Stay Safe this winter with Mark’s slip resistant boots! And enter to win a $100 giftcard!

by Nadine on December 6, 2017

Depending on where you live, winter could be mild and sweater and light coats – or you can be in Winnipeg and have snow, ice and brutally cold temperatures.

But, ice is a big problem anywhere it freezes, even when it’s not super cold – think of Vancouver last winter, seeing people slipping and falling on the news and how icy the roads and sidewalks were all over.

Falling in winter not only bruises the ego a bit, it’s painful and often can lead to some pretty brutal injuries. The older we get, the worse it seems to get. I’m a big fan of good winter footwear – a good grip to me is the most important thing. I wear my big boots from Mark’s as soon as it’s icy now – last year I thought it wasn’t too bad out, wore my runners and had a pretty bad fall. Lesson learned. I have them, so I wear them! It’s winter after all.

Mark’s has a ton of great boots for winter and some new anti slip innovations that will keep you safe all winter.

My husband went and met with Damon Bennett to learn more about it and to test some boots out. They had an incline and ice there to try it out and the Vibram Artic grip boots had the most amazing grip. He was really impressed with them and even when he was trying to slip and slide, the boots gripped in. Great for those working outside in the winter – but also just if you really cautious of falling. And like Damon mentions in the video, such a great idea for the elderly to get boots with an amazing grip. These are some serious boots – engineered and designed to perform on wet ice – and improved grip now on cold, iced or snowy surfaces. Covers all parts of winter. Just don’t wear these boots indoors as there are crystals in the soles. Which, in Winnipeg most people don’t stomp around houses in winter boots, so shouldn’t be an issue.

It’s winter here for quite a bit of the year – and when it gets icy you’re better off with a great pair of boots so you can get out there and work, or just enjoy the winter. Warmth is a big one too – but not falling wins for me every time!

You can check out the site Damon mentions in the video – Rate My Treads. It’s such a great idea to see how well boots do on ice and incline.

And thanks to Mark’s one lucky person will be winning a $100 giftcard – maybe it’s time for new boots or any of the other functional and fun items found at Mark’s!

Here are your ways to enter:

1 – Check out the Mark’s site and comment with which winter boots are your favourite!

2 – Watch the video with Damon Bennett and comment with what you find most important in a boot compared to his list

3 – Like Mark’s on facebook and comment that you did so

4 – Post the link to this giveaway on facebook and comment that you did so

Giveaway is open to all Canadians and will end Friday Dec. 15th at noon – Good Luck everyone!

{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

Irene December 6, 2017 at 2:53 PM

I am interested in the Vibram Artic Grip boots….. but, I really have to check them out in person. I have MS and need extremely good grips. I cannot walk on ice and if I slip I probably will fall. So I am very, very careful as to what kind of grips my shoes have.

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Irene December 6, 2017 at 2:55 PM

Like on fb

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Irene December 6, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Most important is…. G.R.I.P….. Bonus if they look good!!

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Irene December 6, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Posted

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john December 6, 2017 at 3:10 PM

I have always liked the Wind River products.

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john December 6, 2017 at 3:11 PM

As i get older i think grip becomes more and more important.

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john December 6, 2017 at 3:11 PM

liked on facebook

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john December 6, 2017 at 3:12 PM

shared on facebook

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lori December 6, 2017 at 4:19 PM

I love Marks! Something for my whole family there. I love the Skechers womens Jumpstart d-Lites boots because skechers is always the best fit for my difficult feet!

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lori December 6, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Liked/ shared on FB!

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lori December 6, 2017 at 4:20 PM

To me the most important feature is the insulation level for boots i am using for winter walking. And Grip. Both are very important!

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lori December 6, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Also posted it on my wall, thank you for the wonderful contest and Merry Christmas everyone.

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Wanda B December 6, 2017 at 4:40 PM

My favourite winter boots are the women’s Denver Hayes Women’s Ava Low Cut Lace-Up Winter Boots.

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Wanda B December 6, 2017 at 4:41 PM

I think the amount of grip on your boots is the most important, for sure.

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Tracy Morin December 6, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Timberland Mount Hope lace up winter boot really appeals to me.

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Tracy Morin December 6, 2017 at 5:13 PM

It is absolutely the grip. I have worked purchasing medical supplies and equipment. Ice creates some brutal falls.

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Tracy Morin December 6, 2017 at 5:14 PM

Already liked Mark’s FB page 😊

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Tracy Morin December 6, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Shared this article to FB which includes the giveaway!

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Toby December 6, 2017 at 5:54 PM

Love the SOREL Women’s Winter Carnival Nylon Pac Winter Boot

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Toby December 6, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Comfort first and foremost…but for someone being outside a lot, that snowflake rating is important.

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Toby December 6, 2017 at 5:59 PM

I like Mark’s on FB.

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Toby December 6, 2017 at 5:59 PM

I’ve shared this post through FB.

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Paula December 6, 2017 at 6:14 PM

I like the women’s jump start d’lites boots!

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Paula December 6, 2017 at 6:15 PM

The grip is the most important to me.

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Paula December 6, 2017 at 6:16 PM

Already liked mark’s on Facebook

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Silvia December 6, 2017 at 7:43 PM

I like the Sacha Shearling wool boots

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Silvia December 6, 2017 at 7:47 PM

Grip is one of the most important aspects for me.

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L December 6, 2017 at 8:38 PM

I like the Sorrel Snowlion.
The most important thing is grip.

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jodi frechette December 6, 2017 at 8:44 PM

My favourite boot would be the Thermo Adventure waterproof winter boots and Grip is definitely most important to me. Liked and shared the link

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Amanda Niemi December 6, 2017 at 8:48 PM

As someone else mentioned, I also have MS and I am notoriously bad at slipping in the winter. Even with okay grip, so I am always looking for boots with AMAZING gripping souls. I can always double or triple up on socks, but grip is so important. Based on the options I saw the Women’s Powder Valley Arctic Grip Winter Boots are the ones that I am really liking, and the reviews on the boots are amazing.

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Sabrina T December 7, 2017 at 10:16 AM

My pick would be the woman’s soft shell hiking boot. I dislike true winter boots so these would be perfect for me.

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Sabrina T December 7, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Like Mark’s already on Facebook

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Sabrina T December 7, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Shared on fb

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June December 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Grip and width is important to me.

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Renata December 7, 2017 at 6:56 PM

Love the Mount Hope boots!!

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Renata December 7, 2017 at 7:01 PM

The fit is kry for a boot. But I also agree a little bit of atyle goes a long way 🙂

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Amanda December 7, 2017 at 8:54 PM

Liked on FB.

Shared on FB.

Grip and warmth are both important to me!

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Pam Gordon December 7, 2017 at 10:42 PM

Merrell Thermo adventure Ice Waterproof Winter hiking boots

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Sabrina T December 8, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Warmth! If I’m going to spend time outside my toes better be warm or I won’t last.

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Jill MacAulay December 8, 2017 at 12:08 PM

I really like the looks of the Women’s Bridgette HD2 Water-Repellant mid-cut boot !

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Jill MacAulay December 8, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Warmth is really important to me – my feet are cold all the time !

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Jill MacAulay December 8, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Liked Mark’s on FB !

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Jill MacAulay December 8, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Posted the contest link on my FB page !

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Tanis Essery December 8, 2017 at 4:41 PM

I like the Women’s Bridgette HD2 Water Repellent Mid-Cut Boot

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Tanis Essery December 8, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Grip and warmth are most important to me…and they have to be pretty…I don’t need much do I? LOL

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Tanis Essery December 8, 2017 at 4:44 PM

Liked Mark’s facebook page!

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Tanis Essery December 8, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Contest link posted on my timeline! Thanks!

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Carla B December 8, 2017 at 9:03 PM

My husband recently bought the WindRiver Men’s Yukon winter boots and he loves them!

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SuperMel December 9, 2017 at 1:31 PM

The Baffins “Chloe” look warm and stylish!

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SuperMel December 9, 2017 at 1:37 PM

Video watched! I think the snowflake rating is just about the most important thing I’ve ever heard when it comes to boots! You need to safely be able to walk on incline!

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Carla B December 9, 2017 at 8:41 PM

I like Mark’s on FB

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Alesha December 9, 2017 at 9:56 PM

I like the Baffin soft shell winter boots.

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Suzi December 11, 2017 at 6:46 PM

My favourites are the DENVER HAYES
Women’s Ava Low Cut Lace-Up Winter Boot

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Suzi December 11, 2017 at 6:47 PM

I like Marks on FB (Suzi MH)

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Pam December 11, 2017 at 7:18 PM

My fave boots are the women’s mirabelle max nylon slip on boots.

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Jenness M December 12, 2017 at 6:33 PM

I like the Sperry womens powder valley arctic grip winter boots.

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Jenness M December 12, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Warmth is most important to me.

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Jenness M December 12, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Liked Marks on facebook.

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Jenness M December 12, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Shared on facebook.

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sarah December 13, 2017 at 12:45 PM

I like the Denver Hayes Ava low cut style with the lace up. I think they look both warm and comfortable. Thanks!

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sarah December 13, 2017 at 12:48 PM

I love the idea of being able to rate my grip. That is major for me on the walks to school. Comfort is important too.

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sarah December 13, 2017 at 12:50 PM

I like Mark’s on Facebook.

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sarah perry December 13, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Shared on Facebook but unable to paste the link.

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Pam December 13, 2017 at 4:28 PM

most important to me is the snowflake rating, I want boots that aren’t a fail with all of my outdoor adventures.

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Pam December 13, 2017 at 4:29 PM

I like on facebook
pam w h

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Darris December 14, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Jade HD2 boots

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