To use Snobootz properly, you have to separate the strip ends at least twice: first to reconnect them for a tight fit once they're in position, and later to remove the Snobootz when you're done using them. Trouble is, after several thousand pounds of SUV have mashed all those tiny hooks and loops together, peeling the two layers apart is like trying to rip the hide off an elephant. Fleece or wool gloves just make matters worse by sticking to the Snobootz. You'll need to reach deep into your grimy wheel well, get a solid grip on the edge of the Snobootz, and pull as hard as you can. And don't let go until the layers are completely separated, or you'll have to start all over again. The good news is that they aren't likely to come off accidentally while you're driving, even if you haven't tightened them perfectly and some snow has accumulated inside the sheaths.