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Winter weather poses a serious risk to safety. While we all know to be extra cautious while driving on snowy or icy roads, it’s equally as important to protect yourself when travelling by foot. Shovelling the sidewalk, running errands or walking the dog can lead to a trip to the emergency room.
According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, nearly 9,000 people were hospitalized due to slip and falls caused by ice in winter 2016-2017. The most common forms of injury? Wrist and ankle fractures as well as head trauma, which can have long-lasting impact on a person’s health.
To help prevent unnecessary injury, some Canadians opt for anti-skid winter footwear. Whether you wear them at work or whenever you leave the house, having a boot with a textured outsole that won’t wear down are a great way to protect yourself against the constantly changing winter weather.
If you're looking for an affordable, lightweight pair of boots, one Amazon bestseller is currently on sale for under $35.
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What are they?
Available in 10 different colours for both men and women, these waterproof boots feature an anti-slip soft sole, designed to provide superior grip. Artificial plush lining helps keep feet warm, while the easy slip-on elastic band and zipper make it easy to pull on boots and head out the door.
There are two different styles available, a shorter JIASQI boot and a higher cut version with a zipper so you can take them on and off quickly.
What people are saying
With more than 2,300 customer reviews, the JIASUQI flat boots are a unisex design and are an affordable cold weather style choice for both men and women.
“Light weight, soft, warm," says one reviewer, who adds that these boots are the "most comfy winter shoes ever."
Another shopper says that these are "perfect for quick and easy wear," adding that "the price is fabulous."
However, some shoppers do caution that the sizing of the boots can be off — and also have mentioned that while these boots are good for light snow, they don't live up to their anti-skid name in icy conditions.
If you’re looking for an affordable pair of boots to carry you through winter - the JIASUQI Winter Snow Flat Ankle Boots might be for you. However, if you're dealing with heavy snow or ice, you may want to pass on these.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.