>What's your preferred footwear for a day of snowshoeing?
I had fun snowshoeing last week in Lands' End Extreme Squall Boots (2#12.5oz/pair men's size 12, $49.50). They stayed warm, didn't wet through, and didn't slip around.
I also used Sorel Arcadias (warm but way too heavy), and carried a backpack full of alternate boots to try. After using the Squalls and Sorrels, I didn't bother trying out any of the other boots, which were all heavier or not particularly good for winter anyway.
I also have Montrail Susitna XCR trail running shoes (2#3.2oz/pair men's size 12 + 2.2oz/pair gaiters) that I'm going to try. A pair of neoprene overboots might be necessary.
The temperature is 0 F and dropping to -20 F, so maybe I'll take the Squalls back out and see if I lose any toes.