I'm looking forward to digging out the snowshoes for the winter. I never realized how EASY snowshoeing was until I tried it. It looks funny, but it's just WALKING!!! On top of the snow!!!!
If you've tried it and it wasn't comfortable, maybe the snowshoes were the wrong size or needed adjusting to fit your foot correctly. For a natural and comfortable gait, it's important to make sure your foot is straight and centered in the snowshoe. If it's too far forward or too far back, it's easy to trip. Sometimes I have to stop and readjust my snowshoes after I've started,, but I can hike for hours on snowshoes!!!! I've fluctuated with what boots to wear. If it's not too cold, I just wear my regular hikng boots, but if it's under 20 degrees, I wear my snowboots. The heavier boots add a workout to the hike, but it's all good!
Hiking in the winter is VERY different than in the summer. It feels more serene, calm... and quiet. The quietness is amazing! Let it snow!