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How do snowshoes distribute weight across a bigger area?

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That larger surface area means that you have more snow supporting your body weight from below when you wear a snow shoe than you'd have if you were just ... In a tennis shoe or boot, there's a lot of body weight distributed over just a few inches; on a snowshoe, the body weight is spread out over many more inches. read more

Your feet have a certain amount of area, and the force of your weight is transferred to the ground through this area. Snowshoes have a larger area than your feet do, so the force of your weight is spread out over more area that touches the ground. read more

Snowshoes aren't built from the factory with holes. As a rule, they will have, perhaps better said, gaps; gaps where the decking mesh connects with the frame, gaps where the forefoot swivels on a pivot of some sort. read more

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