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The NRS Boundary Shoe is a high-top, waterproof and warm shoe. Great for those wet, soggy put-ins and portages. Individually tested to ensure waterproofness.
  • The waterproof 5-mm neoprene upper has glued, blind-stitched and double-taped seams to keep your feet warm and dry.
  • Comfy 7-mm neoprene insole atop a high-traction wrap-up sole provides the protection and support you've come to expect from our footwear.
  • 2-mm plastic shim for even more protection from sharp, pointy objects.
  • The ladder buckle strap at the top and the sturdy instep strap ensure the shoe stays in place even in the muckiest conditions.
  • Each shoe is factory tested to ensure waterproof performance.
Whole sizes only.
Women order one size smaller.
1/2 sizes order one size larger.

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Gender Sizing: Men
Material Upper: 5 mm neoprene
Sole: 6 mm rubber
Insole: 7 mm neoprene
Shim: 2 mm plastic shim
Closure System: Adjustable buckle and instep strap
Taped Seams: Yes
Features:
  • GlideSkin™ cuff
  • Factory waterproof tested
  • 15" height
  • 3 lbs (for a size 9 pair)

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The NRS Boundary Shoe is knee high, waterproof and warm. Great for those wet, soggy put-ins and portages. Individually tested to ensure waterproofness.

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NRS Boundary Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 164 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (150)
  • Good traction (122)
  • Easy on and off (104)
  • Great fit (104)
  • Lightweight (90)

Cons

  • Dries slowly (24)
  • Difficult on and off (12)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (167)
  • Wading (61)
  • Boating / sailing (57)
  • Sailing (17)
  • Walking/hiking (13)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (115 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (122 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (34), Advanced (20), Beginner (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (140), Yes (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great boots

[...]they do help to keep your feet from getting wet, unfortunatly they don't breath so your feet sweat

[...]they do help to keep your feet from getting wet, unfortunatly they don't breath so your feet sweat

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Well built

I bought these for sea kayaking. I followed the suggestions for ordering one size below my own women's sizing (I wear a 10 and bought a 9). I find they are too narrow...Read complete review

I bought these for sea kayaking. I followed the suggestions for ordering one size below my own women's sizing (I wear a 10 and bought a 9). I find they are too narrow in the toe box for comfort (my toes need space!) and they come up off the heel while I walk, lending to blisters on the back of my heel.
I can only wear the thinnest socks with these boots; forget my usual combination of wool sock with thin liner socks. Even with thin socks, these boots squeeze my feet and are completely uncomfortable.
Other than that, they are well made with skookum construction. They are tall and the rubberized neoprene around the top cuff is buttery soft. Perhaps if I had ordered my true size they would be more comfortable. Too bad. For me it was money not well spent. If you are a woman with wide feet, do yourself a favor and order your true size.

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4.0

Excellent buy

By jd4042

from McKinney,TX

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

    This is an excellent buy. I'm able to unload my kayak at the boat ramp and not worry about getting wet feet this fall and winter. I read about these boots in Chris Payne' Kayak Bass Fishing Magazine.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt.

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

    Go up a size more!

    By Chief Widefoot

    from Sacramento

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

    Bought these boots for cold water entry and exit from my Hobie fishing kayak. I have a 10.5 foot so I bought size 11 as recommended. Felt good at first, but after a couple of hours my left foot felt like it was in a vice. (Wide foot) Wish I bought size 12.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery, great condition

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

    I love these... and you will too.

    By Mike H

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Difficult On and Off

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • Sailing
    • Wading

    Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

    These are great boots for launching my kayak on those cold mornings in spring-fed waters. They are comfortable and wear well. My only complaint is that they can be a little hard to get off.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Product arrived in great packaging & on-time.

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

    Love these boots. They work.

    By Tammy

    from Des Moines, IA

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking
      • Rafting
      • Wading
      • Walking/Hiking

      Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

      I have wore these boots 3 times so far and they definitely keep your feet dry. I haven't wore them yet in cold temperatures but they are comfortable to walk in, have great traction and they stay up on my legs.

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

      Love this boot

      By Claude

      from Rochester, MN

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy On and Off
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Muck won't pull it off
      • Stays dry in rushing water below top of boot

      Cons

      • Dries Slowly

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

      River kayaking in Minnesota often dealing with muddy bottoms. Have Used the boot with shorts, when warm-70F- without feet and calves overheated, haven't tried in summer yet. Have Used boot over dry suit with sewn in booties. The booties for most people run oversize, but was able to comfortably position inside these high boots, works well. Stood in foot deep rushing water kept feet dry.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Prompt delivery in fine shape, timely fashion

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

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      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        Does this shoe fit a person with a calv measure of 51cm? It should be possible to wear a warm neoprene wetsuit underneath.

        Size 12 is needed.
        Asked on 10/12/2016 by KTDame from Austria

        6 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Well, I have size 13 boundary shoes and a 16" calf circumference. I wear heavy wool socks in the shoes. I suspect size 12 with 20" calf (51 cm) might be pretty tight.
          Hope that helps.
          Jon

          Answered on 10/12/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Forgot to mention, I bought a size 9 in this boot, and I wear an 8.5 shoe.

          Answered on 10/12/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Sorry, but I don't think this boot would fit a 20" calf especially if you're wearing a wetsuit underneath. I have a 14" (35.6 cm) calf and wear a wetsuit also. The boot fits well over my calf with maybe 1-1.5" (2.54cm-3.81 cm) to spare. It's really too bad that it wouldn't fit you, because it's a great boot. Is NRS making a wide-calf boot? That would probably work.
          Good luck!!

          Answered on 10/12/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          The calf is very generous to facilitate easy on and off. It has an adjustment strap to allow tightening to prevent water entry, although it's not watertight. So yes, many of my friends use wetsuits with these boots.
          Sent by iPhone

          Answered on 10/12/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I have a size 12 and am able to wear a wet suit with them.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 10/12/2016 by Frank from St Joseph, MI
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Circumference of the top is 38 cm (15"), so unfortunately it won't work for you.

          Answered on 10/12/2016 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        Do they hold up portaging in steep/rocky terrain?
        Asked on 9/3/2016 by norbs from Northern Minnesota

        10 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Not ideal for this use. Sounds more like hiking boots. These are great boots for in and out of cold water and will keep you dry and warm with proper socks. Bottoms are strong enough to walk on rocky stream beds and travel bars without feeling stones poking your feet. But, I think up and down steep rocky slopes would have your feet moving around in these boots too much without any support at all.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 9/4/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I've never used them in that kind of terrain. To my thinking they are on the soft side of the ledger, very flexible. Short portages in steep rocky terrain might be perfectly OK; those of many miles may leave you with a wish for something more rigid on your feet.
          Mark Gormel
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 9/4/2016 by Mark from Landenberg, PA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          No. They are suited for moving your kayak from the car to the lake's edge or river. There is no ankle support.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 9/3/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Not a hard sole - I would not recommend
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 9/3/2016 by cokayak from colorado
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Three pair in a row leaked yes would be great for portage as long as water proof is not expected
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 9/3/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hi,
          Yes they do as well as rocky river bottoms. 10 years with the same pair. Taking them off can be a challenge though. Still, love them.

          Answered on 9/3/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Holds up well for me. Depends on how heavy you and what you are portaging is.
          Craig R. Waser CML, CPS
          Woodstock Lock and Safe, Inc.
          www.woodstocklock.com

          Answered on 9/3/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          We use ours for kayaking so I never tried them on a rough portage. But now that I've had them for a while I don't think I'd use them on rough portages. They don't have a boot like bottom, more like a slipper like bottom. But they go on and off very easily so in cold weather or in cold water I'd wear them and then change into some sturdier foot wear for for a portage.
          Sent from my ASUS MeMO Pad

          Answered on 9/3/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Absolutely. They are incredibly comfortable and durable.

          Answered on 9/3/2016 by Valerie the Explorer from Auburn, CA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I used them on several portages in the Boundry Waters and they held up fine but realize they are not heavy duty hiking boots built for miles of racks and scree..they are designed to keep your feet dry and warm.

          Answered on 9/3/2016 by Anonymous
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        My NRS Boundary Shoes leak. Should I send them back or is there some type of re-waterproofing that needs to be periodically applied to the boots?

        Also, what is the best way to dry the boots out after they become waterlogged?
        Asked on 5/1/2016 by Ben from USA

        5 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Mine don't leak - but I would send them back if they did.

          Answered on 5/1/2016 by cokayak from colorado
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Ben, the shoes shouldn't leak. Please return them, clean and dry, for warranty evaluation, using our returns process - http://www.nrs.com/customer-service/returns.asp - This video give tips on drying shoes - http://www.nrs.com/learn/clean-deodorize-neoprene-wetshoes.asp

          Answered on 5/1/2016 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          How old are they? If they're under warranty, NRS is awesome to deal with. If not, get some neoprene cement and repair them. Pretty simple to do.
          Ciao!
          Clint
          Sent from my iPhone therefore, please excuse any auto-correct idiocy.

          Answered on 5/1/2016 by Clint from Eastern Sierras
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          send them back, they are pretty good about that stuff
          I hang mine upside down out of the sun

          Answered on 5/1/2016 by Calvin from Paradise, CA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Send them back. NRS has great customer service. Same ing happened to me and they replaced the boots.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 5/1/2016 by Frank from St Joseph, MI
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        Hi folks..... Firstly thank you for crating great products...
        I have few questions for you......
        #1....How do I pick the size for a boundary boot?
        #2....in cold weather can I wear thicker socks for warmth too in boundary boots?
        #3....if when I purchase my boots if the fitting isn't what I expected can you exchange them for another pair?
        Again thank you and safe paddling folks
        Asked on 2/28/2016 by Cozydram from Newmarket, Ontario,

        8 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Well the boots are great. I suggest 1 size up. U wear 10 shoe get an 11. I wear wool socks in water down to the 45°while my feet feel the cold it's not uncomfortable. The boots are incredibly comfy to walk in.
          Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 6 edge, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

          Answered on 3/1/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I'm generally a 10.5 shoe so I went with the 11 so I'd have room thick sox. I wear mine in winter months with boundry sox. They fit nicely with a normal pair of sox as well. Great boots, very dry, very comfortable. I can't answer your 3rd question.  Hope this helps. 
          Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.-------- Original message --------

          Answered on 2/29/2016 by sea kayak brent from Atlanta, ga
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          The size is pretty much true and you can wear thicker socks!
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 2/29/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I'll try to answer your first two Qs. I chose one size larger so I could wear a thick pair of wool socks during a recent winter raft trip. Worked well to have them a bit big so my toes weren't cramped - much warmer! I could still cinch down the instep strap for hiking.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I ordered mine a size and a half larger because my feet are the first part of me to get cold. There is a strap that can be tightened at bothj the shoe portion and at the top of the boot. The adjustable straps allow you to loosen or tighten according to what number and the thickness of the sox you choose. I have never had a problem with returns at NRS. Hope this helps.

          Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I wear a 7, bought a 7 and have just enough room for a thin sock for colder weather.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 2/28/2016 by Carbon from Long Island, ny
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          At least for Mens size 12, the NRS Boundary shoe runs a little tight for me, I had to give mine away and go for a size larger. One size larger than your shoe size also allows thick wool socks. Your feet will sweat and possibly feel damp, in everything except coldest weather, if you wear them all day. The black shoes really absorb sunlight, so when I use them in my canoe in spring, they get really hot because my feet are exposed to sunlight. Not so much a problem for a kayaker. But they are great boots for paddling.

          Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          A small percentage of reviewers find them on the small size, most think they fit true to men's shoe size. You can certainly wear thick socks with the Boundary; just remember that you need to choose a size that lets you comfortably do that - could you wear those socks with another shoe of that size? Our returns/exchange process is easy and free. You can always order two sizes and return one.

          Answered on 2/28/2016 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        Are the sizes unisex? How does that work?
        Asked on 2/6/2016 by Deb from Hilton head SC

        5 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          The boots are men's sizes - they hold true, in my estimation.
          Ciao!
          Clint
          If you're not the lead sled dog, the view is always the same...
          Sent from my iPad- Please disregard any Auto-Correct idiocy

          Answered on 2/6/2016 by Clint from Eastern Sierras
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Size shown is men's

          Answered on 2/6/2016 by cokayak from colorado
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Men's sizes. There is no unisex sizing system for shoes other than cheap sandals (S, M, L, XL) that I know of.

          Answered on 2/6/2016 by Turnawheel from Sonoma County, Ca.
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          We've found that the women's size is about 1.5 less than men's. I wear a size 14 man's, but the 13 boundary shoe gives me room enough for fleece socks inside my dry suit. Consider that.
          Whit
          Whittier & Selma Patrick
          Continuous Travelers
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 2/6/2016 by Sel from Oregon Coast
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Deb, they're in men's sizing. Most women find a good fit by ordering one size smaller, over bare feet or relatively thin socks. Say you wear a women's 8, you'd get a 7. With thick socks go up a size.

          Answered on 2/6/2016 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        I have wide short feet, usually 6.5 - 7, men's. Would likely wear a wool sock (do I need this if they are well insulated?), and wonder if I'm wise to order up to an 8?

        Thanks
        Paul
        Asked on 1/13/2016 by Paul from WA

        14 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I would order an 8 if you are going to wear a sock,

          Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          You don't need to wear wool sox with this boot.  It's plenty warm. I wear a nylon sock to make for easy on/off.
          Ralph
          Sent from TypeApp

          Answered on 1/14/2016 by kayak river exporer from Warner Robins, GA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Paul, I use my Boundary boots most of the winter and would certainly order them larger than you need to allow for socks. But my feet are the first thing that get cold when I paddle. BOB

          Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I tell everyone that I would put a good foot insert to give the bottom more strength. Plus the extra socks would make it more comfortable.
          Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I would wear the sock and the boots are usually right on for size. I wear and eight and am able to wear socks with them!
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          They are well insulated, it's neoprene. I wouldn't add a sock. They are
          hard enough to put on/take off as it is. Great product, tho.

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by George from Seattle, WA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I would

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Calvin from Paradise, CA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          It depends what the temperature is for wool socks. I'd order a size larger if you intend to wear wool socks. The boots are very comfortable, but fit is snug, but not tight.

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Reelmandan from York PA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I wear wool socks with them and 7 prob ok but 8 prob safer.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, I have an 8.5 wide and had to go to a 10. Wonderfull product, sad I
          can't wear mine more often.

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Ben T from Peoria, Il
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I would definitely buy the 8 if you want to wear wool socks with these
          boots. I always wear wool socks with mine since I tend to have very cold
          feet.

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Happy Paddler from Homosassa, FL
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I had to size up from the size chart for length but my feet are narrow
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          You will need the wool socks. Opinion; go for the larger size if your
          kayak has enough room.

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Pieman from Washington State
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I started with size 9 & ended up with a 10 to accommodate thin socks, which
          I recommend.

          Answered on 1/13/2016 by cokayak from colorado
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        Hi - I'm a guy. 6'-4"; 185 lbs. My shoe size is 13 narrow (B). My calves are not thick. Will your boundary shoe work for me in a size 13 for a week-long sea kayak trip?
        Asked on 12/14/2015 by Bob from San Francisco

        9 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I don't know if I can answer your question but - I wear size 12 shoes/boots
          and bought size 13 boundary shoes. I wear them over heavy wool socks and
          they work well for me.
          Jon
          Original email:

          Answered on 12/22/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I would buy these one size larger, I ordered my size and they fir a little snug, after 7-8 hrs they start to hurt my toes.
          These are an excellent boot, if I ever wear these out I will get another pair. Very well made and very tough.
          If you get these and they are a little tight send them back for the next larger size, they will not loosen up after you get them.
          NRS Boundary Shoe at nrs.com
          The NRS Boundary Shoe is knee high, waterproof and warm. Great for those wet, soggy put-ins and portages. Individually tested to ensure waterproofness.
          Read more...<http://www.nrs.com/product/2308/nrs-boundary-shoe>

          Answered on 12/15/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          They should work. I love mine and even have to use my husbands once in a while!

          Answered on 12/15/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Probably... I am 6'4", 195lbs, shoe size 13 1/2 D and 13s fit fine with heavy wool socks. Great shoe!
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 12/14/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I'm 6/4 also, same weight, 12EEE shoe size. Spent 2 weeks sea kayaking
          last summer with these boundary shoes, worn over dry suits booties and
          thicker synthetic socks. Comfortable all days in cooler temps. Having
          enough foot room in inside your kayak is important!
          Great foot gear.

          Answered on 12/14/2015 by Anonymous from Washington State
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I have wide feet and big calves so they work for me. I'd recommend you go
          to the store and try on a pair.

          Answered on 12/14/2015 by OC Paddler from Seattle
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hi Bob! I'm also 6'4" 215lbs. I'm a dedicated walker, so my calves are pretty thick.
          I wear size 14 shoes, but find the boundary shoe fits well in 13, wearing heavy wool or poly-fleece socks. I find the circumference of the calf to be about 1" too big when I'm not wearing my dry suit.
          I recommend that you try a size 12. That will give you a bit more under-deck space during your travels.
          Hope this helps!
          Whit
          Continuous Travelers
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 12/14/2015 by Sel from Oregon Coast
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Should be fine, Bob, if you're wearing them over bare feet or thin socks. I too have narrow feet; the hook-and-loop instep strap keeps them firmly anchored to your feet. I've worn them on a two-week trip, very comfortable.

          Answered on 12/14/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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          A:

          I've used mine up to 5 days with no discomfort (w/ thin socks)- bring
          something else for any hiking you'll do.

          Answered on 12/14/2015 by cokayak from colorado
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        sizing question...
        My foot size is womens 9 1/2 NARROW. There are not a lot of narrow 9 1/2 shoes around. I often go between a 9 and 9 1/2 medium. (When I try to wear a 10, it is too wide.) What size do you think I should order? Thank you,
        Asked on 11/1/2015 by Laurie

        11 answers

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          A:

          Since the Boundary Shoe does not come in half sizes, I would order 9 and
          then try different weight socks with the shoe. Also there is some
          adjustment with a strap across the top which may help with fit.

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Happy Paddler from Homosassa, FL
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          A:

          Get a size 8 men's. My roommate (female) wears size 10 women's and she really likes the size 8, which allows her to use socks underneath routes for warmth.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Anonymous
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          A:

          I have narrow feet also, I found that putting on a pair of thick sox helps with the size, warmth, and removing the boot.  Hope that helps.
          Ralph
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          Answered on 11/2/2015 by kayak river exporer from Warner Robins, GA
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          A:

          Laurie, this shoe is in men's sizing and most women find that ordering one size smaller works; in your case that would be an 8 1/2. There aren't half sizes, so I think a size 9 should work for you. I too have a narrow foot and find the Boundary a comfortable choice

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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          A:

          I would go with a size 9. I wear an 8 or 8 1/2 and my size 8's are fine!

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Anonymous
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          A:

          I treated this boot as a cold water garment so I wanted tons of room for extra socks. I wear a 10 1/2, I bought a 12 and on cold cold days wished I had gotten a 13 for the extra socks I could have stuffed in. And remember: You are not going to be walking a lot in these boots. You're trying to keep warm in a kayak.
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          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Frank from St Joseph, MI
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          A:

          My foot is somewhat regular nither wide or narrow and for me these are a
          wee bit on the wide side... but they feel and work great
          I hope that helps

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Calvin from Paradise, CA
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          A:

          I'm a man and wear size 14d shoes. I have to do what I can to maximize foot room in our sea kayak. I am comfortable in the size 13 even wearing polyfleece booties. I think you'd do fine with a 8.5 or 9. Hope this helps.
          Whit
          Whittier & Selma Patrick
          Continuous Travelers
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          Answered on 11/1/2015 by Sel from Oregon Coast
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          A:

          It runs small, I think you will be fine. I have a bit of a wide foot and
          had to go a size up

          Answered on 11/1/2015 by Ben T from Peoria, Il
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          A:

          Consider the larger size, since the fit is easily adjusted with different thicknesses and/or layers of socks and the instep strap, but you can't make a too small boot bigger, and a half size is probably still within reasonable comfort limits in this rubber boot. Warm feet will keep you happy.

          Answered on 11/1/2015 by Turnawheel from Sonoma County, Ca.
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          A:

          I can only speak to men's sizes - I bought size 9 to wear with thin socks &
          ended up trading up to size 10, so they seem to run small.

          Answered on 11/1/2015 by cokayak from colorado
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        Same question just different boot as I want a pair of each! If my normal shoe size is Men's 8D and I want to wear a wool boot sock with a neoprene sock should I order a pair of 9's or 10's?
        Asked on 11/30/2014 by JB from Dalton GA

        6 answers

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          A:

          I love these boots. I have a pair and my son has a pair. We both think that they run a little large leaving plenty of room for the heavy socks. I wear a 13 and it still has a little room with a heavy sock.
          enjoy.
          jkv
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          Answered on 11/30/2014 by Anonymous
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          A:

          JB, wearing it with a HydroSkin Sock, Item # 30011.01, you'd probably be okay with an 8, but I think you'll be safer to go with a size 9.

          Answered on 11/30/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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          A:

          Based on my experience only in my size (11D), a medium weight wool sock is comfortable when either walking or paddling, but something thicker in any material crowds my toes. For your anticipated layers, especially including neoprene, I think two sizes up would probably work better paddling than portaging although the instep straps actually work pretty well snugging up the fit. If you can be comfortable with one thick woolie, a thin liner and a woolie, or just neoprene, one size up would probably work fine. My pairs, owned sequentially not simultaneously, have been very serviceable over time--not entirely leak free but kayaking is a wet sport, intentionally or not, so we equip appropriately. Warm feet, even when wet, are a good thing. Hope this helps.
          Ol' Salty Bob

          Answered on 11/30/2014 by Turnawheel from Sonoma County, Ca.
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          A:

          I normally wear a 11EEE in a New Balance, 11 2W in Dexter, I did purchase
          12 in the Boundary Shoe and generally wear Smart Wool or Starter socks
          underneath. I find the boots extremely flexible and comfortable, no
          problems getting in or out of the tight cockpit of a P&H Capella 166. For
          years I wore the standard height booties and often had wet feet, but since
          I kayak all year long I switched to the Boundary Shoes. Two of my kayaking
          partners have purchased the since I got mine and they couldn't be happier.

          Answered on 11/30/2014 by JT from Outer Banks, NC
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          A:

          I would think a 9 would suffice. Don't want it too loose and just one pair
          of socks wouldn't do that. But two sizes too big would be too much.
          Rebecca

          Answered on 11/30/2014 by Rebecca from VA from Bent Mountain, VA
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          A:

          one size up should do it

          Answered on 11/30/2014 by George from Seattle, WA
      • NRS Boundary Shoe

        Q:

        I just received my new boundary shoes. I thought the 2 mm shim on the outside of the boot would be directly over my ankle bone bulge. Its actually higher up my ankle. Is that good?
        Asked on 11/1/2014 by Kate from Cherry Tree, PA

        7 answers

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          A:

          Hi
          I've had and worn these boots for several years and haven't noticed the ankle thing. So I guess it's no problem. I did buy them several sizes larger so I could wear lots of socks.
          Have fun!
          Frank
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          Answered on 11/1/2014 by Frank from St Joseph, MI
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          A:

          I have the same issue. I've worn my boots for two seasons without any
          issues. It doesn't seem to make a difference.
          They're great boots!

          Answered on 11/1/2014 by Anonymous
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          A:

          Kate
          I bought these boots several years ago as an outer shoe to keep my feet dry while getting in my kayak in the winter.Comfortable and the strap is not a concern as it is adjustable---you can make it as tight as you want.Striking high on your foot actually holds your foot in the shoe a bit better than if it rode lower down the top of your foot.
          I did have one issue though---one of the boots leaked at the point of entry of the strap and the sole.Rather than send it back I saturated that area with Pliobond contact cement and that fixed it.
          Think you will like them.
          Herb

          Answered on 11/1/2014 by Anonymous
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          A:

          NRS usually has a reason for design features and I have noticed small gussets and tripled stitching on gear that I am sure are wear or stress points--but the ankle patches you refer to don't line up against any part of my boats so far, no ankle cushioning function or wear point protection. Maybe just a decorative bit. These are good boots, but both my pairs developed leaks over time where the sole attaches to the neoprene uppers, especially at the toes. Paddle safe.
          Ol' Salty Bob

          Answered on 11/1/2014 by Turnawheel from Sonoma County, Ca.
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Kate, you must be referring to the round rubber patch on the side of the shoe. It's there to provide extra protection to the foot as it rests against the inside of a boat hull. Whether or not it is next to the ankle bone depends on the person's anatomy. The 2 mm plastic shim is in the midsole of the shoe; there to help protect the foot from rocks and other sharp objects.

          Answered on 11/1/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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          A:

          Two quick things to consider -paddling position and your boat hull. If your
          ankle bone tends to rub in your boat might see a bit of wear in this area
          but not a major issue in my opinion.

          Answered on 11/1/2014 by Anonymous
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          A:

          The boundary shoe is awesome.  I assume you're referring to the small round pad on the outside edges.  I've never even noticed it until now so it has played no roll in regards to comfort.  Mine sits just above my ankle bone too so you shouldn't have any problems.  This is a great boot.  Hope this helps
          Sent on a Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy S® III

          Answered on 11/1/2014 by Anonymous
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