Find NRS closer to home?

don’t show again

close

NRS Boundary Shoe

Item: 30035.01 | Product Description »

$89.95

  (129) | Write a Review | Ask a Question | 26 Questions

What SIZE do you need?

Available COLOR:

How many? @

$0.00
Please complete the required steps.

Check Availability

Orders over $75 ship for free!*

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.

Product Reviews

  (129)

Related Videos

  • video: NRS Boundary Shoe Video
    NRS Boundary Shoe Video
    Length:1:52
  • video: How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes
    How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes
    Length:2:00
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)

video: NRS Boundary Shoe Video

NRS Boundary Shoe Video (1:52)

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

video: How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes

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

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

Do you have questions about this product?

get answers from real customers and in-house experts with AnswerBox.

26 Questions | 149 Answers
Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
  • 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

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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
    • 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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/1/2014 by Frank from St Joseph, MI
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    Q:

    I'm a big guy and have large calves, my bare calves measure 19" in circumference. I would be buying these for winter paddling which means I would be layering my clothes and tucking them into the boots. I would be ordering a size 10. Would these fit my calves with clothing also?
    Asked on 10/25/2014 by smitty from Hazel Green, Al

    11 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My calves are 18 inches and I have never felt constrained in the boots. I can wear a thick wool sock, long underwear and thin pants and they are still not tight in the calves. So my leg plus layers is probably about equivalent to your bare leg. The boots are neoprene so they have a lot of stretch and are meant to be form fitting. I think you could definitely get your leg and several layers into the boot but I think it will start to grip a little. Not sure if that grip would be uncomfortable. I think a lot would depend on where the band at the top hits you because it does not stretch as much as the boot. The shoe size is pretty true so if you go up in size you would probably need to wear a big sock to get good fit on the foot. They don't really relax much over time since the rubber is so thick so I think your first impression when you try them on would be right and NRS is great about returns.

      Answered on 10/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have size 11. My calf is about 15 inches and they are loose. I just crammed a pool noodle into the boot top with it on so there is room, I think, for your leg. Not sure about layering. I would order them from NRS and try them on. They are really great about returns, and I have done that several times. It's the only way to know for sure.
      Peter Greer

      Answered on 10/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have big calves too and my size 9 boot is very snug around my calves and
      makes it tough to tuck even thin nylon pants into them. You might have the
      same trouble. The good thing is being snug, they are very warm in cold
      weather.

      Answered on 10/26/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have very large calves as well. The boots foot great with a thin layered pant or base layer. It would be tough to fit thick clothing into the boot along with the big calves. This is by far, though, the most giving boot as far as room for my calves.

      Answered on 10/26/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Very difficult to say...I have 16" calves and wear a size 12 in this boot. I really do not think it's going to work for you....just too tight a fit, especially with another layer to two.
      I wonder if a drysuit or drysuit bottom might work better.....
      I'd phone NRS and talk to them about your unique situation...there have to be other big legged paddlers who have worked this out.
      Best of luck,
      Dave Gibson
      Walla Walla, WA

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Smitty, the circumference at the top of the shoe is about 15", so it's a no-go.

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think no, not for 19" calves plus clothes.

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by George from Seattle, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have larger calves myself, I wear variety of different weigh underarmor
      under my dry pants depending on the weather. The only thing I do is fold
      the pant legs back so the boots slide on easily with no pitch points. The
      boots are very comfortable.
      i

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by JT from Outer Banks, NC
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear a size 11 1/2 shoe but my calves are small -14" (runner's build, low
      bulk). I wear an NRS water sock and tuck in the pant legs of NRS paddle
      pants.The fit at the calf is snug but not tight - just right. You might
      want to call NRS and see how much the calf size change with shoe size.

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by snowshoe from michigan
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      On a size 11, 15 inches off the floor, the inside circumference is 14 inches.

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They fit snug. Kind of like a wetsuit. I went up one size so I can fit
      My waders under them and that was about it I could fit.
      Hector

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    Q:

    Are these boots non-marking? Like will they leave black marks on the deck of a boat?
    Asked on 8/27/2014 by MJC from Nevada City, CA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I haven't had any marks left on my boat deck but I'm not sure how many times I've either kicked or brushed the deck. I would consider them "non-marking"

      Answered on 8/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The rubber sole is non-marking.

      Answered on 8/27/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      These do not mark your boat. These boots are great fitting and very confortable. Buy them !!

      Answered on 8/27/2014 by Anonymous
  • 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

      A:

      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

      A:

      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

      A:

      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
  • NRS Boundary Shoe

    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

    Q:

    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
Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

Do you have a question about this product? 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
NRS Boundary Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 129 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (119)
  • Good traction (92)
  • Easy on and off (79)
  • Great fit (79)
  • Lightweight (67)

Cons

  • Dries slowly (21)
  • Difficult on and off (10)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (132)
  • Boating / sailing (49)
  • Wading (47)
  • Sailing (12)
  • Walking/hiking (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (85 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (95 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (26), Advanced (11), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109), Yes (17)

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

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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.

Reviewed by 129 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Warm and dry.

By Barry

from Lancaster, Pa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

    I am a size 10.5 so I ordered 11s the fit is perfect.

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

    Worthy

    By Kiker

    from New Milford CT

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Fit
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult On and Off

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

    I used these boots for kayaking. The boots feel like large slippers- very comfortable. I got 2 full sizes bigger than what I take for large socks which I have not worn yet but they still might be hard to get off.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Boot - fits wide feet comfortably

    By Fishing Wife

    from Central Massachusetts

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Just The Right Height
    • Lightweight
    • Non Skid
    • Warm
    • Water proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Kayaking
      • Wading

      Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

      We bought these to use when fishing from our "sit on" kayaks. They keep our feet perfectly dry and are comfortable and warm. Great flexibility makes them a good choice for the kayaks. My husband and I highly recommend them.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Customer service was a great help in suggesting sizes appropriate for us wide footed folk. My women's 8 1/2 WW feet fit perfectly in a men's size 9. Hubby's 9 1/2 EEE fit in the 10 equally as well!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      JUNK

      By HappyC

      from Syracuse NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • They Leak

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

          Bought 3 pair, all 3 leaked at the seams the 1st time they were used

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          PERFECT

          By M BOONE

          from SAN GIEGO, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult On and Off

          Best Uses

          • Wading
          • Walking/Hiking

          Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

          PERFECT QUETICIO TRIP WITH WET PORTAGE'S. I'VE HAD A PAIR FOR 10YRS +. MY 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTERS FIRST TRIP. 8 DAYS NEVER ONE SENTENCE ABOUT BEING COLD, WET, UNCOMFORTABLE, ETC...FROM A 16YR OLD !!! I WOULD TELL ANYONE TO GET THESE BOOTS.

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

          Displaying reviews 1-5

          Back to top

          Previous | Next »

          Related Search: