These are my first pair of snowshoes and overall they are pretty good. I have put a few miles on these things so far and traction is no issue, even on icy slopes. In addition to having good traction, they are very secure and comfortable. My only criticism is that the bindings are complicated and can be a pain in the derriere to adjust when wearing gloves and mittens. So there you have it, aside from the bindings being a little complicated these are some pretty good snowshoes.
I bought my girlfriend and I both a pair for Christmas last year. These are worth every penny, very well built snow shoes. The bindings are easy to manipulate with gloves on. The materials used are top notch. We used them to climb a 2,000' mountain where they lived up to their name. Their was 4+' of snow on the mountain and I floated ontop of the snow with ease. The ascension bar in the upright position made going up steep inclines feel like you were climbing a stair case at home. Very cool feature. Not to mention if the start to sink in the snow you can add on floaters to the snow shoes in under a minute and find yourself gliding on top of the snow again. The built in crampons dug nicely into the ice, gripping firmly. I would strongly recommend this product.