Sorry if this is the wrong area, seemed more appropriate than sports or shooting. As above, im looking for advice on crampons. Main uses are walking the dogs and also around the yards in work where with both the ground is largely thick compacted ice. That will be 95% of my time, the other 5% trying to get up onto the hills when i get time so im not needing anything hardcore for mountaineering. Im stuck between the pros/cons of spikes Vs mini-spikes. The two im looking at are: Pogu Mini Trail Crampons (CE Tested) - Medium Red UK7-10 - mini lightweight ice grips for snow and ice: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Outdoors http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hillsound-HTC-Trail-Crampon-L/dp/B004BNF2UU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354748501&sr=8-1 Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks. Eddit to add - I would also consider wearing these while running rather than being stuck on a tredmill or rowing machine. Would there be any problems with that?