If you live, well, anywhere that experiences winter, you’ve probably had, at least once, the “fun” experience of slipping and landing flat on your butt. It’s no fun for anybody and it can actually make your life miserable for a few days as the bruises heal. Which is why having some Mini Ice Grippers from Nordic Grip is such a good idea.

Ice To Meet…OK, No Puns, We Promise

We’ll resist the puns, partially because, let’s face it, all ice puns are ruined for all time by Batman & Robin. Besides, these little grippers actually deserve better. The way they work is actually pretty simple: they’re just two metal spikes on a rubberized band. The genius is less in the design and more in the application.

Boots On The Ground

During the winter, ideally, you’ve got some heavy, grippy boots on your feet, but that’s not always possible. Maybe you’ve got to take a short walk for work, maybe there’s no ice that day until a storm blows in, but either way, you’re stuck, right?

Wrong. This slip over any shoe, over the ball of your foot, and give you more stability. Your weight, combined with the spikes, presses down into the ice, punching through and giving you more purchase. And once you’re inside, you can just slip them off your shoes and tuck them into the protective case they come with. No muss… no fuss.

Spikes You Can Take Anywhere


They’ll fit on any shoe, even high heels, and they won’t tear up a carpet. More importantly, they’ll let you be able to stand and walk confidently, without slipping, and if you’re concerned about their blending in, you can get them in black. Or bright blue and pink. Either way, they’ll run you $15 for a pair, and they’ll definitely be worth it with the winter we might be having.

Dan Seitz

Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.