Since I discovered these a few years ago, I find that I now wear the ice clogs in as many months as I can, and switch to the Encore Breeze when it warms up. I have 5 now, in assorted colors, and two sizes--the black leather ran small when I bought them. They are easy to get on and off, and they stay on. They offer good stability for walking and standing. This year I plan to try another Encore style. Without them, there are days when I wouldn't be able to get a shoe on at all. I bought my first pair because it was cute, but it turned into a lifesaver. And yes, they are good in snow and ice, as long as it's not too deep.