I have several pairs of chukka boots with Dainite soles that I purcahsed exclusively with the intention of using them for wintertime wear since it snows heavily where I live. I was hoping the Dainite soles would provide reliable and secure traction while walking on snow--both fresh powder and firmly packed snow--but, alas, it is not to be. I find Dainites do not provide secure traction in winter conditions. Sure, I haven't fallen while walking on a snow-covered sidewalk YET . . . but i find that I just can't walk at my usual pace for fear of slipping and falling. Does anyone else have any similar experiences with Dainites in winter/icy conditions?