There are snowshoes built specifically for an easy walk in the national park or wilderness, and race snowshoes for competition, running and winter fitness; it’s up to you to find the shoe that fits. Race snowshoes are built exclusively for speed and maneuverability. Race snowshoes are light and cover a smaller surface area than the basic walking snowshoes for men, women and kids. Lightweight aluminum frames are a staple for men, women and kids’ snowshoes so that each lift of the foot isn’t heavier than absolutely necessary. When shopping for men, women and kids’ snowshoes, find out if they are meant for only gradual slopes or hard-packed snow, and then try them on to feel if they’ll support you through long treks in the wilderness. Brands like TSL, Tubbs, Redfeather and Atlas have snowshoes that make the most of each outdoor adventure.