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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.

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Gender Sizing: Men
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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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (20)
  • Good traction (16)
  • Great fit (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Easy on and off (11)

Cons

  • Difficult on and off (8)
  • Dries slowly (5)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (22)
  • Wading (9)
  • Boating / sailing (8)
  • SUP (3)
  • Walking/hiking (3)
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    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

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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

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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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3.0

Couldn't Even Get it On

By Z

from Pasco, WA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult On and Off

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe - Closeout:

      May be a great shoe, I don't know as I was unable to get it on and was afraid if I did, I would have to cut it off.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      So far, so good

      By Token

      from Memphis, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Fit
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult On and Off

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking
      • Rafting

      Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe - Closeout:

      I'm not a fan of the divider between the piggy that went to market and the piggy that stayed home, but I can live with it. Will make it impossible to wear with a dry sock when it's colder. Will likely try and cut that sucker out before long.

      It's a PITA to get off, but it's a neoprene boot and you have to kinda expect that.

      Regardless of what I've said about it, it's a pretty good and comfortable boot..

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      4.0

      Quality and great performance

      By Ranger of the North

      from Ontario Canada

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Traction
      • Great Fit
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Kayaking
        • Rafting

        Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe - Closeout:

        I am a canoe Instructor and bought these on-line really hoping that they would fit and be comfortable in addition to doing the job I had set out for them. Keeping me warm and dry during early spring paddling expeditions. Check and Check. They are super comfortable and keep me nice and dry. The divided toe inside the bootie takes a little bit of time to get used to, but it provides lots of additional stability. Great product!

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

        Shock Shock works great for me.

        By Rip

        from Annapolis, MD

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy On and Off

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Kayaking
          • Wading
          • Walking/Hiking

          Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe - Closeout:

          So far I have used this just as much working on my kayak and boats in semi frozen mud, as well as actually being in the water. So far the booties have worked great.

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

          great water shoe

          By whitie

          from winston salem, North Carolina

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Great Fit
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult On and Off

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Wading

          Comments about NRS Shock Sock Wetshoe - Closeout:

          great shoes, i used them dec 26 in 34 degree weather to canoe down the yadkin river in North Carolina. my feet eventualy started to get cold after a while but not to the point of miserable.

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            Q:

            The sizes go from 8 and then 13. Do you have a size 11?
            Asked on 6/26/2015 by Chuck from VA

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Chuck, the NRS Shock Sock is being discontinued and is no longer available in size 11.

              Answered on 6/26/2015 by Kyle from NRS
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            Q:

            I am assuming these are mens sizing what would a women 8.5 wear in these?
            Asked on 11/16/2014 by sandy from nh

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I wear a Woman's size 9.5 and got the size 9 so you could probably go with a
              Men's size 8. They were very comfortable.

              Answered on 11/16/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Size 8 should give you a good fit, Sandy.

              Answered on 11/17/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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            Q:

            I wear a size 10 shoe, but I am a 9.5 shoes size. I have pretty wide feet. What size should I order? Also will my feet cramp up in my play boat,or is it pretty snug to your feet?
            Asked on 10/6/2014 by throwdownpro

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I bought this for my son and asked him the question. The following is his answer.
              I’m 6’7”, normally wear a size 15 street shoe but use the boot in a 14.
              They fit nice and snug with enough toe space and are keeping my feet warm.
              I wear them in my play boat and creeker without cramping up but needless to say it depends on the size of boat too.

              Answered on 10/7/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              This boot fits very snug considering its a size 10.  I think it will work in a play boat.  The sizes do not seem to run small.  I am around a 9.5 shoe size.  I can fit in size 9, 9.5, or size 10.  I mostly wear size 9.5 if it's available.  My feet are fairly wide.  I have a little room in the toes but not much.  I haven't used them yet, but seem to be a good value for the price by the way they look and feel.

              Answered on 10/7/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

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              I would say that I used the size chart provided by NRS and their advise as to size. The boots fit well and are very comfortable. They fit snug and give good foot protection. I use them along with my wetsuit, primarily for white water rafting, were I am in and out of the raft several times per trip and walking on all sorts of material under foot. I love them.

              Answered on 10/7/2014 by Mark the Canoe Builder from Rochester, NY
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            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:

              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
            • 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
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            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:

              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:

              never worn sox with these...awesome product!

              Answered on 1/25/2014 by Anonymous
            • 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 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:

              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:

              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:

              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:

              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:

              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:

              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:

              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:

              none

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

              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 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
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            Q:

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

            6 answers

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

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

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

              Answered on 10/13/2013 by Anonymous
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            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 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
            • 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 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
            • 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 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 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
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            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
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            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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