Wear socks over shoes to avoid slipping, expert says

Published: 11th February 2011

Wear socks over shoes to avoid slipping, expert says
Those still experiencing difficult weather conditions such as ice and snow should try an innovative approach to safety, one expert has said.

Jack Beever, 75, of Dupo, advises that people worried about slipping on the ice should don wool socks over shoes, reports BND.com

He added that other socks work too, but wool footwear should be used for optimum effect as the material is "almost like Velcro".

Additionally, he continued, socks will get dirty, wear out quickly and people may look at wearers strangely but it is a small price to pay to prevent a serious accident.

Mr Beever said that he first heard of the method about 50 years ago, but cannot remember who told him.

However, men who are opting for funky footwear may want to avoid wearing these trendy socks over their shoes.

Edward Nagy, who has created a bold line of men's socks, has said that brightly patterned footwear for men is "the new tie".

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