Twisted ankles in the forecast
Reviewed by BY from NY on Saturday, April 11, 2015
I am extremely unsatisfied with these snowshoes and have returned them. While other brands (MSR, et al) use a metal hingle to secure your feet to the shoe, this only used the straps. Which allows the shoe to turn almost 45 degrees from your foot, either hurting you or making you sink deep into the snow. Also, the gripping metal teeth under the sole of your foot quickly accumulates ice and snow, which after only a minute or two of walking, compressed into a huge block of ice which exacerbates the sliding foot problem mentioned earlier. Used these for a 5 day hike in the lower Adirondacks. While they are probably fine for a casual stroll with very hard snow 3-5" deep, they stand no match for soft snow or anything deeper.