When the cold and the slipperiness on the roads increases, there is a clear increase in the demand on the spikes. It says Staffan Sundquist, specialistapotekare at the Pharmacy in Jönköping, sweden. In the years the Pharmacy has sold three times as much as spikes and non-slip surface in Sweden as in the corresponding period in 2018.
– the Sale of the spikes and non-slip surface is affected enormously by the weather, " he says.
your prejudices tell you, it is not only pensioners who equip their shoes with non-slip surface. According to Magnus Frisk on the pharmacy's communications department, it is used also widely used by younger generations.
" It fits very well to the active lifestyle that many people have today. Regardless of the weather and want to be able to move freely and then it can slip to be helpful, " he says.
Staffan Sundquist, who hits on the amounts of customers every day in Jönköping, feel, however, again the picture of the spikes as something that younger people like to stay away from.
”No, so old am I not”, you can get to the answers you suggest a slip-resistant material. Sure there may be such an attitude.
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