Preparation for the activity Make sure your soles are in order and get out there on the trail

Schneeschuhtour Brunnenberg,
Riesengebirge, Tschechien.

At some stage even the best “winter footwear sole” is stretched to its limits. Ice underfoot and steep, snowed-up trails can prove too much even for the Vibram® Arctic Grip®. If you don’t want your adventure to end prema­turely, then a good bet is to wear mini crampons. These flexible traction accessories are the kid brother of the crampon and provide the necessary purchase in wintry conditions underfoot. However, they can never be considered a 1:1 substitute for crampons!

Snowshoes provide another safe option: their wide contact areas prevent wearers from sinking too deep into snow and enable them to cross even the deepest snow­fields. Snowshoes are available in a range of different finishes and fastenings and can be used with prac­tically all LOWA sturdy winter shoes.