I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am a total winter freak. While most people I know count the minutes until the steamy days of summer, it's that first (and second, and hundredth) flurry of snow that sends my heart aflutter. Even New York City snowfall—which quickly turns from fluffy white fantasy to less-than-charming roadside slush nightmare—makes me oddly giddy.
(Courtesy Kaufmann Mercantile)It should come as no surprise, then, that I am forever in search of the right gear with which to outfit myself to brave the nippy outdoors. And we all know that long, hot cocoa-fueled walks in deep snow are impossible without the right footwear. Enter Iverson's nostalgia-inducing wooden snowshoes.
(Courtesy Kaufmann Mercantile)Made from White Ash wood harvested near the company’s factory in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula, the snowshoes marry form and function with handsome detailing and expert traction. Open rawhide lacing allows the snow to filter and grips the ground, and an extended tail acts like a rudder to steer you through the wintry wonderland. Design-world bonus? They'd look equally cool hanging on your wall as they would strapped on your frosty feet.