How can we walk on the streets in icy weather without falling?

A still from the movie “The Christmas Cottage”

If you have the opportunity to stay at home in icy conditions, take advantage of it. If not, in this material we will tell you how to walk outside in such weather and reduce the number of falls.

What shoes should I wear?

The first and most important rule is to choose the right shoes.


– heels higher than 3-4 centimeters;

– shoes with flat heels;

– flat-soled shoes.


– boots with wide toes;

– shoes with thick soles;

– shoes with mixed tread.

To make the sole less slippery, you can go to a workshop where a rubber pad will be glued to it. Another option is to stick a few pieces of adhesive tape on the sole – this will make the shoes more durable (but the adhesives will need to be replaced). Additionally, felt or sandpaper can be glued to the base. If the base is thick enough, you can screw in screws.

How to walk correctly?

A still from the movie “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”

The base has already become more solid, but that’s not all. You also need to walk correctly in icy conditions.

First – put your phone aside. It distracts you greatly from the road and you can easily lose your balance while recording a voice message or talking to a friend.

Second – don’t rush. Even if you are late for the bus or an important meeting. Now this is not the most important thing. The smaller the step, the better.

Third – Do not keep your hands in your pockets. Your hands are important for balance, so don’t rest them anywhere.

Fourth – imagine yourself as a penguin. No matter how funny it sounds. Bend your legs slightly, relax your knees and take small steps, pressing the entire sole.

If you feel like you’re starting to fall, try to pick yourself up again. As you fall backwards, spread your arms out to your sides to avoid landing on your elbows and tuck your chin towards your chest to avoid hitting the back of your head. Falling backwards is considered the most traumatic event, so try to shift your body weight to the side. If you fall forward, bend and stretch your elbows – this is your protection. If you fall on your side, keep your arms close to your body.

If you fall, evaluate how hard it is and go to the emergency room. It is better to be on the safe side because not all injuries appear immediately. But we still hope the above tips help you stay on the ice.

Source: People Talk

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