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Discover how to optimise your comfort and your efforts to enjoy your snowshoe hikes to the full!
The SH500 snowshoe is a model designed to hike with doing elevation. The fitting is inspired by the snowboard type fitting: we just put our foot in, make a simple adjustment with scratch straps and we have a very good support.
We recommend it for people up to 80 kgs, both men and women. It will provide great security with both its spikes, its crampons, plus its large rails underneath, which will help to block the snowshoe, especially in hard snow.
The heel lift system is the real innovation of this snowshoe. The ingenuity of this system is that you can activate or deactivate it very easily using your pole. A heel lift allows you to have your foot more or less horizontal when you are going up a slope.
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If it's a gentle descent, you can move freely down or zigzagging. On the other hand, if its is steeper, it is important to go down facing the slope. Parallel snowshoes, never in "snowplough" or "staircase". Placing your weight on the back of the snowshoes, slide them over the snow, or under the snow if it is powder snow. and have confidence in yourself.Place your poles slightly in front of yourself, ready to be planted if needed.
Now that you know how to use your snowshoes on all types of terrain, have a look at our advice on how to dress and put on your footwear to ensure the best comfort for your future outings.
You're now ready to go!If you go off the signposted trails, be sure to take care and find out about the snow conditions in the mountains before leaving. The great snowy spaces are now yours!