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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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NRS Boundary Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (157)
  • Good traction (129)
  • Easy on and off (110)
  • Great fit (109)
  • Lightweight (96)

Cons

  • Dries slowly (25)
  • Difficult on and off (13)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (174)
  • Wading (63)
  • Boating / sailing (57)
  • Sailing (17)
  • Walking/hiking (13)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (120 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (128 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (40), Advanced (20), Beginner (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (147), 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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5.0

Looking forward to using these

By Running Dad

from Aurora, Illinois

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy On and Off
  • Good Traction
  • Warm!!!

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

    So far I can only comment on size.

    Got these boots after doing winter paddling in wet and very cold K Sasquatch neoprene shoes.

    Like all the reviewers said, it's sized small.

    Normally I wear 9.5, so I ordered a 10.

    WAY too small. Exchanged for an 11.

    Free NRS shipping was slow. But the 11's got here.

    At first they seemed a bit too large, but with the velcro instep strap and perhaps a pair of thick liner socks, fits fine.

    I'm looking forward to cold weather paddling now, for sure!

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

    As advertised!

    By n/a

    from New Jersey

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Difficult On and Off

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

    I use these boots kayak fishing in the cold weather months in the Northeast and have found them to be extremely warm and waterproof. I've worn them without socks in 39 degree water and had no problems at all keeping warm. The only drawback I see is taking them off after wearing them, they can be a little difficult getting off, but the pros outweigh the cons. I highly recommend buying a pair .

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

    Great cold weather floating boot.

    By Max

    from Springfield Missouri

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking
      • Wading

      Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

      I live in the Ozark mountains and are rivers are spring fed and can be cold. Plus floating in the winter. At times the water can be low enough you need to portage. These boots work great for that and they keep my feet very warm. I followed the reviews and bought a size above what I normally wear. And was glad I did. With thick socks they were perfect. The boots are perfect for the kind of floating I do..

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Bulky

      By JT

      from Lake Havasu City AZ

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy On and Off

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

        I bought these to replace a pair of Chota's that did not hold up well and are leaking. Another paddler had some and recommended them. The reviews said to go 1 size larger. Mistake #1. I wore them with an insole and heavy socks and they still felt too big. Mistake # 2 was wearing them. I should have returned them. They are too bulky to fit under the deck of my kayak and are basically useless to me. My CD Caribou has a low deck and there is not enough room. The other paddler has a high volume kayak and no problem. Luckily I brought the Chota's but got wet feet.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was prompt.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels too large
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Meets my expectations

        By AT

        from South NM

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kayaking

          Comments about NRS Boundary Shoe:

          Bought these for colder season, for kayak fishing. One needs to get a full size bigger (I wear boot size 9, and purchased shoes in size 10 - and it fits well with a medium-thick socks). Have used them several times, no issues. Shoes are comfortable and light. Technically, I use them just to get in and out of my kayak, and to walk to the parking lot at the ramp. For my needs, I'm satisfied. Do not have any experience at temperatures below 40.

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

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          • NRS Boundary Shoe

            Q:

            I am a woman who wears a size 9 1/2 wide shoe. What size boundary shoe (boot) should I buy?
            Asked on 1/10/2017 by Lyrinda from Berkeley, CA

            7 answers

            • A:

              It's depends on how thick a sock you wear under it. If you go bigger you
              can always put on another sock.

              Answered on 1/11/2017 by waltconrad from undisclosed
            • A:

              My wife normally wears a size 7.5 or 8 shoe. The size 8 fits her fine, though there’s a not a lot of extra room with a medium thickness sock.

              Answered on 1/11/2017 by danplum from undisclosed
            • A:

              My wife normally wears a size 7.5 or 8 shoe.  The size 8 fits her fine, though there’s a not a lot of extra room with a medium thickness sock.

              Answered on 1/11/2017 by danplum from undisclosed
            • A:

              I suggest a size larger if you are going to wear heavy socks or two pairs of socks. I usually wear size 6 but went with a size 7 and it was perfect.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 1/10/2017 by maponte1213 from undisclosed
            • A:

              Hi Lyrinda,  I am a 6' 0" male.  I normally wear a 10.5W sneaker/dress shoe, sometimes going to a size 11, dependent upon how the width feels.  For the NRS Boundary Shoes I ordered size 13 to allow for layering socks, which as turned out to be a wise decision for winter use.  For you, make the recommended adjustment for women's sizing, then add two sizes.  You'll then have proper amount of room for layering socks as you need.  BTW...these NRS Boundary Shoes are GREAT!!!  I can't say enough about having "proper kit" and these are part of that!!!  Best Regards!

              Answered on 1/10/2017 by scttmccutcheon from undisclosed
            • A:

              Love this boot!
              I wear a size 7 shoe (regular width) and purchased this boot in a size 7. With bare feet or a thin sock, it’s a perfect fit. With winter wool socks, it’s a tad tight and I wish I had a 1/2 size larger to accommodate the sock.
              Hope this helps.
              Liz Young
              Alliance Publishing Group

              Answered on 1/10/2017 by lizyoung from undisclosed
            • A:

              I purchased a size larger than my regular shoe size because I planned on wearing wool socks inside them for winter paddles.

              Answered on 1/10/2017 by dwooldridge70 from undisclosed
          • NRS Boundary Shoe

            Q:

            Are these good for winter paddling in cold weather (Maine)? Would I wear socks underneath or would that impact fit, warmth and waterproof quality? Is there a better boot for winter paddling?
            Asked on 12/28/2016 by Mbossy from Harpswell, Maine

            20 answers

            • A:

              Hi Mbossy!  If you haven't already ordered the NRS Boundary Shoes, GO FOR IT!!!  Add two sizes to what you may normally wear in order to allow for layering socks.  Should be GREAT for Maine winter weather!

              Answered on 1/10/2017 by scttmccutcheon from undisclosed
            • A:

              Hi Mbossy!  If you haven't already ordered the NRS Boundary Shoes, GO FOR IT!!!  Add two sizes to what you may normally wear in order to allow for layering socks.  Should be GREAT for Maine winter weather!

              Answered on 1/10/2017 by scttmccutcheon from undisclosed
            • A:

              I bought these boots for cold water entry and exit from a sit-on-top fishing kayak. I’ve only used them a couple of times but here’s my experience:
              You need to wear cotton socks with them just to capture your perspiration. They are neoprene- very insulated and warm but your perspiration has nowhere to go. I have a 10.5 foot, so I bought the size 11 as recommended. At first they felt great, but after an hour or so my left foot started to feel like it was in a vice because I have wide feet. Overall they are great boots and I love them, but now I wish I had gone up to a size 12. I actually had to take my left boot off every now and then just to let the blood back into my foot. But I have wide feet. My right foot felt fine at all times. But thanks for reminding me- I have to work on trying to stretch out that left boot!

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by gsemkiw from undisclosed
            • A:

              I bought mine 1 size up and they are too big. They would take very heavy socks which I dont need. These boots are bulky and I dont have enough room under the deck of my Current Designs Caribou. If you have a low deck on your kayak dont get them. They are pretty much useless to me but I wore them so they are now used. I bought these to replace a pair of Chota boots which did not hold up and now leak.

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by kfsrmn from undisclosed
            • A:

              These boots do keep your feet warm in cold water and weather. I wore them
              with a drysuit, but I don't think wearing socks underneath affects warmth
              and waterproofing. My only complaint about these boots is that they're very
              slippery and unsupportive when walking on rough terrain such as shore
              beaches with uneven surfaces and large rocks.

              Answered on 12/30/2016 by delilahclement from undisclosed
            • A:

              I use them in Las Vegas in winter and Utah 41 F water . They work pretty
              well but Winter in Maine i don't know. You need a dry suit for that
              under the shoes.

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by waltconrad from undisclosed
            • A:

              I have found no better shoe than this. I wear them now while lake trout fishing in north Jersey. I wear a wool sock with no fit problem. My feet stay warm enough. They are water tight and I overlap with my dry pants. So when I go out this time of year, it's these boots, thermals, wool socks, dry pants and top along with jeans, henley and NRS's paddling mittens.
              Regards
              Bob
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by rmbooker1 from undisclosed
            • A:

              HI, The boots are well made and keep my feet warm in eastern Maine. I wear wool socks when I wear them. The boots are better than my old Chota mukluks for walking and have held up better on rocky beaches. They are fairly heavy and a bit clumsy in my Necky Looksha 4. I wear a 12 in the boot but an 11 and a half in a shoe.
              Hope this helps.
              Allan Hoben

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by allan_hoben from undisclosed
            • A:

              I believe these boots are good for paddling in cold weather because they keep your feet warm and dry. I put both my feet in the water when launching my Kayak and these boots have never leaked. I wear lightweight socks underneath but if the water temperature drops then I wear wool socks to keep my feet warm. Sometimes, depending the temperature, I wear two pairs of socks. That is why I purchased my boots a size larger, so I can wear up to 2 pairs of socks if necessary. These are very comfortable boots. They were recommended to me by other experienced paddlers in my group and I agree with them, they are the best boots for cold weather!
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by maponte1213 from undisclosed
            • A:

              For what it's worth, I have used the Boundary Shoe for late Fall/Early Winter paddling in the BWCA/Quetico and have always had warm feet paired with thick socks. Recall having to put feet in frozen shoes in the morning after especially cold nights and was always surprised how quickly feet were warmed. I have occasionally added an insole from a running shoe to give a bit more cushioning over rocky terrain. Good product and feel it's superior to Chota Mukluks due to Velcro strap.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by wfhoffman1 from undisclosed
            • A:

              These are good for winter spring and fall as well they're waterproof you may get a little water if you go above the boot.I have a wider foot usually wear a 10 1/2 to 11 these boots I got 12 because I have a dry suit and I wear thin wool socks in my dry suit
              Kim

              Answered on 12/29/2016 by snapjaz from undisclosed
            • A:

              These are great for cold weather paddling anywhere! Totally
              watertight, I always wear at least a polyprop sock liner and merino
              wool socks if it's really cold. I don't think, for the money, that
              there is a better option available!

              Answered on 12/29/2016 by bobbennett from undisclosed
            • A:

              I would definitely recommend these. Size to wear a heavy sock. I wear them for late season paddling in Minnesota.

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by eengland63 from undisclosed
            • A:

              These are the absolute best boots I've found for winter paddling. I wear them with warm smartwool-type socks and my feet always stay toasty. The instep strap helps keep the boot securely on your foot. Perhaps buy them a half size larger to make room for thick socks.

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by susebenn from undisclosed
            • A:

              I used them in 32-34 degree weather with snow on the ground, with two
              layers of thick socks (I went 1.5 sizes up, from 8.5 to 10). I spent a
              lot of time standing in cold water cutting and moving a tree, and
              walking through snow, and my feet stayed warm. They stayed dry except
              for when I went too deep and got a little water seeping through the top,
              but my double socks kept that from being much of an issue. I'm very
              happy with them. I haven't tried any other paddling boot so can't
              comment on how they compare.

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by nrs from undisclosed
            • A:

              My wife and I used them this past summer in Alaska to paddle Glacier Bay. They were warm enough to step out of the kayak into glacial melt and hike along the retreating Glaciers. We wore socks under them to absorb sweat and add some warmth.
              They were good enough for all our needs except heavy hiking and stayed dry.
              Brian

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by paddle1234 from undisclosed
            • A:

              These are good for winterpadling. I have used them only 2 times and so far very good. I wear thin socs.
              Sendt fra min Samsung Galaxy-smarttelefon.

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by jensmail from undisclosed
            • A:

              These boots are perfect for winter paddling.
              I wear medium socks inside.
              I paddled today, 12-28. Feet toasty warm.
              Cynthia J. MacKay

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by cjmeyemd from undisclosed
            • A:

              I bought them 1/2 size large and wear wool socks under them, here in Mi.
              temps down in the low 20's high teens they have been great, no issues with
              toes at all

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by wingzz2002 from undisclosed
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The Boundarys make a great cold weather boater shoe. They're waterproof right up to the top, which you'll like when getting in and out of your boat. You can certainly wear socks with them; you'll just need to go up a size if you plan to wear a heavy-weight sock.

              Answered on 12/28/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • 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
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              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. 
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              Answered on 2/29/2016 by sea kayak brent from Atlanta, ga
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              The size is pretty much true and you can wear thicker socks!
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              Answered on 2/29/2016 by Anonymous
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              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.
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              Answered on 2/28/2016 by Anonymous
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              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
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              I wear a 7, bought a 7 and have just enough room for a thin sock for colder weather.
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              Answered on 2/28/2016 by Carbon from Long Island, ny
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              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
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              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

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              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...
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              Answered on 2/6/2016 by Clint from Eastern Sierras
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              A:

              Size shown is men's

              Answered on 2/6/2016 by cokayak from colorado
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              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.
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              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
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              Answered on 2/6/2016 by Sel from Oregon Coast
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              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

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

              Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
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              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
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              Answered on 1/14/2016 by kayak river exporer from Warner Robins, GA
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              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
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              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.
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              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
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              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!
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              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
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              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
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              I would

              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Calvin from Paradise, CA
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              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
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              I wear wool socks with them and 7 prob ok but 8 prob safer.
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              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
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              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
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              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
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              I had to size up from the size chart for length but my feet are narrow
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              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Anonymous
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              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
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              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
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            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

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              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
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              Answered on 12/22/2015 by Anonymous
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              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.
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              Answered on 12/15/2015 by Anonymous
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              They should work. I love mine and even have to use my husbands once in a while!

              Answered on 12/15/2015 by Anonymous
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              Probably... I am 6'4", 195lbs, shoe size 13 1/2 D and 13s fit fine with heavy wool socks. Great shoe!
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              Answered on 12/14/2015 by Anonymous
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              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
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              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
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              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
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              Answered on 12/14/2015 by Sel from Oregon Coast
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              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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              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
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            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

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              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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              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.
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              Answered on 11/2/2015 by Anonymous
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              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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              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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              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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              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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              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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              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
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