Steam bent white ash, laced by one of our experienced craftspeople we like to refer to them as "elves". Then dipped every 24 hours in our varnish tank 3-4 times and then given time to dry. Not a fast process, but one that produces a truly great pair of snowshoes. Folks buy them as cabin wall hangers because they are unique works of art. Others buy the same snowshoes to be used by search and rescue teams because of the quality, flotation and durability. Click here to look at our sizing chartto help you determine what will work best for your height and weight.