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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.
  • 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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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

    Q:

    How are these shoes on longer portages? Do they have good arch support?
    Asked on 3/30/2014 by Matt

    10 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Because of the inordinate amount of snow this winter, I wore mine to walk
      our dogs all winter long. Very comfortable for a mile and 1/2 through
      woodland terrain. There is little arch support - no additional stiffening
      in the midsole. Concern would be not the distance, but the ruggedness of
      portage terrain. I don't use mine In Quetico; not enough protection.

      Answered on 3/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No arch support to speak of, but they stay dry.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The shoes hold up fine. Your feet, however, will do much better if you place inserts in the boots before doing any long portages. Also be sure to bring an extra change or two of socks. The boots may not leak but neither do they breathe and you will find dry feet last much longer than sweaty feet. Change socks after each portage of any real duration.

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Flowmaster from Southeastern US
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No real arch support, but are comfortable with walking

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Minimal to no arch support.

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by George from Seattle, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This boot doesn't have much arch support but these are a great all around boat boot when you don't want to get your feet wet in the colder weather!

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Have never portaged very far in these...but they have very generous thickness of dimpled rubber on the wrap around soles and over the toes. They move over rocky terrain without stone bruising or worry of sticks poking through the boot. They do not have any "arch support" molded into the boot, but one could easily slip in your orthotics (custom or 3rd party) to achieve the desired support. What I really like about this boot is the ability to snug up the fit around my ankle with the pull on a velcro strap....they are super for cold water/cold air temp conditions...I don't think I would choose them for an August day on the local lake. They are comfortable, well built and offer great wrap around foot protection. They do run SMALL in sizing!! Very Warm!!
      Dave

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      We have used the shoes on portages in Alaska's Kenai NWR where some of the trails between the lakes approach a mile or more and they have many steep areas. The Boundary Shoes worked well for us, although I wouldn't say they are anywhere like a leather or synthetic book with laces and and arched insoles. But the arch cinching strap does a lot to stabilize the shoe and they worked well for us. You can also use Dr. Scholl's or the like insoles to custom fit the shoe. Wearing the shoe all day produces soaked socks--not from water leaking in but from perspiration. So take an extra pair of heavy duty hiking socks to put on the next morning for that day's adventures while the socks worn the day before have a chance to dry---unless you are in the Kenai where you'll probably get rained on anyway. Good luck.

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Swims_with_canoes from S.E. TN
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Very comfortable and good support
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They have reasonable arch support, but they are not an hiking boot. I
      suggest that they would be hot and sweaty on a long portage and the terrain
      may be rough on the soles. I would suggest carrying a pair of heavy soled
      sandals or other shoes for the portage.

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    Q:

    Considering how tall the boot is and that the cuff at the top is not waterproof, if you fall in the water does so much boot filling up with extra water (compared to the mid boots) make it more difficult and timely to get to shore? I always wear my PFD in winter weather, but am concerned about the boot being too heavy. No matter what, you can't stay in cold, icy water too long without hypothermia setting in. I usually am on a lake using a wetsuit so I can be some distance from shore. I'm toying with getting a mid calf boot with a more secure cuff. Thoughts???
    Asked on 3/14/2014 by lakegirl from Wisconsin

    12 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I got these boots so that I could keep my feet dry while stepping into slightly deeper water for shore launches and also wear them at beach camps to wade in water for dishwashing, etc. About the second time I used them I forgot about their limits and got out of my boat in water deep enough to be above above the cuff line. Yes, they will fill up with water and they will get heavier. The boots will warm up the water that gets in but yes, your feet will be wet. Will they get so heavy that it is significantly more difficult to walk to shore? That wasn't my experience. If you can find something with a cuff that seals out all water when submerged, good luck.

      Answered on 3/19/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have worn these boots in Maine in the fall and walked through knee deep water. I have not experienced the boot filling with water. As a matter of fact no real amount of water really entered the boots although my socks were very damp. Also my feet stayed nice and warm. The boots seem to act like a wet suit.
      Mickey.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I purchased the mudluks pictured above for my personal Xmas gift. I have
      paddled about 5 times since than, but I have not been in water above the
      tops. I was previously using booties that were only inches above the
      ankles and no matter how careful I was launching my feet almost always got
      wet. With the new mid calf mudluks my feet have remained dry, my only wish
      is that the soles could be heavier to protect better from oyster shell and
      barnacles. Heavier mudluks were available but another $50. I hope this
      has been helpful, the mudluks are very comfortable.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by JT from Outer Banks, NC
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They do snug up at the top. It is a myth that they can fill up with water
      and drag you under. The water in the boot is the same density as the water
      in the lake or stream. They will get wet inside if you step into water
      deeper than the height of the boot. We both have them and like them for
      spring and fall kayaking in the reck boats or sea kayaks. Not something you
      want to wear in a whitewater boat. I recommend you try them. Much warmer
      than neoprene socks.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by The mad scientist from Reading, PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have not worn these boots that much and have not filled them up with water, but as I am a professional surveyor I have filled up my 8" tall regular work boots and did not have a problem getting along with them full.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I have never filled these boots with water. They have a very beefy synch strap at the top of the boot for a snug fit around my calf. I launch in these all of the time, and due to the high cut of the boot, have never submerged them over the top of the strap. I do not think a person would take on much water, as long as you had the strap snugged up. They are toasty warm...but I'd suggest buying them 1 size larger than the shoe size that you normally wear, as they run a little small for size.
      Dave

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you are in ice cold water - you have one option. Buy a drysuit. Live to paddle another day.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      While the boot top is tall the upper doesn't have lots of extra room inside once you get your leg in. If you check out the reviews you won't find that a concern with folks using it.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've over-topped the boot and it does get some water in. But the tight fit
      does not let lots of water in. Not enough to cement you down. Not much worse
      than the water in my summer water shoes.
      I think you're over-thinking this.
      Bob

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I paddle outrigger canoe in Lake Washington all winter. I love my boots. My
      feet stay dry even when they are submerged. The strap seems to seal the
      water out. I also wear NRS dry pants over top, which helps. You definitely
      want the boot to touch the skin. If you tuck pants in the boots the water
      just fills the boot. Hope that helps.
      Ryan

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you go in the water above the cuff, it will get wet inside. The boot is snug enough and it drains in such a way that it does not "fill up" with water in my experience.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can cinch the top as tight as you want.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by George from Seattle, WA
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    Q:

    What is your return policy?. I wear a ladies size 8 1/2 shoe what would be my size? How large is the opening to accommodate an athletic calf?
    Asked on 2/28/2014 by Joan from Fl

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Joan, returns are easy and free. If you're wearing the shoe over bare feet an 8 should be fine. If you plan to ever wear heavy socks or drysuit socks, go with a 9. The opening on an 8 has a 14" circumference.

      Answered on 2/28/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    Q:

    How hard is it to put boot on and take off?

    Donna
    Asked on 12/1/2013 by Donna from Navarre, FL

    18 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They are very easy to put on I wear them with and without socks and not bad
      to take off. I just put my other foot on the heel of the boot and pull my
      foot right out.
      Stephen Smith

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      That's a good question. Compared to other fully waterproofed booties, I find these fairly easy to take on and off. That said, no waterproof bootie seems terribly easy to put on/take off. Happy Thanksgiving! 
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not real easy, especially when wearing thicker socks under dry suit
      booties. However, this short term problem is a trade-off for the
      comfort, warmth and usefulness of the boot. Good product, in my humble
      opinion.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I haven't had a problem taking the boots off. I think it depends on how
      big a person's thighs are since they are made to fit snug.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Marylyn from Augusta GA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Extremely easy and boots are super comfortable, warm and water resistant even in the winter months at cape cod
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You should find the Boundary Boots acceptably easy to put on and take off. I've worn mine on several multi-day river trips and like the Velcro in-step cinching strap system. When in camp I like being able to roll the tops of the boots down on my ankles to quickly remove them when getting to the tent. Slipping them on again is easy with the tops rolled down too.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Swims_with_canoes from S.E. TN
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This boot fits very tight and requires a pretty strong pull to get them off. I fold down the top which makes it easier.
      Mickey.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They are not any harder to get off than regular boots. I love mine! They are great for cold weather paddling. I wear an NRS boot sock for extra warmth and my feet never get cold.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      The Boundary Boot upper has a lot of give so it is not hard at all to put on. There is a little bit of suction or something of that nature when taking it off, but if you just roll down the top a bit and work it back and forth as you pull you'll be fine. Wearing the boot is well worth this minor hastle.
      R

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Roxy from Berea, Ky.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you order it correctly (1 size larger than usual)
      it feels like a bedroom slipper on your foot. Very
      easy on and off process. Makes launching and take outs
      a non issue...feet are always dry. Sizing is the key...better
      too lose than too snug!! Good value and comfort for the
      investment.
      David Gibson

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No problems getting boot on and off. I have a very high instep/arch and I am still able to get the boot on/off without a struggle.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's not hard to put on.  If it's wet,  it can be hard to pull off,  but the protection and warmth is well worth it.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Donna,
      I have large feet... size 14... and I find the Boundary Shoe in size 13 to fit well even with a light pair of fleece socks inside my dry-suit booties. The boots slide on and off easily. The instep strap keeps them comfortably secure when walking. I like these a lot better than the Chota Mukluks I have had. The sole provides a bit more protection/traction on rocks.
      They do feel a bit narrow for me, but I have a pretty wide foot. I strongly recommend the Boundary shoe. I try to keep my footwear to the smallest size I can reasonably wear, just to give me under-deck clearance. You should talk to NRS customer service about what size should work well for you. Maybe include a tracing of your foot with your typical socks, dry-suit, wet-suit booties on.
      Hope this helps!
      Whit

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is easy,they are very warm and you want to wear them when it is colder.
      Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A minor struggle. Harder when wet. Not a deal breaker; you just fold boot
      top down.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by George from Seattle, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not hard. Unless you have a gut like my brother. Seriously, not hard.
      Bob Collins

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Depends on the fit. With the velcro strap open, if they are not too snug a
      fit, they come off very easily with or without socks. If the fit is snug,
      they can be difficult to get off if you don't wear socks because sometimes
      there's a suction that's created on your foot. I usually wear a sock, light
      nylon works fine, and they come off with no problem. Just pull off from
      the heal. Wearing a sock also helps to alleviate neoprene stink in the
      boot. Hope this helps. Happy Paddling!

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's very easy to put on and take off. I ordered a full size bigger than I wear, so I can wear thick wool socks with them. I have a wide foot, too, so the extra room is nice.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Anonymous
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    Q:

    what is your return policy? I might need a larger size in the NRS Boundary Shoe, I chose size 13 but might require a 14,.... I am also interested in either a wet suit or dry suit so I need your return policy for that as well. thank you, Mike
    Asked on 10/30/2013 by mike from Brielle, NJ 08730

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Mike, our return policy is totally free and easy, here's the link - http://www.nrs.com/shop/returns.asp - Please note that 13 is the largest size in the Boundary Shoe.

      Answered on 10/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    Q:

    I wear a woman's size 8.5. What size should I order?
    Asked on 10/27/2013 by Jz from Up-state New York

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If wearing it over bare feet or thin socks, a size 8 should be fine. If with a drysuit and heavy socks, go with a 9.

      Answered on 10/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

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    I wear a size 12 shoe. What size should i order?
    Asked on 8/18/2013 by sargent ransdale

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Taking a look at the summary of over 100 online reviews, most people find the shoes to run true to size. if you are wearing them over bare feet or thin socks, size 12 will probably be fine. If you will be wearing them over heavy socks or drysuit socks, go up a size..

      Answered on 8/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    Q:

    I have a wide foot and a high instep that makes getting into pull on boots difficult and hard to fit. How wide are these boots and are they easy to pull on?
    Asked on 7/20/2013 by John from Grafton NY

    10 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I love these boots. I also have a wide foot but I don't find them difficult to pull on. I wear a 9-10 depending on the shoe. For these I got a 10 and I usually wear them with thick wool socks (which are totally dry at the end of the day). They can be difficult to take off when they get wet on the outside.

      Answered on 7/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I have a wide foot, too. I ordered a full size larger and the width is just fine. they are not hard to pull on. I wear thick wool socks and foot/hand warmer inside and they are still fine.

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Since the boot is stretchy neoprene and soft rubber they are easy to get on
      and off. If you're a half size, I'd order up a size. They are an awesome
      boot for warmth and will keep you 100% dry so I'd purchase a pair, try them
      on and if they don't fit, return them.

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I have a high arch and wide feet and the boots are very easy to get on and off.

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      P.S. H. again. I have a narrow foot and found these to be tight.

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I have a size 10 1/2 foot, I bought this boot in size 10 and found it to be very tight and difficult to put on. I would suggest leaning to a larger size than indicated.

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Great boots. Easy on and off with socks. Enjoy!

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      John
      I wear a women's size 6 with a medium width. I followed the advice on the website to purchase a size 5 as these are men's boots.
      I find these boots to be very snug and difficult to pull on and off. I also find them to be very snug on my calf. That being said the size is right for my foot.
      Kayaklady.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Buy next size larger. My feet are wide and these fit fine.

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I have a wide foot and a normal instep. The boots are great and are difficult to put on and off.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 7/20/2013 by Larry the Kayaker from Apex, NC
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    Q:

    What is the circular patch on the outside of the boot 1/3 the way up?
    Asked on 5/8/2013 by Jon the Newfie from Newfoundland

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A little extra padding around anklebone area.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I suspect it is a wear patch because to beef up durability at a point wear you might expect more wear but I do not know for sure
      DP

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Ankle patch, I believe.
      Comfortable, warm boots.
      Bob Collins

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      it is to protect your ankle from leaning on the side of a hard shell boat for long periods of time.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I believe that is a cushion for the ankle.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Extra chafe protection, I think.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by George from Seattle, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is a pad to protect your ankle or malleolus.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

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      Jon, that's some extra padding opposite the ankle bone protrusion. It works to protect that part of our foot against contact with the walls of a kayak.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      It is apparently to provide more cushion for the outside of the foot and ankle joint which some kayakers find bothered when paddling in their boats for long periods. We use the Boundary boots for open canoeing and rafting and don't find this to be a problem for us. HTH

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Swims_with_canoes from S.E. TN
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    Q:

    I wear a women's 9-1/2. What size should I order?
    Asked on 2/15/2013 by Leslie from Reno, NV

    5 answers

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      I would get a 10.

      Answered on 2/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Size 9. I wear a size 9 and bought the size 8 and they fit perfectly.

      Answered on 2/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      size is true, and you don't wear socks!

      Answered on 2/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

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      Depends a bit on what you'll be wearing inside them. Bare feet or thin sock, a 9 should work. Drysuit socks or thick socks in general, I'd go with a 10.

      Answered on 2/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I wear a 9 1/2 also and I am very happy with the size 10 I purchased. Great boot!!!!

      Answered on 2/16/2013 by Anonymous
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NRS Boundary Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 124 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (116)
  • Good traction (91)
  • Easy on and off (79)
  • Great fit (78)
  • Lightweight (64)

Cons

  • Dries slowly (21)
  • Difficult on and off (8)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (129)
  • Boating / sailing (48)
  • Wading (45)
  • Sailing (12)
  • Walking/hiking (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (82 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (91 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (26), Advanced (11), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (105), Yes (16)

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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Wet Foot

The first pair purchased at a canoe/kayak demo. event last summer leaked in the heel area, in one boot. After a conversation with NRS customer service they made the situation right, right...Read complete review

The first pair purchased at a canoe/kayak demo. event last summer leaked in the heel area, in one boot. After a conversation with NRS customer service they made the situation right, right away. While I haven't worn the new (replacement) boots yet as the weather calls for a drysuit now. I have no doubt that if a problem occurs, which I don't expect it to, NRS will take care of it.

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3.0

Well built

By Jen

from Sechelt, British Columbia

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy On and Off
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Well Built Quality

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Wading

Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

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.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels too small
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Just Right

By Recreational kayaker

from Redmond, OR

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

    Was generous in ordering size.

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

    Has kept my feet dry

    By WhitefishBrandon

    from Whitefish, MT

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Rafting

      Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

      I bought the boundary boot as I was tired of my feet getting wet in the NRS Kickers when porting or taking off during boating. The shoes come up about 3" below my knee which is perfect. Obviously, if you step into water that is above the top of the boot, water will seep in. I wear the NRS watersocks with them and my feet haven't been cold yet thru run-off.

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

      Excellent product

      By kayaker

      from wisconsin

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Kayaking
        • Wading

        Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

        I'm a kayaker, and I just got these. There's still ice on the lake, but I can paddle through most of it. These boots are wonderful, comfortable, warm/well-insulated, and certainly perform well. I was worried that they might be heavy because they looked fairly substantial from the website picture, but they aren't. They fit great around my calf not too loose or too tight. The height is fine as I'm only 5'2.5", and they don't hit the back of my knee. Unfortunately, I have to watch where I step at the shoreline d/t holes. Water went over the top of the boot, but even though it was cold, in five minutes it was warmed up to my body.
        I ordered these and a pair of the women's paddle wetshoes. The boundary boot is far superior for my use. I couldn't zip up the shorter wetshoe, and it would have been too short for me anyway in the deeper/cold water.
        I normally wear a size 8.5 shoe, and I ordered Size 9 in both the boundary and paddleshoe. The women's paddleshoe was too small for me, and the Boundary was perfect (large enough to wear a hiking sock in the boot).
        Some previous comments complained about being hard to get on/off and taking too long to dry. I didn't have a problem with any of these issues. Putting them on was a breeze, taking them off was not a problem as long as you roll the top of the boot down. I kept the rolled boot top down and the boots dried in the sun completely in about 5 hrs. I'm very pleased with everything about this boot.

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

        Rock your walk with NRS Boundary Shoe

        By Valerie the Explorer

        from Auburn, CA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Kayaking
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Wading
          • Walking/Hiking

          Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

          These boot are incredibly comfortable - like Uggs for water. They are easier to put on than the short booties.

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

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