Here’s a timely Maine made item! It’s no surprise some of the best winter gear is made in Maine or in Canada.
My driveway is pure glass right now– so I have to put on my STABILicers over my boots when I head to get a load of wood from the shed. We sure have had an icy winter.
Stabilicers are made in Biddeford, Maine and they are like ice picks on your feet. I consider it a winter essential. https://www.stabilgear.com/shop/outdoor-recreation/stabilicers-lite/
I lost one in the woods a couple winters ago, so when I got my second pair I opted for the blaze orange color so that if I lose one I will be able to find it. I have the “lite” pair, but they make more extreme sets as well.
I got mine at the hardware store up the street, I think. They sell them all over the place, even at shoe stores. I have not tried other comparable brands like Yak Trax, but these are made in Maine and they make a huge difference in walking on the ice. Good for winter hiking too.