NTCo's hand-made, traditional wooden snowshoe line is one of our newest. Processed, steam-bent, laced dipped all by hand.
Of all the many shapes we could make, we feature and recommend the Ojibwa, with its pointed tail, highly efficient pointed toe and ''nesting'' shape. This beautiful design comes down to us from thousands of years of challenge and survival. It is strongly preferred by Canadian and US snowshoers and winter guides as the top design for beginners to start on, best for general day trips and for serious expeditions. On Ojibwas you can be an expert in 20 minutes, without lessons, prior experience or special gear.
Picking Your Snowshoe Size
Roughly match snowshoe size to your body weight plus the weight of any pack.
As a rule, smaller shoes are easier to walk on. If close to a size break, choose larger shoes if you have long legs, wear a hefty pack, regularly break trail or have light, fluffy snow.
Choose smaller shoes for shorter legs, denser snow or packed trails (even if new snow covers the old tracks).
|For Ojibway Models|
|Model||Dimensions||Age / Weight||Surface Floatation Area|
|YOUTH||9" x 36"||Age 6 to about 110#||320 sq. in.|
|SMALL||10" x 48"||Age 8 to about 140#||510 sq. in.|
|MEDIUM||11" x 54"||130# to about 240#||645 sq. in.|
|LARGE||12" x 60"||6'tall and 210# and up||700 sq. in.|