So I have decided that I am not prepared to pay several hundred pounds for winter tyres and wheels this year on the grounds that if the weather is really that bad that normal tyres won't get me there then I will just stay and work from home (because I can). Of course if I can lay my hands on a set of winter wheels and tyres cheap enough I may just buy them anyway. In the meantime I will do what everybody should do when the weather turns cold and miserable. Slow Down! But on the off chance of getting caught out when trying to get back home having a set of snow socks (which have some really great reviews) seems a good idea. But upon looking around, it would appear that whilst snow socks are indeed highly rated, a set of snow CHAINS may well be cheaper and will probably not fall apart after a couple of uses. So what does everybody think? Can anybody give me a reason for buying snow socks over snow chains remembering that this is only for if I get stuck trying to get home.