In Boston, you can’t get away with bear-legging it all winter, so we all wear tights. Tights are annoying: they are uncomfortable, they aren’t warm, and worst of all, they get runs. And lets be honest, the clear nail polish trick is really only a temporary fix.
My solution: I buy size Q tights. They are a bit looser so your legs don't feel like they're in a sausage casing. They have a little more give, so they don't rip as easily. Plus, they are super cheap at CVS!