NEW YORK CITY — Even though this city is the style capital of the country, its aggressive weather patterns sometimes mean trading what looks good for what's practical.
Here's six items that will have you #winning on ice:
Onguard Overboots from MSC Direct
You're not going to win any beauty competitions with these galoshes. As the name suggests, these boots are designed to fit over regular shoes so there's no need to clomp around the office in giant snow boots. They also have plenty of grip on the sole for dealing with ice.
Yaktrack Run from Dick's Sporting Goods
These cleats are designed for those who don't want to quit their running while ice covers the sidewalks. They are mostly made from rubber so will flex with your foot. The steel coils and spikes are also removable depending upon the traction you're looking for.
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System from REI
These cleats are a bit more serious than the Yaktrack Run pair. These can still be transferred from shoe to shoe and can fit in your pocket, but the almost-half inch metal spikes are not to be messed with and a nightmare for indoor flooring.
As the name suggests, these boots have some serious sole traction for walking on icy surfaces. They are also waterproof, insulated and a good deal.
Women's Pajar Ice Gripper Boot
If you're dealing with freezing conditions, you want to rely on a Canadian brand like Pajar. This shoe offers some style with its leather detail and the sole has Pajar's exclusively built-in cleat system.
Men's Wildcat Boot from L.L. Bean
For men, L.L. Bean has a boot that can handle ice while looking stylish. Both waterproof and made of leather, the boot also comes in New York City's favorite color — black. If you’re walking around outside this boot keeps you warm to 35 degrees below freezing.