Love these new Ice Grip boots. The salesman on Newbury St offered them to me. At first, I was hesitant. I have sensitive feet and need a wide shoe. The furoshikis are the most comfortable "boot" I have ever worn. A month ago my wife and I walked 3 miles in them on a trail with some icy spots with no problem. They really helped me out during the ice storm of 02/07/2018. My driveway has a 30 degree pitch and I had to get my trash out while the sleet was coming down. I took my time, but found the trash barrel slid and I did not. The next day my driveway was a sheet of ice. I had no problem walking up and down to put down the ice melt. I even helped my neighbor with her driveway and again, was very cautious, but only felt one slip. These boots are now extremely important to me. I am 65 years old and have fallen and slid down my driveway several times over the years. Thanks Vibram.