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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.
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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 1,680 customer reviews, the JIASUQI flat boots are a unisex design and are currently the no. 1 bestseller in men’s boots — and they’re perfect for women, too.
“Light weight, soft, warm and the most comfy winter shoes ever,” one Amazon shopper wrote about their JIASUQI booties.
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“I love these boots, they are perfect for quick and easy wear, I order a little larger size in the event I want to wear a thick sock but they are really warm with a thin sock. I love that they are so easy to put on and off plus they look great too,” another added. “The price is fabulous for a small winter boot that offers everything a big boot does.”
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. Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman (or woman) or looking for a pair to throw on while you run errands or shovel the snow, these boots can help reduce your risk of slips and falls.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.