Necessity is the mother of invention. The idea for IceLock arose from waking up to snow covered path on a morning when we had a big run planned. Also, it came from the perfect day hike that was cut short when the path turned from dirt to packed snow as the elevation of the hill increased. It grew out of the frustration of having to buy different shoes for each season it evolved when we began to think about the hazardous black ice laced trek to the grocery store. Our all-year outdoor lifestyle demanded a solution, a totally new innovative solution, and IceLock was born.