The Bear Paw model is the second most well-known snowshoe shape. It originated among the Indian peoples of eastern Canada and from the Canadian Far North, particularly from the Innu people (Montagnais). It is mostly used for hunting, trapping, and long-distance hikes in dense forests. Its width and shortness provide efficient and silent movement in forest areas, and better flotation in deep snow. It is also available in a longer version for more versatility in open areas (Modified Bear Paw).
- Frame is made from Appalachian White Ash and webbing from rawhide
- High-quality varnish to keep rawhide and frame in good condition