An overboot is an important component of a winter footwear system for snowshoe travel and winter camping in frigid temperatures. In our Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel project (to be published soon), we found the combination of the Forty Below Light Energy TR Overboot, Simple Slipper, and Camp Bootie to be the most versatile combination we tested. The “TR” stands for trail runner, and yes, this system is based on a lightweight mesh trail running shoe. How is it possible to wear a trail running shoe for cold temperature snow travel and snow camping?
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