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The most innovative design in snowshoes since the aluminum frame, we’re excited to launch our new Eva All-Foam Snowshoe here on Kickstarter and invite you to join us in bringing it to the market this fall.
We introduced it at the most recent trade shows where it was recognized with 7 Best Gear of Show awards, and Men's Journal ranked Crescent Moon’s Eva All-Foam Snowshoe No. 1 among the most important new products from Outdoor Retailer 2017.
Like no other snowshoe on earth, the Eva All-Foam Snowshoe looks and feels more like a big running shoe and will make your snowshoeing experience easier and more rewarding than any other snowshoe made.
It's an approachable and un-intimidating design that compels even those who have never tried snowshoeing before to get out there and enjoy the snow.
It invites you to put them on and step outside, whether you're in the city park, suburban trail system, or high in the rockies. One size fits all.
The Eva All-Foam Snowshoe is remarkably light, has a rocker shape, (which eliminates the ubiquitous rotational hinge on all other snowshoes), and is constructed of dual-density ethyelyene-vinyl-acetate (E-V-A), which is the lightest among all kinds of out-soles, while featuring tire-tread-like lugs for amazing traction.
They're fun on every kind of terrain.
So you may be asking, who would buy the Eva All-Foam Snowshoe?
The answer is anyone who loves winter, and getting out in the snow.
Eva All-Foam Snowshoes are for first timers to core enthusiasts
trail runners and hikers
dog-walkers and fitness enthusiasts
couples and individuals looking for outdoor activities
families searching for something fun to do together
and for you, and just about everyone you know who loves getting out on the snow
Eva All-Foam Snowshoes are the next big thing in snowshoeing.
The patent pending design features two layers of foam in a rocker shape to create a flexible, sturdy, 3 dimensional snowshoe. It's 24” x 8” x 2", this over-sized snow-sandal is as light as the word “foam” infers, and with a simple hook and loop system of straps not only goes on easily, but is secure and comfortable beyond any intuitive expectations.
The top of the all-foam snowshoe is cushioned and formed to fit the shape of your foot, providing a very comfortable sensation on even the hardest, roughest surfaces, while the bottom traction of the snowshoe is a highly durable and tough EVA composite that grips like a snow tire — with material similar to that found on football cleats.
Dimensions 24" long x 8.25" wide x 2" thick
One size available, fits Men’s shoe size 5-15
Weight: 3lbs, 8 ozs, per pair Dual density
EVA foam deck: Upper layer for cushion and rebound
Lower layer for structure, abrasion resistance, and traction
Traction: Abrasion resistant hard plastic, polymer compound
Binding: Reinforced rubber with 2 Velcro over foot straps
Heel strap buckle: Spring loaded CAM buckle
Adjusts to a range of sizes 5 to 15 (men’s)
Designed and engineered in Boulder, CO
Produced in Fujian, China, manufacturers of the world's best athletic shoes
Thanks for your consideration.
We welcome your comments and suggestions as backers and we encourage you to contact us over the course of the next four to six months as we build new snowshoe molds and tooling, and go into production.
Orders for Eva All-Foam Snowshoes have been, and continue to be collected by Crescent Moon and with a number of national retailers carrying the new product we expect to have an exciting roll-out of the new shoe.
Join us and we'll keep you in the loop. We look forward to your participation at any level, but if you decide to go for the shoes, you'll be among the first to experience the most enjoyable snowshoeing on earth.
Risks and challenges
Timeline delays on product production are a real risk, but we will do our best to work through production delays and get everyone their snowshoes before the 2017-2018 Winter snow season begins in the US!
Complete setup for two! Grab yourself TWO pairs of our new Eva All-Foam Snowshoes combined with TWO pairs of our adjustable all-season snowshoeing and hiking poles (3-section, lightweight poles that make snowshoeing and hiking easier).