Roughly match snowshoe size to your body weight plus the weight of any pack.

As a rule, smaller shoes are easier to walk on. If close to a size break, choose larger shoes if you have long legs, wear a hefty pack, regularly break trail or have light, fluffy snow.

Choose smaller shoes for shorter legs, denser snow or packed trails (even if new snow covers the old tracks).

For Ojibwa Models
Age / Weight
Surface Floatation Area
9" x 36"
Age 6 to about 120#
320 Sq. in.
10" x 48"
Age 8 to about 140#
510 sq. in.
11" x 54"
130# to about 240#
645 sq. in.
12" x 60"
6'tall and 210# and up
700 sq. in.