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No kayaking bootie provides as much protection, support and comfort with as little bulk as the NRS Shock Sock. Fits well in tight kayaks, gives solid footing on shore and works great as a SUP shoe too.
  • 3-mm Terraprene™ neoprene for outstanding insulation.
  • Stretchy rubber stabilizing bands provide lateral support without adding bulk.
  • A flexible reinforcing 2-mm shim in the sole and 7-mm neoprene insole protects your foot from rocks and adds torsional stability.
  • A padded divider separates the big toe from the other toes, giving you extra lateral stability for walking on uneven terrain and riding that SUP board in turbulent waters. Don't use the Shock with wetsocks and drysuit socks.
  • Grippy 3-mm rubber sole provides on-shore traction and added protection.
  • Our exclusive HydroCuff™ ankle closure seals out splash and debris.
  • 8" height extends past wetsuit and drysuit cuffs for easy integration.
Whole sizes only.
Women order one size smaller.
1/2 sizes order one size larger.

Product Reviews

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Material Upper: 3 mm neoprene
Sole: 3 mm rubber
Insole: 7 mm neoprene
Shim: 2 mm plastic shim
Closure System: HydroCuff™
Taped Seams: No
Features:
  • 8" height
  • Rubber stabilizing bands
  • Padded toe divider (socks not recommended for use with this shoe)

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No kayaking bootie provides as much protection, support and comfort with as little bulk as the NRS Shock Sock. Fits well in tight kayaks, gives solid footing on shore and works great as a SUP shoe too.

video: How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes

How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes (2:00)

Commonly heard complaints from boaters are "My wetshoes dry slowly" and "My shoes really stink." The problems are related. Neoprene shoes don't "breathe" so moisture escapes slowly unless you work to eliminate it. And bacteria and other microorganisms in the water and from your feet can generate odors in those moist conditions. This video shows how to clean and dry watershoes to head off odor. And if stinky shoes happen, we show how to eliminate it.

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  • NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe

    Q:

    Is there a women's version? I am a size 8 W.
    Asked on 7/5/2014 by Kelly from United States

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I ordered this shoe several years ago for my wife in her normal shoe size.
      Fits perfectly (as do mine) and she loves the shoe. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You might want to check online or call them. Or else you can get a size 6 in mens size. The fit should be nice and snug.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/5/2014 by Timer from Saint Paul Mn
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is men's sizes. I would suggest a 7 if you are an 8 in women's. I wear a true size 9, so the 8 in men's is perfect.

      Answered on 7/5/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe

    Q:

    What kind of sock do you wear with it?
    Asked on 1/25/2014 by citrusluda from inverness florida

    16 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No Socks. It is. Work really well but have to get used to the toe separator inside. Can be bothersome. But otherwise I love them.
      ADAM POLLOCK | Fire Farm Lighting

      Answered on 2/1/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The NRS wetshoes were a gift to my son. He has only had the opportunity to
      try them, considering all lakes and streams are solid ice at this time of
      year. Since the wetshoes are splittoe, I would assume if he did use socks
      they would be the split toe design.

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No need for socks when you wear this item
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      none

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Damon The Kayaker from Bethlehem Pa
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I dont where a sock with these. I suppose you could for colder conditions however
      Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S®4

      Answered on 1/26/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have never had need to wear a sock and have used both in and out of the
      water for hours at a time with water temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees.

      Answered on 1/26/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can't wear a sock due to the split toe.
      Tim Newton

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Tim from Chattanooga
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't wear socks with them most of the time. I have worn a thin liner sock a few times but found I didn't need them, I think a toed sock like you wear with the vibram five finger shoe would work great.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Yard Sale from princeton Wi
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't wear any socks with it. I don't think it is even possible to with
      the split big toe.

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Bob the Builder from Duluth, MN
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You don't wear a sock with the NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe. It's a sock/shoe in
      one. The big toe divider will not allow a sock. Description of product
      indicates the same:
      "A padded divider separates the big toe from the other toes, giving you
      extra lateral stability for walking on uneven terrain and riding that SUP
      board in turbulent waters. Don't use the Shock with wetsocks and drysuit
      socks."
      ~ Celeste

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Celeste from Pennsylvania
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No sock. I've always gone barefoot inside the shoe and haven't felt
      uncomfortable. But I've done this only down to about 50 degrees.

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No need for sock it's form fitting. Just make sure u rinse it and air dry it..
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Timer from Saint Paul Mn
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I do not wear a sock wih the wet boots. I use the boots manly to protect my feet from gravel etc when getting in and out of a raft.

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Mark the Canoe Builder from Rochester, NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No socks bare feet!

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Internally there's a stiff, but comfortably padded, partition that separates the big toe from the others. This really helps lock the foot in place for lateral stability. It would be possible to wear a sock but it would have to be stretchy enough to wrap around the divider. For most people there's no reason to wear a sock with this shoe.

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      never worn sox with these...awesome product!

      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe

    Q:

    is this men's sizes
    Asked on 10/11/2013 by lorna from port washington, ny

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi...I wear a 13 mens and a 13 fit great...this is a great shoe.

      Answered on 10/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes I wear a Mens 10-10.5 and ordered the size 10 they fit great...the
      product description says the following:
      Whole sizes only.
      Women order one size smaller.
      1/2 sizes order one size larger.

      Answered on 10/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it is in men's sizes.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/12/2013 by Yard Sale from princeton Wi
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Lorna, they are in men's sizes. Generally, women fit well in one size smaller. That is if you normally wear a women's 7, you would choose a size 6 in this shoe.

      Answered on 10/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, I purchased a pair last year and although a little stuff they work very well in cold water.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Both my wife (women's size 6 to 7) and I have this shoe and love it. Her shoe is listed as a 7 and fits well. Hope that helps.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/12/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe

    Q:

    I usually wear a women's 5.5 shoe and wonder if the 6 men's is going to be too big? Is there a footbed length measurement? Thanks
    Asked on 6/25/2013 by Theresa from United States

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I haven 't been able to find one but the sizing is right on. So if you normally fit into a men's 6 you will be good.

      Answered on 6/26/2013 by Yard Sale from princeton Wi
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I take a 9 1/2 women's shoe and ordered a man's 9 in this bootie. It is snug, but I think a 10 would have been too big. I don't do a lot of walking in these, tho. My goal is just to keep my feet dry getting in and out of the kayak...and warm during my paddle.

      Answered on 6/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I got a men's 10. I normally wear a 10 1/2. I went a 1/2 size down for a snug fit. I would guess a men's 6 would be too big, I hope this helps. Joe

      Answered on 6/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought these but returned them and chose another model.
      I do however remember they fit Tru to size.
      These guys have good return policy so try em out.
      Ben
      Sent from my iPad.
      Please excuse any typos.
      Call with any questions.
      Regards, Ben Grass

      Answered on 6/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Theresa, I think it may be a bit big. The footbed length is 8 1/4". We do have the Women's Kicker Remix, Item # 2323, in your size.

      Answered on 6/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear a mans 12. They are true to size however, I have no idea if a men's 6 will be to big. I would think so
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 6/25/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe

    Q:

    I'm looking for a new paddling shoe, and this shoe and the NRS Freestyle Wetshoe look a lot a like. Is there any major difference between the 2 of them?
    Asked on 2/26/2013 by Stitch314

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought this shoe and compared it to the NRS
      Attack Shoe.
      I liked the attack shoe better. Although more cash,
      It's sole was more rugged, has easier entry
      And has small clasps with straps to ensure snug fit.

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe is a very efficient shoe which has worked very effectively in both river and surf conditions, I highly recommend it.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      hello...the Freestyle looks to be a "newer" model...looks nice! I love the
      Shock Sock... lets me wade in a bit deeper when coming back in from the
      lake! The shock sock might give you a bit more ankle coverage...they feel
      great!

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      They have quite different features. The Freestyle has a thin 1.5 mm sole and 3 mm neoprene insole. This very flexible sole is great for boaters with cramped cockpit space for their feet, while still having some protection from rough terrain. The Shock Sock has a much sturdier sole: 7 mm neoprene insole, 2 mm plastic shim and 3 mm outsole. Also, the Shock Sock has a padded toe divider (between the big toe and the "index" toe?) which provides extra lateral stability, but would prevent you wearing a sock inside. It was conceived as a SUP boarder shoe, but of course can work for other types of boating. Both great shoes.

      Answered on 2/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe

    Q:

    Is the Shock Sock warm enough for SUP in Puget Sound water in the winter? No wetsock under it?
    Asked on 10/2/2012 by Old SUP Dude from Port Townsend, Wa. (and Honolulu)

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      YES, Very Good - I love it !
      Michael Sunderland

      Answered on 10/2/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Well I am in Las Vegas and I have used them in the Colorado river. The water temp at the time was 58 to 60 and they kept my feet nice and warm.
      KJ

      Answered on 10/2/2012 by KJ from Las Vegas, NV
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I really like it for my long skinny feet. The material isn't overly thick,
      but I think it would work for your conditions. A little water will get in,
      but I have stayed relatively warm. Haven't used it a lot yet because of
      our warm summer here.
      Tim H

      Answered on 10/3/2012 by Tim from upstate NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes.I used them on the Colorado river in March and never got cold.
      Matt Drummet
      Director of Sales and Marketing
      Vail's Mountain Haus
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      Answered on 10/3/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say no, very comfortable but not insulated, been wearing for mostly spring summer fall paddles but have not tried yet in winter, give me like 3 more months and I'll let you know.

      Answered on 10/4/2012 by Damon The Kayaker from Bethlehem Pa
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NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Good traction (9)
  • Great fit (7)
  • Easy on and off (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

  • Difficult on and off (4)
  • Dries slowly (4)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (12)
  • Wading (6)
  • Boating / sailing (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

tough on the outside soft on the inside.

I have had a few play boat shoes. All good shoes in there own right. The Shock Sock are the nicest pair of play boat shoes I have ever warn. Best fitting, nicest...Read complete review

I have had a few play boat shoes. All good shoes in there own right. The Shock Sock are the nicest pair of play boat shoes I have ever warn. Best fitting, nicest sole, The Shock Sock is more comfortable in the boat. When you have to walk on the rocks, these are the play boat shoes to have.
I got the Shock Sock as a gift. They where a size to small. NRS no hassle return policy is the best. I contacted customer support. Explained that I received them as a gift. Bought somewhere else. That they where brand new w/tags still on them. Sent them back to NRS. A little more than a week later. I got my new favorite play boat shoes. Thank You NRS, for the great customer care, the great quality products, and the awesome staff.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unuseable

I gave them away, they worked fine but they were hard to put on but simply impossible to take off.

I gave them away, they worked fine but they were hard to put on but simply impossible to take off.

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5.0

Great rafting booties

By Tommar

from Seattle

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Great Fit

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rafting
    • Wading

    Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe:

    These replaced my 10+ year old NRS booties. So many advancements! They have a great sole: good in the river, dry rocks, and pavement. The zipper-less style isn't easy-off, but so worth dodging the zipper disadvantages. They hardly took on any water. The warmth was perfect for Washington state water.

    The big toe separator take a little to get used to, but I think NRS got this feature right. You get improved balance and have the support for walking on rocks.

    My regular shoe size is 13. I bought the booties in 13. My foot is narrow and the fit is great. Because they're so stretchy I bet they're good on wider feet, too.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    tough on the outside soft on the inside.

    By Larry C

    from Hanford California

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy On and Off
    • Good Traction
    • Great Fit
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking
      • Wading
      • Walking/Hiking

      Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe:

      I have had a few play boat shoes. All good shoes in there own right. The Shock Sock are the nicest pair of play boat shoes I have ever warn. Best fitting, nicest sole, The Shock Sock is more comfortable in the boat. When you have to walk on the rocks, these are the play boat shoes to have.
      I got the Shock Sock as a gift. They where a size to small. NRS no hassle return policy is the best. I contacted customer support. Explained that I received them as a gift. Bought somewhere else. That they where brand new w/tags still on them. Sent them back to NRS. A little more than a week later. I got my new favorite play boat shoes. Thank You NRS, for the great customer care, the great quality products, and the awesome staff.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great buy

      By Tenrock

      from Cottontown, Tennessee

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy On and Off
      • Good Traction
      • Great Fit
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe:

        Delivery was right on time. Surprised on how much better quality and appearance was than I expected. Size was true and was if I tried them on at the store. Would highly recommend this shoe to any avid kayaker

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect cold weather SUP choice

        By Big Mike

        from Western PA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy On and Off
        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe:

            I also own Cross-4s and Kickers and Shock Sock is far superior to both for SUP. Cross cut "boat shoe" soles combined with the split toe provide traction, control and feel which is perfect for stand-up. Easy on/off and ankle seal does a decent job of keeping water out when submerged - just get on your board quickly when launching from the beach!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Unuseable

            By Jeanette

            from North Carolina

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Difficult On and Off

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe:

              I gave them away, they worked fine but they were hard to put on but simply impossible to take off.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width

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