Okay, we’re not sure why this person was snooping around in their father’s room but things like that don’t always have a pleasant ending. The OP was quite confused and a little worried when they spotted this wire-covered oddity and couldn’t help but ask the internet for guidance.
Thankfully, it wasn’t anything freaky and turned out to be just a set of Yakstrax. “What’s that?” you ask. Well, they basically go over your regular shoes to give you traction when you’re walking on ice or snow. Inspired by Himalayan Sherpas, they are pretty lightweight and give you enough grip so that you won’t have a nasty fall.