I would recommend this
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Lightweight and I appreciate the shape, as it allows me to be a little duck-footed without smacking the tails together. The only downside so far is a little bit of loose snow tends to get flung up while walking because of the way the shoe springs back, where a pair like the Tubbs Mountaineer has looser bindings that don't lift the tail at all. On the upside this keeps the tail from dragging so theoretically I'll be able to step over obstacles like downed trees more easily (I haven't had to try this yet).