The more than usual amount of snow that we have received this year in WV has given me the extended opportunity to test out my devices for effective snow running. In the past, I've ran most winters in just my regular running shoes with the occasional day or days of slapping on the yaktrax. This is the first year that I've ever been tempted to try screws in my shoes. So what's the verdict? Well, I have to say I kind of like the screws. Running with screwed shoes you don't have some of the negatives associated with Yaktrax (snow clumping, elastic cords breaking, coils getting displaced, etc.). Yaktrax still have a place in my running arsenal, mainly running on packed snow, but the screwed shoes seem to work much better when running on partially clear roads or trails with snow/ice patches interspersed.
I'm interested to see what everyone else does to make winter running more functional. So what works for you in the winter?