VERIGA Ice Track shoe chains (37 to 40, UK 4.5 to...
These are very well designed and robust shoe chains, sold in pairs.
The black hardened steel ice-spikes make all the difference when walking on iced-over pavements. The stretchy bit is silicone, not rubber, a very important feature as it's the rubber in shoe chains that tends to perish long before the chain wears out.
There are even better prices if you buy two sets or more of any VERIGA shoe chains, any size or colour - see details below.
We've sold shoe chains for many years but it was only in January 2010 that we really had an opportunity to test them out and learn which ones work well and which are not so good. These VERIGA Ice Track are in a different league to any others. Three main reasons:
Ice Tracks are sold in pairs, and come in a reinforced fabric pouch. The silicone colour used for the Medium size is usually red, as shown in the photos, but it does vary.
VERIGA is best known for making tyre-protection chains for the forestry sector, and snow chains for tractors and trucks. They made car snow chains for most of Europe's premier manufacturers before these companies took the bulk of their business to China. VERIGA is a very highly respected name in the snow chains market. We've visited them in Slovenia - they're not far from Sedbergh's twin town, Zreče.
The use of VERIGA shoe chains is no substitute for common sense - walking on icy paths and pavements is hazardous. You need to do your own experimentation to discover their limitations on different surfaces. You'll see that VERIGA's instructions tell you not to use these chains on leather soles, when driving, or when walking on slopes which are more than 20%. (It is noteworthy that huge numbers are sold for summer use in vineyards, the length and breadth of Europe.) In any event neither VERIGA nor John Jordan Limited (that's us) will assume any liability for injury to or costs incurred by the wearers of VERIGA shoe chains sold by us, or for consequent damage to property or third parties - this is a condition of sale.
All the VERIGA shoe chains are in a "multi-buy" programme which gives you substantial discounts if you buy two pairs or more - you can mix Ice Track (all sizes) and City Track (all sizes and colours). Change the quantities in your shopping basket (and press "Recalculate") to see what happens! Ice Tracks are priced as low as £25.00.
Delivery charges and arrangements:
We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.
For most UK addresses, the charge for our two to three day service is £5.50 (£9.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Next Working Day deliveries is £8.50 (£12.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, shoe chains, RUD i-Sock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (1st Class post) or £5.50 (express courier, usually Next Working Day).
There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.
Orders for Next Working Day delivery need to be received by 4.00pm.
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays. Next Working Day orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on the Monday, Next Working Day orders placed on a Saturday will be delivered on the Tuesday.
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver on a day and at an address which suits you. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. All courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.