The person that I am purchasing these...
The person that I am purchasing these snowshoes for are around 180 pounds, would this shoe still function properly? Or do I need to look for options that don't have this weight on the high end of the limit?
It all depends on the conditions. If you're looking at a lot of powder, 180 pounds will definitely push these to the limit (especially considering the person will likely also have a pack of some weight...). You can, however, get tails for these (for about $40) that you snap onto the back to create greater flotation. I have them and they work great. Overall, these are fantastic, bomber snowshoes. If you're really concerned, though, go with the Lightnings, which will add a bit more length.