These Atlas 1030 snowshoes offer novices and veteran snowshoers alike the traction and flotation they need to access a wide variety of terrain in the winter. Durable frames are crafted from 6061 aluminum to create a stiff yet lightweight chassis. Nose and tail shapes are optimized to provide a balanced platform for stable footing and to facilitate an easy, natural stride. Spring LoadedTM Suspension SLS uses offset webbing straps to create a springy platform beneath your feet that absorbs impact and allows natural side to side foot flex. Heel lift bar provides relief for tired calf muscles on steep ascents while matching slope angle for better traction. WrappTM Swift bindings cradle your feet with easy to cinch straps, warm EVA padding and a technical, comfortable fit. Abrasion resistant, lightweight NytexTM nylon decks stay flexible when cold and stand up to the elements for lasting use. Steel instep crampons supply sure footed traction on icy and snowy terrain heel crampons provide superior downhill traction and parallel side crampons grip during traverses. Atlas 1030 snowshoes' recommended load specification includes weight of hiker with gear.