Whitewoods XT snowshoes are molded from cold tested polyethylene for Xtra light weight and hardened steel crampons and crampon rails for secure traction. The XT models are a good economical choice for the light touring snowshoe adventures. All XT bindings are bolted to crampons, not riveted, for easy maintenance. XT-17 youth model has a ratchet toe strap, adjustable heel strap and 8? long linear crampon rails.