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How Far Should You Expect To Sink In Snowshoes?

How Far Should You Expect To Sink In Snowshoes?

Posted by Crescent Moon on Aug 21st 2020

The morning is crisp, the air is so clean and clear you feel like you can see forever into the blue sky and the deep woods, but you go out to adventure and sink right down into the powder. No problem, you head back in and put on the old snowshoes that have been passed down for years. Nope, still sinking a bit more than is comfortable, and the energy it takes to walk a few feet does not add up to a good time. Time to brew a pot of cocoa and give up for the day? No! It is time to upgrade your snowshoes with Crescent Moon foam snowshoes and enjoy the wild again. We offer our quality snowshoes in a variety of sizes, and they are designed for multi-use with accessories so you can enjoy your walking routine any time of year.

It is simply unhealthy for the cardiovascular system and for the mind to be cooped up all winter when the snow reaches a certain point. With our modern foam snowshoes, you don't have to be stuck inside. We can help you keep your heart healthy and your mental outlook positive with snowshoe innovations that let you get out there even in powdery conditions with less effort than you may expect, compared to older model snowshoes.

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How far should you expect so sink in snowshoes, exactly?

This question is easy to answer. However, generally, there are many variables to how far you may sink on a given day. First, the age of the snow will increase or decrease how far you sink. A newly fallen field is going to be trouble to walk through because each step will be a maximum sink. This may be as high as 6 to 12 inches, depending on the snow and other variables! In a more packed snow, you may sink 6 to 8 inches. And in a packed trail, you can expect not to sink at all. A quality pair of lightweight snowshoes from Crescent Moon will ensure that you sink as little as possible and that your energy expenditure with each step is less work than with heavier, more cumbersome snowshoes. Our snowshoes are also easier to put on over your shoes and easy to remove. They are so lightweight and easy to walk in that some customers have reported forgetting that they are over their shoes when they stop needing them.

The harsh facts of winter are that it's cold, and snow can be miserable to walk in at times. We can't do much about the cold, but we have made many advancements when it comes to making your stroll across the yard or even hikes through the trails much more comfortable on the knees, back, and heart. No need to stay cooped up, find the right tool for the job (quality lightweight modern foam snowshoes), and marvel in your newfound mobility.

Browse our selection of foam snowshoes and read our customer reviews to learn more about why our products stand alone in the world of winter adventuring. We know snow, and we have married craftsmanship, innovation, science, and technology to make a new snowshoe that is lightweight effective, and stylish. 

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