Snow and ice on the ground are never good news for me. Not having a low centre of gravity, if there is any slipping and falling to be done, I'm your woman. This is not helped by the fact that the road outside our house is never visited by the gritters and tends to resist any attempt by the sun to melt the ice until we're halfway through summer. (OK, an exaggeration - slight).
So last winter, I searched online and eventually found these little gems which fit over my walking shoes and, Bob's your uncle, I am able to walk on snow and ice without any problem, even with Paddy on the other end of the lead. Of course, it wouldn't be advisable to skip off blithely as if on a dry summer's day, but all in all, a great addition to my winter wardrobe.