Snowshoes have been round for five,700 years. But this 12 months Boulder, Colorado–based mostly Crescent Moon has made the world’s first all-foam model. Velcro bindings preserve your footwear strapped to a teardrop-formed platform constructed from two layers of ethylene-vinyl acetate, or EVA, the identical stuff used to vogue flip-flops. The snowshoes would possibly look low-tech, however the mixture of cleats and tire-like treads present ample traction, particularly on hardpack trails. Not certain you’re the snowshoeing kind? Company cofounder Jake Thamm is assured this design will change your thoughts. “I would describe it as a gateway drug,” he says. So the subsequent time the paths behind your home look impassibly piled with snow, you recognize what to do.
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