The traditional snowshoe is a wooden object lashed onto the feet with leather laces. While modern showshoes are made from plastic or metal, it is not uncommon to see them also lashed on with leather laces. Leather is a tough, durable material, but it does not last very long if it is consistently water-logged, and snowshoe laces are consistently water-logged by design. The proper care of your leather laces requires regular cleaning, oiling and drying.
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Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.