so these past 2 days have been just above freezing temp and raining: but, today it is 7 below, typical February Toronto weather. this morning I got to work and my constriction site was a big sheet of ice. I am not prepared for this sort of thing so I don't really have boot studs handy.
I scrounged up some tie wire in my office and some pliers and figured out a quick temporary fix to give my boots some grip.
here is how you can iceify your steel toes without screwing into them or buying boot studs:
Disclaimer: this DIY is purely a convenience based utility and in no way should it be used as a safety device. ice is dangerous and by no means should someone walk on ice without exercising caution. if you are not capable of walking on ice this instructable is not going to change that.
Step 1: Acquire tools and materials
-> pliers with snips (as you can see mine are quite "broken in"
-> tie wire (easy to get, very common on most construction sits.)
-> steel toed (or not?) boots
-> a cup of hot coffee (because if you need to make ice boots, its probably very cold out.)
Step 2: Prepare piece of wire
cut a piece of wire about 18-20" long depending on the boot, longer is better because you can always cut off excess.
starting about 1.5" in from the end of your piece twist 3 or 4 little loops about an inch apart (single twist don't go crazy, well tighten those later)
and now you are ready to install.