The Systems That Bind: An Overview of Snowshoe Bindings

The earliest snowshoes were most likely made from panels of stiffened animal hides or slats of wood. They were probably held on the wearer’s feet by leather thongs or roping made from fibrous plant stems, tied to the foot and ankle to secure their snowshoe.

After thousands of years, the traditional/wooden-framed shoes still use mostly leather strapping and laced foot harnesses to hold onto the wearer’s feet.  Straps have advanced to incorporate ratcheted buckles and basic bindings now also include…READ MORE.

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