Have you ever had to walk through feel of snow and your feet just fall right through it? Well this has happened to me more times than i can count. Although i do not own a pair, the great invention of snow shoes were intact created to solve this simple problem. The problem without snow shoes is that your weight is distributed on such a small area that the snow cannot hold you up and you can easily comports the snow. The purpose of snow shoes is to increase the area that your weight is being distributed on. This increase is weight distributions cases less force to be applied on each snowflake which would make it compress much less.