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How Do Snowshoes Keep You From Sinking?

How Do Snowshoes Keep You From Sinking?

Posted by Crescent Moon on May 22nd 2020

When someone steps foot outside and takes a look at the new snow that has graced the ground, the feeling of excitement starts to build. This is a great time to get out and start snowshoeing. As people start to get all of the equipment ready to go, they start to put on the snowshoes. Then, someone may start to wonder why they use snowshoes at all. What makes snowshoes different from regular shoes?

The biggest difference is that snowshoes help someone by keeping them upright while they walk on the snow. If someone can stay on top of the snow while they are outside, this makes the walk much easier. How do snowshoes do this?

How Snowshoes Work

In the simplest terms, snowshoes help someone stay upright on the snow by providing a larger surface area than the bottom of the tennis shoe. The weight someone places on top of the shoe is the same regardless of the size; however, snowshoes have a larger surface area. This means that the weight of someone’s body is spread out across a larger surface area. This means that there is more snow supporting that some amount of weight than there would be if someone was wearing a tennis shoe.

In essence, the snowshoes help someone distribute their weight across a larger surface area than a tennis shoe. Pressure is measured in pounds per square inch, also known as PSI. Is there are more “square inches” then there is less “pressure” in any one spot. This means that it is harder for someone to break through the snow.

Considerations For Snowshoes

Of course, not all snowshoes are created equal. There are a few different types of snowshoes from which someone can choose. Some snowshoes are recreational. They are relatively simple and straightforward. They are great for people who are looking to hike on even terrain. Other snowshoes, such as mountaineering snowshoes, have more aggressive traction. They might be a little bit heavier but they also make it easier for people to walk uphill and downhill. Finally, there are also aerobic snowshoes. These are meant for people who like to run. On the other hand, they might not be the best for blazing new trails through snow that has just hit the ground. Crescent Moon also has foam snowshoes which bridge the gap in many of these areas. They are lightweight and make it possible for anyone to snowshoe.

Snowshoes And The Type of Snow Cover

The type of snow is also going to make a difference when someone steps foot outside. There are two different types of snow. The type of snowshoes will matter most for new snow. New snow is soft and fluffy. This means that it is easier for someone to sink. If someone doesn't have the right snowshoes, they might find themselves sinking with every step. This can make it harder to blaze a new trail.

If someone is walking on old snow, it has probably been packed down. This means the snow is hard. Hard snow can support the weight of each step more easily. Some people might even be able to walk through hard snow with regular hiking boots.

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Features of Snowshoes from Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon is renowned for its snowshoes. One of the most popular is called the Eva Foam snowshoe. This foam snowshoe bends and rolls with the foot, making it easier to walk. It is quiet and lightweight, meaning that people will not get as tired as quickly. With durable rubber lugs, these snowshoes will provide plenty of traction. Foam snowshoes make snowshoeing more accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

In addition, Crescent Moon is also known for its aluminum snowshoes. These snowshoes are known for their durability. They are ideal for people who like to blaze their own paths either uphill or downhill. Rely on these snowshoes for hiking, running, and exploring.

Rely on Crescent Moon for Snowshoes

These are a few of the most important tips that people need to keep in mind when it comes to snowshoes. At Crescent Moon, we take a tremendous amount of pride in the snowshoes we offer. We believe that everyone who comes to see us deserves to have access to the top equipment on the market. That is why we leverage all of our resources to help you. Count on us to get you into the right snowshoes. Take a look at everything we have to offer today.

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