How good are snow socks?
Less bulky and easy to install, snow socks are an interesting alternative to chains for occasional use. However, they have a weak point: they are fragile and not approved as special equipment for the winter, with the exceptions of the Easygrip model developed by Michelin.
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Today, there are two types of snow socks on the market: economic textile models and a more hardwearing one – but also more expensive – made of composite materials.
Textile snow socks (from £50 to £80)
rezulteo’s opinion. A good emergency solution if you rarely have snow in your region.
Composite material socks (from £65 to £120)
rezulteo’s opinion. An excellent compromise for those who find chains too bulky and traditional socks too fragile.
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