The Wanstead firm keeping people upright

The sound of crunching ice is music to Carl Marsh’s ears. His Wanstead company is helping people all over the country stay vertical on ice and deal with the challenges of winter weather.

Carl, of Seagry Road, set up after having lived in the Alps. It has now become one of the biggest websites specialising in winter footwear and has grown a dedicated audience all over the UK – and even some in places such as Finland. Snow boots, overshoes, special gripping attachments for shoes – they’re all its domain, and Carl has now started offering IceGripper’s own branded walking boots and ice grips.

He said: “I know it’s not only kids who love the snow – the number of people I’ve seen out walking in Wanstead over the past couple of days shows that. But nobody wants to be falling over – that’s where I can help.”

The company offers free delivery to anyone with and E11 postcode. Customers can also click and collect (free of postage charges) from Carl’s E11 base where he keeps a small amount of stock.

6 thoughts on “The Wanstead firm keeping people upright”

  1. To all the good folk of Wanstead and E11, please take advantage of our FREE DELIVERY if you have an E11 postcode. It’s a clear option at checkout. There is also a CLICK and COLLECT option, again FREE OF CHARGE. You can then collect your order from our home office at Seagry Road, E11, only a couple of minutes from Wanstead tube station. If you need any advice use the chat button, bottom right of the web pages, or email me: But most of all try and enjoy this once in a decade event and get out in this winter wonderland weather (with your ice grips on, of course..!)

  2. We already pay rates to the Council to grit the roads and footpaths. Can Wansteadium , on behalf of the residents , lobby the Local Authority as to why they have been so slow off the mark again , in dealing with their civic responsibilities please? Our bills are already sky high without having to have to purchase Alpine Equipment to go shopping up the High Street.

  3. Is Wansteadium now doing advertorials?? I’m sure their services are great, and it’s always good to hear news about local businesses but this is just an advert.

    If you want to generate money from advertising, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t as there’s costs in running a website, but don’t make a news story a blatant advert – call it what it is.

    1. Hi ‘Me’, thanks for being such a long-time reader. I disagree about this story – no doubt it’s supporting a local business, but I thought this was interesting enough to include as a story. Most people won’t have heard of the website and it’s interesting that it’s happening in Wanstead, especially with the ice we’ve got at the moment. And most importantly – this wasn’t an advert because no one got paid for it.

  4. Thanks so much for flagging up this local company. I bought some 10 stud ice grippers as a result of hearing about them on Wansteadium . It has already changed my life as I’m so scared of slipping on the ice ( I mean who in their right minds wants to end up in A&E atm.?!) I can honestly say they are brilliant, I don’t dread going out anymore and they’re easy to take on and off. Great that you get free local delivery. As for the council I guess they might be a bit short of cash? Energy crisis, social housing crisis, homelessness etc etc I agree I’d love to see our pavements gritted but we probably need to cut the the council some slack at the moment. I’d rather our libraries stayed open and there are warm places for people to go who need that.

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