The Running Shoe You Need for Snowshoe Racing

Saucony Ride 8 GTX (men’s)

When it comes to snowshoe racing, snowshoe options abound with many companies delivering light and fast racing models. But although zippy snowshoes can save time on race day, remember that your actual shoes are just … Continue reading

Gear Review: Feet are the key to your adventure’s success

Because winter sports take place in sometimes remote and challenging terrain, it can require extra planning and extra gear. You need to be ready for the elements. Perhaps the most important preparation you can take is to make your feet … Continue reading

Gear Review: Atlas Race Snowshoes

Atlas Race Snowshoes.

Atlas Race Snowshoes.

It’s an interesting time for the world of snowshoe racing. With improved shoe traction devices and ski touring/uphill gear, many casual outdoor exercisers and elite endurance athletes don’t really need to strap on a pair of snowshoes. … Continue reading

Gear Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes

MiroSpikes

What an epiphany when I realized that running on snow in the winter was not only accessible, but also more physically sustainable than running on roads, or even trail running in the summer. Accessible because of new advances in foot … Continue reading

Gear Review: Yukon Charlie’s 825 Pro II Series Women’s Snowshoes & Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Yukon Charlie's 825 Pro II Series Women's Snowshoes & Trekking Poles

Photo Courtesy of Yukon Charlie’s.

There’s no doubt that one of the biggest improvements in snowshoe design recently are the bindings. I started snowshoeing about 10 years ago, and the only thing I disliked about the sport was putting on … Continue reading

Gear Review: Ahnu Women’s Twain Harte Boot

Keeping my feet toasty warm while out snowshoeing

Well-designed, light, easy to put on and attractive… all things that come to mind when I think about the Ahnu Women’s Twain Harte Insulated Boot.

Designed to be an après-ski boot, … Continue reading

Prepare Yourself for the Boot of the Year: KEEN Revel II

Overly excited to try out my KEEN Revel II boots, I decided I was not only going to wear them with appropriate attire, but I was going to wear them everywhere, at all times, for an undetermined amount of weeks. … Continue reading

Gear Review: LOWA Trident II GTX WS

When I first lifted up the box with my new LOWA Trident II GTX winter boots, I was really surprised by its light weight. The boots, when I removed them from the box, were small and compact. Although the Trident … Continue reading

Manitobah: Making Mukluks, Building a Legacy

Thousands of years ago, Inuit, Yupik, and other Native peoples inhabiting what is now Canada had to make it through some of the coldest winters on Earth.  So they invented a winter boot called a mukluk.

In 1997, when he … Continue reading

Gear Review: Oboz Bridger BDry

Oboz's Bridger BDry

I tend to choose footwear that goes to extremes when hiking. Sometimes I’ll wear my heavy, all-leather boots, at others just a pair of sandals or trail runners so that my feet feel light. When I first tried on a … Continue reading

Gear Review: KEEN Revel II Boots

A waterproof/breathable layer, 200g of insulation, and a roomy design make the Revel II a winner for cool to cold days on and off trail.

Gear Review: Salewa Snow Trainer INS.GTX

winter boots
Salewa's Snow Trainer is a great choice for snowshoers and winter trekkers in search of a low profile, lightly insulated boot.