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Where to buy snowshoes?

Can anyone suggest a place to by snowshoes (adult sizes) for a reasonable price? Thanks!
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Old 01.01.2011, 12:44
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Re: Where to buy snowshoes?

I would suggest a reasonable average price is around CHF130.
Ochsnersport will have them for maybe a bit more.
Landi have them for about average.
I did see 2 types in Aldi (week before XMas) - one set for CHF 70 and the other for just over CHF 100 - but with a lot of Aldi offers, they seem to be special purchases - once sold out, never replaced. You may be lucky if you have a big Aldi nearby.
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Old 01.01.2011, 12:48
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Re: Where to buy snowshoes?

What are you expecting from your showshoes?

For basic, try Landi.. I have a 'cheap' pair from there for ~30 SFR that will see me through the season. At the most I will be standing around in the snow for a few hours a day for a few weeks.. and I expect them to perform after some 'testing' in the snowfalls around Basel.

If I find the need I will pay out for a higher quality shoe next season.

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Old 01.01.2011, 12:57
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Re: Where to buy snowshoes?

CK has a good point there. What exactly do you want to do in them? Some are fine for walking on the flat all the time, but if you want to go uphill (steeply) or walk 'across' a steepish slope you need good 'spikes' on them to grip into the snow/ice surface. (I don't mean real ice which is another thing altogether, but hard-packed or partly melted and then re-frozen snow).

Have fun. It is great to hear nothing but swoosh, swoosh as one walks along.

A few pics.
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Old 01.01.2011, 13:55
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Re: Where to buy snowshoes?

Oh.. sorry everyone.. I confused snowshoes for wintershoes.

Taddaaaa. I blame the flu.

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Old 01.01.2011, 14:01
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Re: Where to buy snowshoes?

Knowing some of the phrasing of questions on this forum, maybe that's what he DID mean. Get well soon.
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