I was in the most hated chain store in the world. (Wal Mart) And saw that they had a selection of snowshoes. Small to 300 pounds. They start at $50 and the big ones are $99. They are not the best, but a good start if you want to try finding caches in the snow for the first time. Only one model had the plastic straps I think. All the others had good straps.
I might try the biggest ones they had to see if it makes any difference. I bought some cheep 250 pounders and they worked OK but it was my first time on snowshoes last winter and I had a hard time. Maybe the bigger ones will work better.
Not trying to make a sale. I don't work for that outfit any longer but that might be a good way for new comers to start out cheep.