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The warm, comfortable, convenient NRS Paddle Wetshoe is an excellent choice for all types of boaters. Its side zipper entry makes it easy to put on over bare feet, wetsocks or drysuit socks.
  • High-top, low-profile design provides outstanding warmth and protection without bulk.
  • The gusset-backed YKK® entry zipper opens wide, making the Paddle Wetshoe easy to put on and take off.
  • 3-mm Terraprene™ neoprene with heat-reflecting titanium adhesive keeps feet toasty when the water's chilly.
  • Soft, fleece-like VaporLoft™ lining repels water and dries instantly for superior warmth and comfort.
  • A 3-mm thick high-traction sole, paired with a 5-mm neoprene insole, protects your feet from rocks and roots.
  • The sole wraps up around the heel and toe for extra protection.
  • Extra padding over the outside ankle protects that pressure point inside your boat.
  • A roomy, naturally shaped toe box frees your toes for all-day comfort.
  • Stretchy rubber support bands improve lateral stability without adding volume.
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This shoe is running 1 size small. If you wear a whole size, please order the next size up. If you wear a half size, please round up to the nearest whole size then go up one more size.

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Gender Sizing: Men
Material Upper: 3 mm neoprene
Sole: 3 mm rubber
Insole: 5 mm neoprene
Shim: 2 mm plastic shim
Closure System: Ankle zipper
Taped Seams: No
Features:
  • VaporLoft™ lining
  • Padded ankle patch
  • Stabilizing bands
  • Naturally shaped toe box
Notes:
  • This shoe is running 1 size small. If you wear a whole size, please order the next size up. If you wear a half size, please round up to the nearest whole size then go up one more size.

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The warm, comfortable, convenient NRS Paddle Wetshoe is an excellent choice for all types of boaters. Its side zipper entry makes it easy to put on over bare feet and wetsocks.

video: How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes

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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 Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout

    Q:

    would you recommend this shoe over the nrs shock sock wetshoe? or the otherway around?
    Asked on 10/7/2014 by throwdownpro

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      sorry only have tried this one besides my wet suit booties. It worked very
      well

      Answered on 10/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • A:

      Myself and boyfriend have worn these throughout the spring/summer/fall for paddling, and they have held up beautifully. Good quality. Incredibly warm and comfortable (even with wet feet on a cold day), thick and grippy sole for navigating slippery riverbeds, and the side zip makes getting them on and off easy (easier!). To answer your question, I would never buy a boating wet shoe without a zipper--so I would go with this one hands down. The fit is spot on, but size up if you need room for a wetsock for really cold temperatures.

      Don't forget to buy wetsuit soap/deodorizer. They get funky fast without it. :)

      Answered on 10/10/2014 by kayakpony from Newfoundland, Canada
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      There are two important differences as I see it. The Paddleshoe has a side zipper. Without this it can be really tough to get this type of shoe off the foot. I have been very happy with the usability and durability of the zipper. second this Paddelshow is made to give more warmth – it has a light fleece lining.

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

      A:

      Really simple answer; I have both and I wear NRS Men's Paddle Wet shoe all
      the time.
      Comfortable, and great footing. I've worn mine for year.
      Please don't discontinue!
      Ray
      RayBC
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      e-mail message, ask yourself whether you really need a hard copy.

      Answered on 10/7/2014 by Raybo from New England
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I love these shoes. Have no experience with the shock sock wetshoe. Looks like the main difference is the zipper entry which I find very useful. Easy in/out.

      Answered on 10/7/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout

    Q:

    How well do these shoes drain water? Concerned about paddling and walking with a boot full of water.
    Asked on 9/14/2014 by pfl

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The only way to drain water from these shoes is to take them off your feet and turn them upside down.

      Answered on 10/2/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Once water is in them they don't drain well. They are a great and warm
      water shoe though. They keep water out reasonably well.

      Answered on 9/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They do not drain water well at all. That being said, if you keep them
      zipped up and are just getting in and out of your boat, they don't take on
      much water in the first place.

      Answered on 9/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      great shoe …some water stays in…..never bothered me...

      Answered on 9/15/2014 by Dave from Tye river ... Virginia
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      First of all – I love these wetshoes. They are an excellent way to work in inflatable kayaks like mine without worry of causing damage.
      There are no drain holes. I think of the way this item fits as more of a thick ‘sock’ with a tough sole, than as a ‘boot.’ It doesn’t actually have a lot of room for water – at least the way mine fit. It has a soft lining that feels great on bare skin. It stays quite dry unless you put your foot in water over the top. Most feet sweat, however, so it does get damp in there. They must be rinsed and dried after use to keep odor down.

      Answered on 9/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      They fit tightly, just like a wet suit, so water does not leak in. If water tops over them they will allow moisture in but since they work like a wet suit your body heat will warm the water and not be uncomfortable. If water does not go in over the top they will not leak.
      When I wear them with my wet suit, I over lap the suit over the tops of the boots and they leak very little if at all. Without a wet suit you can walk in water and mud, they fit tightly enough that they will not get “sucked” off by mud.
      To answer your question, they will not drain water, but are tight enough you will not be bothered by water sloshing.
      Erik

      Answered on 9/14/2014 by trvlrerik from Salina, Ks.
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Paddle Wetshoe does not have drainage ports. Folks who are looking for shoes that give maximum warmth give up drainage to avoid the arrival and discharge of water that removes heat from the foot. Those who want drainage use a hot object like a nail to melt drain holes through the shoe.

      Answered on 9/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They don't drain that well, but I've worn them a hundred times and have never noticed the water in them until I pull the boot off & water pours out.

      Answered on 9/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      From my experience, these shoes fit tight enough that they don't ever
      actually fill up with water. They act more like a wet suit boot. While
      some water may get in the boot, it's barely enough to be noticeable.

      Answered on 9/14/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout

    Q:

    Hi ,

    I wear 12.5 US in a Nike Free model. Which size should I choose In this model ? Should I wear also any special socks ?
    Thanks, I have no experience with this kind of shoes
    Asked on 11/30/2013 by apolychrono from Greece

    11 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The original pair I ordered were a size too small . I would order one size
      larger than usual. You would normally wear these over a dry suit bootie so
      no socks necessary in shoes. They would be in the dry suit.

      Answered on 12/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      From my experience, these shoes run true-to-size. I would get the 12.5.
      There's no need for any kind of socks; this shoe's material is comfortable
      enough.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would recommend a size 13. These shoes fit me good with and without wetsuit socks. In cold water I wear 2mm thick NRS wetsuit socks with these shoes for extra warmth. In warmer water, you probably don't need wetsuit socks, just the shoes.

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I find that they fit exactly to size, ie if I buy a pair of dress shoes, I wear a 12. Always. But if I buy a pair of Nike running shoes, I wear a 12.5, because Nikes fit that way. I am not familiar with the Nike Free, so can't compare exactly, but I can say that one of my feet is almost a 12.5 and my size 12s fit perfectly, with no socks. They are built with a very soft inner layer, so are meant to be worn without socks. They are amazingly comfortable. I wear them all day in the boat, go in and out of the water, on coral, sand, rocks, whatever--nothing cuts through yet they are not too hot in the tropics, yet keep you warm if the wind is blowing. I use them for fly fishing for bonefish and tarpon in salt water flats.
      Hope this helps. The company is great to work with. If you get a pair of 12's and they are too tight, just send them back and they will send the next size up. If you really are on the border between 12 and 13, I would go up to 13 rather than have them be too tight. My .02.

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I don’t believe this shoe is intended for use with a sock.
      The assumption in kayaking is that you will be in a wet environment most of the time. Socks aren’t useful when wet. What it is designed to do is protect your sole from rocky beaches and shorelines, add a bit of warmth, and protect your toes from getting stubbed. There is no arch support - so they are unlike most shoes in that regard. The inside is lined with a thin non-woven fleece which is quite comfortable against the skin. I ordered a size eleven. It fit EXACTLY and with almost no room to to move my toes. I returned them for size twelve which are perfect for me. My guess is you’d be happy with a size 13.. Always rise with fresh water after use and blot out excess water from inside and they will work and smell good.
      I think these are an excellent value.
      GE

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would go a little bigger than your normal size. You don't need to wear socks (very comfortable without) but you can add socks for a little extra warmth.
      Sean Stimac, LEED® AP
      Senior Project Manager
      323 Telegraph Road<x-apple-data-detectors://0/0>
      Bellingham, WA 98226<x-apple-data-detectors://0/0>
      www.exxelpacific.com

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello - not sure about Nikes because too narrow for me but I think size 13 would be best; you can try a 2mm neoprene bootie if you want a sock and more warmth because the neoprene shoe is quite stretchy and accommodating; if the fit is wrong you can always exchange them. w.......

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by doc from orange county
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I got the boot 1 size larger than my normal shoe size. I intended to wear
      this in very cold weather so wanted extra insulation. I wanted to wear a
      sock with it.
      This is a cold weather boot and not suitable for warmer weather so error on
      the side of a larger size.
      Dave

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am a size 10 1/2 and a got a size 12. They are perfect, especially if you do any winter boating and need to wear multiple pairs of socks. I wouldn't want them any smaller.

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi u should order the next size up. Also depending on where you are you might want to consider getting some sox to go with them. Hope this helps!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No socks required. I find you should get at least one size bigger than
      standrd footwear- especially is using a drysuit.

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by seaspyder from Potomac
  • NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout

    Q:

    Does the shim run the entire length of the bootie/shoe? I use custom made footbeds, any reason I can't put my footbeds into the booties? Thanks.
    Asked on 11/2/2013 by none from Grand Junction, CO

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      By shim I assume you mean insole. If so yes the insole runs the entire
      length of the boot. It is not removable. I add an insole myself so I got a
      boot slightly larger than usual so I could do so.
      Dave

      Answered on 11/5/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, foot beds should fit fine.
      Sean Stimac, LEED® AP
      Senior Project Manager
      323 Telegraph Road<x-apple-data-detectors://0/0>
      Bellingham, WA 98226<x-apple-data-detectors://0/0>
      www.exxelpacific.com

      Answered on 11/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If the bootie is big enough, and the footbed material water-proof. NRS exchange policy is excellent, so order in sufficient time to exchange if size adjustment is required.

      Answered on 11/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I assume when you say ‘shim’ you are meaning ‘shank’ – a metal support used in many shoes, usually in the arch area. The sole of this shoe had no shank- it is soft, molded rubber about 1/2 inch thick and is the exact same thickness from toe to heel – no arch support at all. If you need extra support you might be wise to add your footbed. In my experience the size runs slightly small so I would add a size if I put a footbed in. You will doubtless need to remove your footbed after every use to allow proper drying. This is a very good product, in my opinion. The side-zip helps a lot when removing them when wet, and the thickness of the sole makes short walks on gravel or small rocks much more comfortable than bare feet or thinner booties.

      Answered on 11/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not sure what you mean by the shim. The zipper does extend almost to the bottom of the boot, so I don't see any reason why you can't use footbeds. I use wetsuit socks with these booties and the socks fit in the booties just fine.

      Answered on 11/3/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      not exactly sure what you mean by shim because the sole/floor has nice flexibility(over rocks, etc); the boot floor, as long as you have the right size, is very accommodating due to the stretch of the side material so I can use them both with and without 2mm neoprene booties + if they didn't fit I'm sure you could return them / good luck

      Answered on 11/3/2013 by doc from orange county
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The plastic shim covers the entire footprint and is embedded inside between the sole and insole. You can certainly add your own footbeds.

      Answered on 11/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't see why not...
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/2/2013 by Dave from Tye river ... Virginia
  • NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout

    Q:

    I wear a size 14 or 15 depending on the shoe manufacturer. Do these run true to size, large or small? I would not be doing extended walking in them, mainly to keep my feet warm on colder paddling days.
    Asked on 8/12/2013 by Gene from United States

    18 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I can say that from my experience, they run true to size. I purchased a
      pair one size smaller, as I've had other brands run large, but they ended
      up being too small. I had to exchange them for another pair that are my
      actual shoe size. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 8/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Gene
      Recently I am wearing this product, its fit to your true size perfectly, as i am raft guide its convenient to walk around too and keeps you warm in the cold water too, I recommend you without hesitation, enjoy your paddling.
      Chitra

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They do seem to run correct on size. I wear along with a rescue
      swiftwater rescue dry suit so I ordered a little larger than my normal
      shoe size and they are comfortable to many hours of wear.
      Allen

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Rescue Pawn from Mount Vernon, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, my size 14 was true to size. I can fit a size 13 or 14 regular shoe, but I perfer a 14 so I do not have my toes cramped up. These paddle shoes are very comfortable and easy to go hiking around.
      Terry, (Phoenix, AZ)

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Ranger T from Phoenix, Arizona
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I usually wear size 10 but that size was slightly small. I went up one
      size and am pleased with the fit. If your feet tend to get cold or are
      going on a trip in colder weather there will possibly be a little extra
      room for thin neoprene socks in the larger size. No two peoples feet are
      the same but I would choose the larger size since there's no half size.
      Hope this helps a little!

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      True to size for me

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I found the pair I order were a size small. I originally bought side 11 but
      had to turn them for size 12.
      Harry Franz

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The ones I ordered run true to size. Great product

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      These booties run extremely short. I ordered them a full size larger than what I normally wear, and I had to return them because I couldn't even straighten my toes while wearing them.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Runs small...I went a whole size larger...great shoe
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Dave from Tye river ... Virginia
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They tend to run pretty small. I am an 8 1/2 normal shoe size and am wearing a size 10 in this shoe. Love it but had to try twice to get the right size. Not sure you will find a size big enough. Good luck.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Small. I wear a 10 2E New Balance tennis shoe and bought an 11 NRS paddle shoe. They worked well on my whitewater trip this May.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Go as large as you can. They have an angled cut across the toes, which make them fit shorter in length on my feet.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I normally wear a size 11 shoe. I ordered size 11 and it fit – exactly.
      It was actually too exact, I felt, and returned them for a size twelve which has been good, in fact, I wore them all day today. These are generally worn without socks, of course.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I usually wear fifteens and wear 14's with dry socks and a mid weight wool sock with no issues, the fore foot is quite wide which is nice for larger feet. Really happy with my pair.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Go with the larger size. They definitely run on the small side!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      True to size. I have been very happy with these.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Riorider from Santa Fe, NM
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think they run small.  I wear a size 10 - 10.5 shoe and I needed a size 12 Paddle wetshoe.  The width on the 11 was ok but it was a bit too short.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout

    Q:

    What is the size adjustment? what size would I need to fit over my drysuit booties?
    Asked on 5/22/2013 by Zee from Snohomish , wa

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This shoe is running small; go up two sizes to accommodate your drysuit socks.

      Answered on 5/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout

    Q:

    I wear a Woman's size 11 shoe, and assume these are Men's sizes.
    If I want to wear neo socks inside these booties, should I get a size 10 or 11? The length of my bare foot is 10 1/2"
    Asked on 4/18/2013 by Bigfoot from Cape Cod

    10 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      11
      Sent from Samsung Mobile

      Answered on 4/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You should order a couple of sized and try them. Sizes can't be judged in a straight forward manner between the different model wetshoes and how the foot frame corresponds to size.
      Order a few and return the ones that don't suit ya.

      Answered on 4/19/2013 by On Belay from Connecticut /(Colorado)
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear a women's size 71/2 - 8 so I ordered the men's size 7. They are very
      snug! Wish I had bought the 8. If I were you, I'd get the 11 so you have
      some room. Hope this helps!

      Answered on 4/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You should get at least at 11 if not a 12. I am a woman size 8 and I had to send the 8 that I originally got back and get a size 10!!
      Sent from my LG Smartphone on Sprint

      Answered on 4/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm afraid I can't answer your question exactly, but I can tell you that they fit to size, ie I (a man) have always worn size 12 men's shoes and the NRS fits perfectly. So a men's 12 is a men's 12. I am not wearing any neoprene socks. I could fit a thin pair under, but they would be snug. I don't think they are meant to wear with neo socks. The booties have a very comfortable lining that feels like fur, but obviously isn't. I would wear them around the house because they are so comfortable, but my feet get too hot! Hope that helps.

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear a mens 10 shoe. I bought a 10 bootie and it was to small. I returned it for an 11 (which was completely hassle free by the way) and it fits perfectly. There is room for a thin neo sock inside as well.

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      And, yes, these are in men's sizing.

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If you're going to wear a thicker neoprene sock inside them, I'd suggest the 11.

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, these are men's sizes. I wear a size 9.5 Nike shoe. I ordered the
      size 10. They were wearable, but VERY snug. I exchanged them for the size
      11. The 11 is a little bit too big, but much more comfortable. If i ever
      wear them with a sock, they'll be perfect. Hope this helps!

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I just bought a pair, wear a mens size 11 street shoe and bought these in size 11. Wore them over a midweight smart wool alpine ski sock and the latex bootie on my dry suit, it was a tight fit but I was able to get them zipped and paddled for over 4 hours with no discomfort.
      Andy

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout

    Q:

    How high is the top?
    How deep can you go into the water without water coming into the shoe?
    Asked on 3/26/2013 by Gene from Wayne, NJ

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can only stand in about 5" of water before water enters this shoe.

      Answered on 3/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Great booty runs small... I wear my over a dry suit so I don't worry about water depth... About 8" high...
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 3/26/2013 by Dave from Tye river ... Virginia
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Gene, a size 9 has an 8" high top.

      Answered on 3/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The top of size 11s is 8 inches. But these wetshoes are not waterproof. Think in terms of a wetsuit, tho they are much dryer than a wetsuit.
      Beside sea kayaking, I use these shoes, with hydo-skin socks, to go walk along the seashore during the winter. With 40 deg water, in 40 degree air & wind, my feet are comfortable after being in the water most of the time, but they are not dry after sometime of doing that. I bring a towel to dry off my feet before I put socks and street shoes back on.

      Answered on 3/26/2013 by On Belay from Connecticut /(Colorado)
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is a wet shoe, so water will come in , even before the depth of the water is more than the height of the shoe. 

      Answered on 3/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The top is about 7-8" high, but there is a zipper that will let water enter in anything deeper than a couple of inches. They are meant to let water in, not keep it out. They are basically very sturdy, thick scuba diving booties with a lot of protection. I just got mine and haven't used them yet, but they seem ideal for fishing on flats with rocks, coral, etc. The sole is thick and sturdy and looks like it will hold up to anything.

      Answered on 3/28/2013 by Anonymous
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    Q:

    I am looking to replace a very old (10-11 years) pair of kickers which have served me exceptionally well, possibly with a shoe that is easier to put over dry suit socks. I have 2 questions about these: does the zipper start low enough that they go on easily over goretex dry suit socks? Also, is the toe shape more like the old kickers, which fit me well, or like the new remix model which is ill-suited to the shape of my feet?
    Asked on 2/18/2013 by nb_nyc from Nyc

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Wow, glad the Kickers have served you well for so long. The zipper on this shoe is certainly low enough to make putting on over drysuit socks easy. You can see that by looking at the multiple photos of the shoe in the Larger Images & More Views link below the product page photo. You can also see the bottom view of the toe shape on both the Paddle and Kicker shoes there.

      Answered on 2/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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      A:

      I have the NRS dry-suit that incorporates a rubber bootie. For myself, having a light wool sock under the dry-suit rubber bootie, the bootie itself, and one XL hydroskin sock over that yields the need for a 2 size over wetshoe.
      I use the Paddle Wetshoe because it has the side zipper that helps ( a lot) fit the wetshoe over the dry suit/shoe assembly.
      I got two sizes of the Paddle Wetshoe because I love the fit. I also have the NRS Attack shoe, and the Paddle Wetshoe is more true to the shape of my forefoot and toe box.
      Off hand, having used dry suits with goretex socks, I don't think you would have any problem with the Paddle Wetshoe depending on how you choose to size the shoe.

      Answered on 2/18/2013 by On Belay from Connecticut /(Colorado)
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    I just received a pair of these shoes - size 9...question is - will they stretch over time, my street shoe size is a 9 and my toes are brushing the end of the toes in these shoes. other than that, they feel great, these are my first paddle shoes and was curious if that is the normal feel until broken it. i really dont want to go to a 10, but not sure. I have tried to add a layer and it feels fine too, so i have covered. any info would be great? thanks
    Asked on 2/8/2013 by Michael from Denver, CO

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Michael, don't count on the shoes stretching over time. The neoprene may stretch a bit, but the sole will prevent stretching in length. Sounds like you might need a 10. Our Hassle-Free Returns process is free and easy for exchanges.

      Answered on 2/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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4.3

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (28)
  • Durable (18)
  • Easy on and off (18)
  • Good traction (17)
  • Great fit (17)

Cons

  • Dries slowly (6)
  • Difficult on and off (5)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (39)
  • Wading (8)
  • Boating / sailing (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      63% 

      (19 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Intermediate (8), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Warm and wide.

Bought these for use in a Surfski for winter paddling. These replaced a pair of NRS Desperados that were too cold in anything under 45°. The Desperados are too narrow and have absorbent...Read complete review

Bought these for use in a Surfski for winter paddling. These replaced a pair of NRS Desperados that were too cold in anything under 45°. The Desperados are too narrow and have absorbent synthetic letter over the toes and this causes issues with evaperative cooling. The NRS Paddling Wetshoe has a nice wise toe box and rubber over the toes eliminating evaperative cooling there. These two things alown go a long ways to making these warmer than any booties I have ever had. The fuzzy lining and nice quality neoprene help even more. Sizing is a bit odd. My foot measures to 9 1/2 but i usually buy a 10 because of my wide feet. I had a chance to try on 10's and 11's and chose the 11's. The 11's are still snug and my toe is near the end of the box. My foot doesn't slip around at all and it's by far the most comfortable booty I have ever had. I can put on a medium weight wool sock if I want and it still feels roomy yet without the sock my foot doesn't float around at all.... Nice trick! If my foot was in and out of cold water a lot I would get a zipperless boot as the water exchange would be cut down a lot. But if you feet stay out of the water most of the time these will be a good choice for keeping your toes toasy.... Got to love that wide toe box! For me these leave me with toasty toes when it's 35° out and my feet are wet out in the wind... Perfect.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

FIt well, except around my BIG ankles!

Seems like great material - good fit around my feet after I get them on. They are NOT easy on and off for me - I have BIG Ankles. I can't begin to zip...Read complete review

Seems like great material - good fit around my feet after I get them on. They are NOT easy on and off for me - I have BIG Ankles. I can't begin to zip them up. The LITTLE piece of velcro doesn't reach to the other velcro pad. So, I have added about a 3 inch velcro to velcro strap that does keep them snug and airtight / watertight for me. This may not be a problem for you if you don't have big ankles. I got a larger shoe size - did not help with the ability to zip up. I use this to kayak cool waters in winter.

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5.0

best kayak boot

By riversasquatch

from north Georgia

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking
    • Rafting

    Comments about NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout:

    Way better quality than the comm3 boot which was absolute garbage. This boot is nice, it fits, and is very well made. I wish it had some sort of strap that ensured that the boot won't slip off when I'm swimming, but I am very satisfied. Spend the extra money and buy this over the comm series.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Definitely worth the cost.

    By FlatWatersOfFury

    from Muskingum River Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking
      • Rafting

      Comments about NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout:

      This was my primary footwear for 83 mile, three day kayak trip with 9 short portages. Traction in mud is a little suspect, but sand and rock were fair. Showed no wear after the three days, I anticipate durability to be good.

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

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not Waterproof

      By J.Helton

      from Trussville, AL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy On and Off

      Cons

      • Not Waterproof

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout:

        I like these shoes alot, except in my experience they are not actually waterproof. The shoes are comfortable, warm and of good quality. The only problem is that within a few seconds of stepping into the water, they filled up with water. I even had a wet suit pulled down over the hightop part of the shoe. As far as I can tell, the water comes in through the zipper. Once the shoes are filled with water, the water doesn't come out until the shoes are taken off and emptied. This is going to affect the warmth of the shoes when in cold water. I like everything else about the shoe, unfortunately keeping water out is one of the most important characteristics of water shoes.

         
        3.0

        Non-standard sizes

        By Mallard

        from Madison, WI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Non-standard Size

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout:

        I wear a size 10 shoe and based on other reviews ordered a size 11 paddle wetshoe, which was too small. I had to exchange it for a size 12!
        After all this time with a known problem this problem with sizing should have been resolved.
        The new shoes are comfortable, but when I walk I can feel a line of glue at the back of the heel of the sole.

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

        Comfortable paddling bootie.

        By Yakdog

        from North central California

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy On and Off
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Dries Slowly

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about NRS Men's Paddle Wetshoe - Closeout:

        The heel piece nicely cushions the heel in a kayak.

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

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