Question by  hefito (226)

Is aluminum the best material for snowshoes?


Answer by  Leslie308 (241)

Aluminum is the most popular material in the market and with good reason. Aluminum provides snowshoes with lightweight duribility and strength.


Answer by  angel4eyes (15)

There are no best materials for snowshoes, but yes, aluminum is a good material to use. Many snowshoes come in aluminum so this material is trustworthy for a good snowshoe. For first time snowshoers a good pair to use would be a recreational hiking snowshoe. The cost for snowshoes can be between $100-300.


Answer by  blaine578 (7)

Inexpensive, strong yet lightweight, aluminum would make good-quality snowshoes. They would make the shoes easier to clean than wood. Even better would be aluminum shoes with metal claws or teeth built in. That would provide a safer and more sturdy grip. These would work best on thick snow and hills. But for flat surfaces, regular aluminum shoes would suffice.


Answer by  kittynymph (17)

Snow shoes are intended to walk through deep snow. Aluminum snow shoes are considered to be heavier than the traditional wood base shoes which have a better flotation efficiency. Not only that, the wooden shoes can't freeze than their metal counterpart. Therefore my response to your question would be no, using aluminum material for snowshoes are not the best


Answer by  mb (5482)

Aluminum is a good material for snowshoes because it is strong and lightweight. Even better would be titanium but that would be too expensive.


Answer by  skinnybob (248)

Snowshoes need to be able to hold up weight and resist water among other things. That makes stainless steel the best material for the frame of the snowshoes. Snowshoes can encounter rocks and other hard objects so that is another reason for stainless steel. Snowshoes made with aluminum will be good but with stainless steel even better.


Answer by  cangel818 (981)

Even though wood has been the traditional material for showshoes, aluminum has taken over as the most popular because of its weight, durability, and ease of bending to shape.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

A snowshoe is made of several different types of materials. The best and most commonly used material in a snowshoe is aluminum for the frames and nylon for the decking.


Answer by  brenocamargo (5)

I think it is. The material's quality really makes it a very good choice, but it will depend on where it will be used. Wild things just won't do.

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