/ Snowshoe for Size 48 canoe-feet

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richprideaux - on 17 Dec 2010
Does anybody have any recommendations for snowshoes suitable for a lightweight (okay okay 16st) bloke with Size 48 feet? (Nepal Extremes)

I'm trying Decathlon for the TSL ones, but i've been told they aren't much good beyond UK size 11...

Ta in advance!
mkean - on 17 Dec 2010
In reply to shingsowa:
The ones in Decathlon probably won't be much use if you weigh 16 stone, I thought they were only good for about 75kg?
richprideaux - on 17 Dec 2010
In reply to mkean:

This is the other half of the issue!

These look good, if a little heavy:

http://www.sledges.co.uk/buysledges/products/productview/tabid/118/p-105-wolf-arctica-snow-shoes.asp...
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mkean - on 17 Dec 2010
In reply to shingsowa:
I'm about the same weight as you and went for a snow plod in the alps a couple of years back in '75kg rated' shoes: It was a real slog, they didn't provide enough float and once I'd broken through the surface I was in upto my knees with every step, the mates I was walking with found it hilarious. Definitely spend a bit more to get some that are suitable for your weight!

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