I'm managed to wriggle my way out of it for years, but this winter I decided to bite the bullet and go for it. Actually, it was more of a reason to buy new shoes.
One purchase of brand new bright yellow spikes - complete with black laces - I lined up for the Dunbartonshire relays looking like a bumble bee.
One lap round the Garscube estate. I think I was broken in gently, as it was more of a trail run. The only difficult bit was when the route crossed over roads. Not so easy with spike on.