RUD I-Sock in Action

November 6, 2013

The RUD I-Sock is to be used in the North Pole Marathon in April in support of the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial

Bryn Hughes will be running the North Pole Marathon in memory of his daughter PC Nicola Hughes in April 2014. In September 2012 two unarmed Police Officers where tragically shot following a routine burglary call. Bryn Hughes and Robert Stapleton will be running this race to honour PC Nicola Hughes and help raise money for the charities that helped his family; The North West Police Benevolent Fund, Care of Police Survivors and Victim Support.


The RUD I-Sock and BERGSTEIGER shoe chains have been recently used in training in an indoor facility. They ran a number of times up and down the steep slope with the temperature at a modest minus 4 degrees C, compared to the North Pole at around minus 40 degrees C. See more.

Bryn Hughes stated ‘ The RUD I-Sock and the BERGSTEIGER shoe chains were fantastic, we could not have run on the snow and slopes without them’.

Shoe chains

The RUD I-Sock is a revolutionary safety product that offers exceptional footing and traction on slippery and icy surfaces. It is extremely quick and easy to use and simply straps on to your boot. The RUD I – Sock is made from a unique combination of textile and metal that offers excellent grip and traction on compact snow, slippery and icy surfaces. read more about the I-Sock here.

The I-Sock was also recently tested on an Ice Rink, watch the video footage here. I-Sock ice rink


RUD Winter range