If not, you'll have to opt for the man-made alternative: actual Snowshoes.
Are you a showshoe hare? If so, you've got the evolutionary advantage of oversized feet perfect for traversing snow. If not, you'll have to opt for the man-made alternative: actual Snowshoes.
History doesn't give us a clear answer on which ingenious soul first thought, “Hey, let's tie tennis rackets to our feet to walk on snow!” but we do know that the first iterations appeared somewhere between 4,000 to 6,000 years ago. These were crafted from leather and wood, acting as transportation lifesavers across snowy terrains.
Initially a survival tool, the 1800s saw the dawn of snowshoe racing, pushing innovations to make them lighter and faster. Fast forward to modern day where the latest foam snowshoes weigh a mere 16 ounces!