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Running Snowshoes

The best running snowshoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Running Snowshoe Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Atlas Run

I am a male 51 year old guy who spends a lot of time outdoors camping, hiking, hunting etc. I enjoy trail running in the summer. I'm 6'0", 190, (about 10 -15 more than I want to be). I stopped road running completely about 8 years ago. I was bored, tired of inhaling exhaust fumes and having drivers flip me the bird when I was crossing with the right of way, and my legs just didn't like the pounding anymore on the long run. I was injured and frustrated when a friend introduced me to the trail scene. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Redfeather Race Series

I've got the newer version of the Race snowshoe (purchased in 2007) and have been a fan for a while now. I can run in them, just as intended, and they seem to give me a little bit of float. I mostly use these for fitness purposes (ie running, I can do 15 flat in a 5k, without the snowshoes on of course) as I feel these help me develop more power in my legs. Traction in these shoes has been good, though I haven't gone on anything extremely dicey yet in the 70+ miles I've ran on them. Took a bit of… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Crescent Moon Gold 12

This is a great shoe when you use it for what its made for -- running. I am an avid runner and I decided I would try out a pair of these "running snowshoes" that everyone was talking about. They were definitely worth the price. They have one of the fastest binding systems and have a very aggressive bottom. The first time I strapped them on I did not even know they were on my feet. They are as light as a feather and are great. I would just recommend not bringing them to the mountain with you. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Kahtoola FLIGHTdeck

The Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem, integrated overboots (FLIGHTboots) and snowshoe decks (FLIGHTdecks), offers winter trail runners and hikers a warm, dry, and binding-free alternative to traditional snowshoes. The system is designed for running and hiking primarily on snow-packed trails. The FLIGHTsystem starts with the neoprene FLIGHTboots, which convert your running shoes or light trail shoes into waterproof winter footwear (read my review of the FLIGHTboots). When fresh snow calls for more flotation,… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Atlas Race

Well I like the snowshoes, but as for others, the front crampon broke after maybe 10 times of usage. This is complete bull, considered you pay extra for Titanium material. Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Atlas Race

Toe crampon breaks easily!!! I like these snowshoes except the titanium toe cramping breaks easily. Then Atlas makes you contact the retailer to set up repair through Atlas, and then you have to pay shipping. How do they consider this a warranty? So far they have broken twice in same location, seems to be a design flaw that they don't wish to change. Very poor customer service! Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Dion Snowshoes 121 Snowshoe

Lightweight racing snowshoe. This is Dion's smallest snowshoe with only 121 square inch surface designed for lighter runners racing in snowshoe races. The snowshoe itself is an aluminum frame with a strong plastic membrane that provides the support on the snow. The shoe comes with a selection of bindings so it can be personalized or left with an adjustable binding so people with different size feet can share. The cleats are easily swapped from standard to long for deep snow to stainless steel… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Tubbs Catalyst Series

After several years of using these snowshoes, I feel it is time to weigh in with this review. They are nice and light, and like any snowshoe I've tried, will kick snow up your back when running in the fluffies. Because of the cleat location near the toe of my running shoes, they can be a bit of a pain on hardpacked snow as they tend to push your toes upward. While I like these snowshoes well enough for running in, don't plan on using them if you want to just walk on groomed trails. The asymmetrical… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Atlas Dual-Trac

Although I haven't tried any other brands of running specific snowshoes, at 148 lbs. I do find these snowshoes great on packed snow, but sink into the powder a little more than what I had expected, although you can still go places you couldn't run with just shoes on. They are light and have good traction and you don't have to change your running stride with their small size, except maybe lifting knees a little higher. The heel straps tend to come loose easily if you don't make sure they are super… Full review