NO. 1: THE SPEED TEST
Vibram Arctic Grip Soles have unparalleled traction on wet ice and slippery winter surfaces to keep you standing up when the temperatures are down, so what better way to test than with a race of speed and traction in a skating rink.
NO. 2: THE CRYO CHAMBER TEST
Vibram Arctic Grip Soles feature a thermochromatic indicator to tell you when the temperature has dropped to freezing. To prove this, we've put them into our Mini-cryogenic chamber, the coldest thing we could think of, to see how the soles hold up.
NO. 3: THE RISKY BUSINESS TEST
The third and final test was the Risky Business test. Sometimes when you're home alone, you want to cut loose. Turn up that music, lose those pants, and do a power slide. We decided to run the Merrell Men's Moab FST Ice+ Thermo Boots through that scenario. Annnnd it did not go well. Unfortunately, the same properties that allowed them to excel on the ice race traction test worked against them on this one. Our tester cranked up the jams, cranked down his pants.... and took a hard fall. So be sure to remove your super grippy Merrell boots before getting into some risky business.
Bottom line: If you want winter footwear that provides the absolute best traction ever on wet and slippery surfaces, check out the collection of Merrell Arctic Grip Footwear.
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