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There are 3 categories of snowshoes, designed for different activities.  Our group is the #1 category:  Recreational hiking/fitness/walking

  1. Recreational hiking/fitness/walking: This includes winter walking, casual hiking and family outings. Snow conditions are primarily packed or broken snow trails over rolling terrain. These snowshoes generally feature a "bearpaw" or Western-style frame. This oval, symmetrical frame shape evenly distributes your weight for greater stability and balance. Built-in crampons ("teeth" that dig into the snow) on the snowshoe's frame maximize traction.
  2. Running/aerobic fitness: This includes winter running and fitness training, usually on packed or groomed trails. These snowshoes tend to be smaller and lighter than other styles of snowshoes. Some running/aerobic fitness snowshoes also have an asymmetric shape, allowing for more clearance and a natural, more efficient stride.
  3. Hiking/backpacking: This includes making steep climbs and descents. Snow and terrain conditions are variable, including powder snow on unbroken trail sand wind-packed snow. These snowshoes are generally the most durable, and redesigned to withstand extreme weather conditions and use. They usually feature highly supportive binding systems, built-in toe and heel crampons for maximum traction and durable decking materials.

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