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The NRS ATB Wetshoe combines the rock-solid Workboot sole with the simplicity and warmth of a zippered neoprene upper. All-terrain traction, protection and support.
  • The hiking boot lug sole gives superior traction, in the water and on land.
  • You'll like the comfort and warmth of the 5-mm neoprene upper while the 7-mm insole cushions your foot for quick side hikes or a grueling portage. It's a great shoe for daily river running.
  • YKK® ankle zippers make it easy to get in and out of.
  • A wide, secure instep strap adds that extra bit of security.
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: Lugged hiking boot sole
Marking Sole: No
Insole: 7 mm neoprene
Shim: 2 mm plastic shim
Closure System: Ankle zipper and instep strap
Taped Seams: No
Features:
  • Swim fin tab on back of heel
  • 2.6 lbs (for a size 9 pair)

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The NRS ATB Wetshoe combines the rock-solid Workboot sole with the simplicity and warmth of a zippered neoprene upper. All-terrain traction, protection and support.

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

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4.4

(based on 72 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (64)
  • Easy on and off (59)
  • Good traction (58)
  • Great fit (47)
  • Durable (45)

Cons

  • Dries slowly (12)
  • Difficult on and off (4)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (67)
  • Wading (36)
  • Boating / sailing (19)
  • Walking/hiking (8)
  • Sailing (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (53 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (56 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (8), Advanced (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Even for Sea Kayak these are good!

I was looking for something warmer than training shoe for winter, more robust than regular wet boots without being too bulky, these seem to be a good all round solution. Durability and longivity...Read complete review

I was looking for something warmer than training shoe for winter, more robust than regular wet boots without being too bulky, these seem to be a good all round solution. Durability and longivity look promising but time will tell! They fit neatly into my sea kayak on a 12 and are comfortable in the canoe too, whilst giving a stable walking platform you could be tempted to walk miles in!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for light use

I'm a swiftwater rescue instructor and I use the shoe frequently. The shoe is extremely comfortable and lightweight which is great for long periods of use. However, the shoe is not durable for...Read complete review

I'm a swiftwater rescue instructor and I use the shoe frequently. The shoe is extremely comfortable and lightweight which is great for long periods of use. However, the shoe is not durable for my application as I and my co-instructors have experienced tears and sole separation.

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5.0

nrs wetshoe

By keith

from north port, fl.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Great Fit

Cons

  • Difficult On and Off

Best Uses

  • Wading

Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

use for metal detecting in the water. good foot support and keeps out sand.

  • 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

Very well made,performs as advertised.

By Be Iniut

from Northwest Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

        Serious insulation and excellent traction on ice, scrabble and steep traverses. (While not as effective as laces, the instep strap does provide a noticeable advantage.) The soles give great protection, from sharp rocks, and yet are nicely flexible. Not sure how these will work clambering large, rain/ice slick boulders, but I guess that has mostly to do with confidence and agility anyway. This is a hefty boot but still fits comfortably in my river runner.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far so good!

        By Buck

        from Klamath Falls OR

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Great Fit

        Cons

        • Difficult On and Off
        • Dries Slowly

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Rafting
        • Wading

        Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

        Wore the boots with dry suit on cold day of rafting in January. Warm and dry all day!

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

        Comfort, warmth, fit, amen.

        By Cookingcrow

        from Wyoming

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy On and Off
        • Great Fit

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fishing
          • Kayaking

          Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

          I wear these wet shoes in the winter kayak fishing and love not having to wrestle with chest waders and heavy wader boots.

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

          Have had this type wetshoe before.

          By tandempaddler

          from shreveport, la

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

            I use the wetshoe when we are canoeing. Have had it before, or one like it and so that is why I got another one.

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

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            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              do you wear a neoprene sock with this boot? I wear a size 11 shoe, would you recommend a size 11 or 12 boot?
              Asked on 6/1/2015 by Dan from Canada

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Dan, you could wear a neoprene sock with the ATB, but you don't have to. The 5 mm neoprene upper will provide good insulation against cold water. Most folks find they fit true to size. If you were wearing a thin sock like the 0.5 mm HydroSkin Wetsock, you can go with the 11. If you were using something thicker, like the 3 mm Expedition Wetsock, you might want to go up to the 12.

                Answered on 6/1/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              feels true to size as a reg shoe or boot???? or do they run a little smal thats why half sizes need to move up???
              Asked on 3/21/2015 by RAYMO from SAN DIEGO,CA

              9 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I would say mine were slightly large,but not sure you should go down a whole size. Usually wear 11.5 in shoe, got a 12. A little to big unless I add socks. Warm and comfy tho. Pretty good walking sole. Hope this helps.

                Answered on 3/23/2015 by Billybob from Fort Collins, CO
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Raymo, It has been probably 3 – 4 years since I bought my last set so
                hopefully manufacturing has not changed on them. I wear a 9 ½ men’s shoe,
                and have always purchased the 10 for the wetsuit boot and it has been a good
                fit for me. I generally wear wool socks with the boot, even in the summer
                months, because it seems to help with the boot not getting as bad an odor.
                Also, my feet and hands have been bad about getting cold through the years,
                so the extra warmth never bothered me. Hope this helps - Don

                Answered on 3/22/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I normally wear size 10 shoes.
                I bought size 11 so that I could wear them with my dry suit and a pair of socks.
                Works great and I really like the boots.
                Sent from my iPad

                Answered on 3/22/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Half sizes order up because there are no half sizes available and too big is
                better than too small. I ordered size 8 and wear 7-1/2 and they fit fine,
                but are a little big.

                Answered on 3/21/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Feels true to size, but is a high profile boot that may not fit under a very low deck.

                Answered on 3/21/2015 by Mike from Sequim, Washington
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have a fairly wide foot and wear a true 11 in boots, which these fit perfectly. I'd guess you could go up a half size if you planned on wearing watersocks.
                L

                Answered on 3/21/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Can't say. I bought them on purpose about 2 sizes big so I could put my
                waders inside them. They are a really good boot though. Buy a couple of
                sizes and send one back. That's what I did.

                Answered on 3/21/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                They fit true to size.
                Sent from my iPhone

                Answered on 3/21/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I'd say more like a shoe. Maybe narrow around the ball of the foot. As I
                use them in colder weather I'd say a half size up to fit wool socks.

                Answered on 3/21/2015 by Dan from Worcester Mass.
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              I wear size 12 shoe, is size 12 in this boot OK with drysuit and socks.
              Asked on 1/7/2015 by Lee R from Seattle

              9 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I wear size 11 shoe and size 12 this boot with dry suit and socks

                Answered on 1/12/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I think that would be fine. It's a wet shoe, but very warm. NRS has been good to me with returns and exchanges, so if it isn't right they will probably work with you.

                Answered on 1/7/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yes, I wear a dry suit, have size 10 feet, and a size 10 shoe.
                There is room for thin nylon socks, but not enough room for neoprene
                socks. My dry suit seals at the ankles, the velcro strap is just above
                these boots. Not enough room for the velcro to fit into the boots.

                Answered on 1/7/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I bought a full size up to wear with my drysuit and socks and feel that it
                was the right decision. A great boot!

                Answered on 1/7/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I wear size 11 and have no problem with drysuit and heavy or light socks.

                Answered on 1/7/2015 by Mike from Sequim, Washington
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Mine are size 8 so your mileage may vary but I find them a little narrow.
                I love them though. Many hours/miles and holding up well.

                Answered on 1/7/2015 by Dan from Worcester Mass.
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Lee, most folks need to go up a size to accommodate drysuit socks and inner insulating socks.

                Answered on 1/7/2015 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Add a half size for water socks or dry suit.

                Answered on 1/7/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                No, you will want a larger size to accomodate the drysuit.

                Answered on 1/7/2015 by Anonymous
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              I wear a nine and a half shoe womens. What size would I order it will be going over socks and dry suit boots? Are these waterproof?
              Thx
              Asked on 12/2/2014 by Ericka from United States

              3 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                My best guess with socks would be a size 8. I don't think you will need the socks though. NRS is pretty good about returns if you ended up needing to go smaller.
                I don't think they are really waterproof, since I usually have them submerged. They do however keep your feet very warm. These are my main water boots. They are not lightweight though. They are boots, but you get great traction and protection with them. I first got them when I was doing swift water rescue work and everyone on the team ended up buying a pair. Good Luck.

                Answered on 12/2/2014 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Erika, a size 9 should give good room for feet and mid-weight socks. Depending on how bulky your drysuit sock are that size may be fine. If you think you may be adding extra bulk to keep the feet warm you may want to go up a size. I wear ATBs with my drysuit and find with their 7 mm neoprene I don't need very thick socks to stay warm. The seams are pretty waterproof but even though there's a thin gusset inside the zippered opening it doesn't fully block water entry.

                Answered on 12/2/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I'd say a half size up will work if you have low volume feet. As to
                waterproofness, not at all. The zipper is very water permeable.

                Answered on 12/2/2014 by Dan from Worcester Mass.
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              is the black sole non-marking?
              Asked on 7/23/2014 by riley from portland

              2 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Although i don't wear them around the house they don't seem to be.

                Answered on 7/23/2014 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, Riley, the sole is non-marking.

                Answered on 7/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              I wear a size 9.5 shoe/ 10 hiking boot,
              Should i get a size 11 to have room for
              Hidro skin sox, and the booty on my
              Dry sute , the dry sute booty is not
              Neopreyn its kind of thin mitereal.
              Asked on 5/26/2014 by Swift water rescue from Placerville CA

              6 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I'm not sure, I wear the booty without socks. I wear a size 10 and it
                would probably be a little tight with a dry suit sock.

                Answered on 5/30/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Regarding wetsuit boot size – I wear a 9 ½ EEE in dress shoes such as penny
                loafers or the like. I’ve found that a size 10 Wetsuit Boot fits me fine,
                even with a wool sock in the winter time. I don’t know what to advise since
                you state that you wear a size 9 ½ - 10 hiking boot, but my thought is that
                the 10 hiking boot leaves you ample room for socks and the like as well, so
                my thinking is that a size 10 wetshoe should be fine.
                Hope this helps.
                Don Ellis

                Answered on 5/29/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I wear a 10 or 10.5 and the 10 fits perfect. It was a little tight on the
                longer foot but the boot stretched out after the first use. This is a
                complete guess but I would recommend getting a size 10. Sounds like your
                dry suit booties are thin so they shouldn't make much of a difference and
                you probably won't need to wear hydro socks in addition to the boot
                (although I live in CA).

                Answered on 5/26/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I wear mine over hydrosocks and I got a half size big but I mostly raft so
                I don't have to worry about them fitting in the boat. They fit well this
                way without being too tight.

                Answered on 5/26/2014 by Dan from Worcester Mass.
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I actually ended up with a 10 for my size 8.5 foot and similar but not
                quite the same sock arrangements. Best boots i ever bought.

                Answered on 5/26/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I understand your concern. I wear a Kokatat suit in the winter and they have general sizes (large, medium, small) for their dry-suit booties to cover a range of foot sizes. I don't know what brand you are using, but you would do well to get an extra shoe size larger to accommodate any layers of insulation.
                Hope this helps.

                Answered on 5/26/2014 by Anonymous
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              I wear a 13EE in street shoes. Are these wide enough to accomdate me?
              Asked on 3/22/2014 by Hunterjond from Preston, CT

              7 answers

              • A:

                Just checking back in after purchasing. Thanks for all the advice. It was very helpful. The fit for my wide feet was more than adequate. The stretch of the material allows lots of leeway. I'm able to comfortably use it with hydrosocks -- no problems. Looking forward to getting on the water here in chilly New England.

                Answered on 4/10/2014 by hunterjond from Preston, CT
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I wear an a street shoe 11D. The size 11 ATB Wetshoe fits nicely, and would probably accommodate a wider foot. A double EE might be too tight.

                Answered on 3/24/2014 by Mike from Sequim, Washington
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hello,
                I don't know much about the EE size, however I can tell you the ATB NRS Boot is made of 3mm neoprene and stretches very well. I've been wearing my boots all winter long with my drysuit booties and two pairs of socks and the boots seem to conform well to whatever thickness I throw at it. I think you'll be fine.
                Darrick

                Answered on 3/24/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I don't think so. You can always try them on and return them if they don't
                fit though.
                Happy Paddling!

                Answered on 3/22/2014 by Arvidrocks from NorCal
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                My shoe size is 13 D or medium. I wear the ATB wetshoe in size 14 over gym socks and the neoprene socks of my breathable waders. They fit the width of my feet just right. When i wear two pair of socks or thick wool socks they are a little tight but not uncomfortable. I stopped wearing extra layers on cold days because the NRS wetshoes are warmer than my old canvas wader boots. These are the best wading boots I have used.

                Answered on 3/22/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I don't know what an EE is, but as far as width go, these fit about average. Not narrow and not wide. I ordered a size larger to fit thick socks for fall/winter kayak fishing. Hope this helps.

                Answered on 3/22/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I use these boots for a more normal foot but with a thick sock and a wet
                suit sock all in an attempt to keep my cold feet warm.

                Answered on 3/22/2014 by Anonymous
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              I am female and I've got British 5 size. Which NRS size should I choose?
              Asked on 11/14/2013 by Irina from Russia, Moscow

              3 answers

              • A:

                Thanks for all who replied, you hepled me a lot. As far as I understand, my British 5 corresponds to US 6 1/2. Since those who have half-size recommend to take a larger size, I should take US 7. But since the site gives male sizes for NRS ATB Wetshoe, and I'm a woman, I should take 6.

                Answered on 11/17/2013 by Irina from Russia, Moscow
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I can't help you on the British sizes, but can give you this advice: if you winter boat using a drysuit with integral feet, you will need a second pair of booties for wintertime. This winter pair should be 2 (US) sizes bigger than your summer pair.

                Answered on 11/15/2013 by Vern from Portland, OR
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I found mine a little narrow and a little long for the size. Hope that
                helps.

                Answered on 11/15/2013 by Dan from Worcester Mass.
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              Are the sizes listed as Men's sizing? I am trying to figure out my size in women's for this wetshoe.
              Asked on 11/1/2013 by Nunya from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes they are in men's sizes. Normally women fit well by ordering one size smaller, i.e. if you wear a women's 8, order a size 7.

                Answered on 11/1/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS ATB Wetshoe

              Q:

              What size should I order? I am a woman - size 7.5 shoe.
              Asked on 10/29/2013 by Sue

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Sue, if you plan to wear it over bare feet or light socks, a size 7 should be fine. If with a drysuit and heavy socks go with an 8.

                Answered on 10/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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