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Antifreeze shoes

... Clear the pathways as you walk.
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Imagine if you will a shoe with a small void in the sole. In this small void, the wearer pours antifreeze (or windscreen wash fluid, or a saline solution).

As the user walks, this fluid is gently squeezed out onto the pathways.

In icy conditions, this collective walking using antifreeze shoes will keep our paths/pavements/sidewalks clear. And safe.

jonthegeologist, Jan 29 2004

Anti-ice shoes http://www.halfbake...dea/anti-ice_20shoe
Similar, but not so effective [jonthegeologist, Oct 17 2004]


       Makes cross-country walks rather environmentally unfriendly.
nick_n_uit, Jan 29 2004

       funny, I was thinking flame-thrower today!
po, Jan 29 2004

       quite like the flame thrower shoe...
jonthegeologist, Jan 29 2004

       wouldn't that be *cool* in the playground?   

       light your fag, impress the girls...   

       litter gone...   

       neat idea its mine <looking possessive>
po, Jan 29 2004

       //And safe.//   

       What happens when the family pet slurps up the antifreeze on the sidewalk?
spiraliii, Jan 29 2004

       cool for cats?
po, Jan 29 2004

       he'll never be cold again.... course, you could use salt solution as indicated in the idea. That's perfectly safe to dogs, cats, trees and yellow-bellied oppossums.
jonthegeologist, Jan 29 2004

       drag him back to our shores...
po, Jan 29 2004

       the oppossum?
jonthegeologist, Jan 29 2004

       no, your brother!
po, Jan 29 2004

       lord no. send him away, let him take the cold and the oppossums with him.
jonthegeologist, Jan 29 2004

       Fishbone for environmental ignorance, even considering use of saline. Excessive amounts of NaCl an CaCl2 applied by humans and carried by runoff water already has a negative effect on ecosystems and transportation infrastructure in regions of the world where it is abused.   

       Luckily, this planet has plenty of wonderful places for humans to live where the (current) climate prevents formation of ice.
ed, Dec 28 2006

       was considering Salt-lick soled shoes... so that the path you tread is always salted/gritted
Dub, Mar 01 2018


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