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Everything you need to know about the effectiveness of snow socks

Often wrongly accused of not being effective, snow socks suffer from many preconceived ideas regarding their performance and effectiveness . B26 panel regulations, resistance, efficiency, installation, adhesion, etc. whatever your questions, find out everything there is to know about snow socks .


Snow socks are a removable, non-slip, textile winter equipment designed to be installed on automobile tires . They are an alternative to snow chains for driving on snowy surfaces. However, they suffer from a bad reputation and many still doubt their effectiveness. In fact, low-cost socks will tend to tear more easily and quickly and will be more fragile than high-end snow socks, especially on dry asphalt. It is therefore necessary to estimate the utility and the type of use you will have (occasional or regular) in order to know which level of quality to choose.

In addition, technological advances have greatly improved this device to the point of making their use reliable, in difficult conditions , even on regulated roads .


Snow socks are generally made of polyester fiber allowing snow to stick to them. They can also absorb water and reject it in order to limit the risk of aquaplaning and allow you to maintain control of the vehicle on snow-covered surfaces . They are a more practical alternative to snow chains and have many advantages :

  • Simple and quick to assemble : in just 5 minutes compared to 15 to 20 minutes for snow chains;
  • Many snow socks are approved to road regulations B26;
  • They generally have a lower cost than snow chains;
  • Suitable for vehicles with special chains and not chainable ;
  • Snow socks are effective on snow and ice and are easy to carry, washable and reusable;
  • Comfortable on the road offering a pleasant ride without vibration or noise;
  • Very good adhesion on snow and even on some icy roads.

If snow socks have long been criticized, it is mainly due to their fragility and the risk of tearing on dry roads. Some are also not approved on the B26 road sign. However, two brands of snow socks overcome these difficulties and offer better resistance. These are certain models from the ISSE brand and Musher over-tyres . Musher products also have the advantage of running on dry bitumen for up to 150 km and of being approved to European standards .

Although we should not deny snow chains which remain very effective, especially if the snow is particularly thick, snow socks remain a good alternative combining safety and ease of assembly .


Musher snow socks, or anti -slip over-tyres come from a patented technology and is the first Approved over-tyre . These snow socks are made up of a 3D shape memory knitting to allow them to fit perfectly on the wheel of your car. The material is robust which makes it one of the rare pieces of equipment that can run on dry bitumen .

Save time with assembly in 5 minutes and drive legally and security on snowy roads up to 50 km/h . Equip yourself now with anti-slip over-tyres , an essential to have in your trunk for your mountain trips!