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NRS ATB Wetshoe

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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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4.5

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (68)
  • Easy on and off (62)
  • Good traction (62)
  • Great fit (50)
  • Durable (48)

Cons

  • Dries slowly (14)
  • Difficult on and off (5)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (71)
  • Wading (38)
  • Boating / sailing (20)
  • Walking/hiking (8)
  • Sailing (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (57 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (60 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (10), Intermediate (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), 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

Great product. I got exactly what I ordered.

By Sierra Rider Nate

from Everett WA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rafting

    Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

    Very pleased with the fit and feel of this shoe. I will get back to you when I get home from the Grand Canyon.

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

    Great shoe. Exceeded expectations

    By JB

    from Bend Oregon

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rafting

      Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

      Took this show down the Grand Canyon in December of 2015. It was comfortable and warm I was completely satisfied by the shoes performance. Bought them one full size larger than I normally wear to fit a wool sock and my dry suit booties in them. Really glad I used these shoes. Thank you NRS

      Service and delivery comments:

      Very print delivery

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

      Fits great.really comfortable to wear.Holds to rocks

      By Get some

      from Portland Oregon

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Dries Slowly

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Casual Wear
      • Wading

      Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

      Great all around surf boot

      Service and delivery comments:

      Great customer service

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

      Just the shoe I needed!!!

      By Little Louie

      from Golden Valley, MN

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bottom foot protection
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • Difficult On and Off
      • Dries Slowly

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking
      • Rafting
      • Wading

      Comments about NRS ATB Wetshoe:

      The bottom of my feet are VERY sensitive, so needed a pair of water shoes that would allow me to walk on rocks, use the foot pegs in my kayak, fit in my kayak, and keep sand/rocks out.....these do it very well.

      The only short coming is that the ankle zipper is a tad tight.

      Service and delivery comments:

      As always, NRS shipped quickly and allowed me to return the other size shoe I ordered easily.

      • 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

      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

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      • NRS ATB Wetshoe

        Q:

        I will be using them over my chest waders which have a neoprene boot. I wear a size 8.5 shoe. What size of wetshoe do you recommend? TKS Pierre
        Asked on 1/27/2016 by none from Pismo Beach, CA

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          As you can see from the reviews, the ATB fits pretty true to shoe size. The size you need depends on the thickness of the neoprene boot (do you mean "sock"?) on your waders. I'm sure you'll need at least a size 10.

          Answered on 1/27/2016 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS ATB Wetshoe

        Q:

        I have 2 questions. One is I wear a 7.5 and had another different brand and the size was sloppy for fishing off jetties and sandbars. I wear thin neoprene socks. The other problem I have encountered is that the Florida heat makes the soles separate from the neoprene. Has this been an issue?
        Asked on 11/2/2015 by real from West coast, Florida

        7 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          NRS will help you if your order is sized incorrectly. I really like the sturdy sole, no separation.

          Answered on 11/4/2015 by mike from dayton,md
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I wear a size 12. My NRS ATB is loose fitting with no socks for Summer use, but fits perfectly in Spring & Fall when I wear my Seal Skinz dry socks. I have not had mine long enough to know whether or not the soles will come unglued.
          Chet Dube

          Answered on 11/3/2015 by Dube from Shelburne Falls, MA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          My soles are fine after 5 years of use. The most comfortable shoe I have for kayaking and walking between low water areas carrying the boat. I'm in the North east not Florida.

          Answered on 11/3/2015 by Doug from East coast
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          don't think i'm the one to answer your questions as i use it for
          whitewater rafting when there is still snow on the ground. I make sure
          i wear the right combo of socks for a snug but not tight fit and they
          are never going to be worn in anything near Florida heat.

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I'm in colder climates, so no separation issues. I've had mine for about 8 years and they are still in great shape. They are pretty well made. I wear a size 11 and these are pretty true to size. I don't wear any water socks with these boots and my feet stay warm. In the summer my feet get too warm sometimes, if I'm not in the water.
          When we canoe in Florida I wear a lighter boot than this one. I think this boot is overkill for warm water. We love a paddle on the Weeki Wachee or Loxahatchee. I hope this helps.
          L

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I bought a size 10 and my shoe size is a 7.5. I use them for fishing too.
          I do have them in my neoprene waders which are a bit thick. I've wore
          them for miles and miles. Even did a 72 mile canoe circuit in them with 7
          portages. They are tough. If I were you, I'd just order a couple of
          different sizes and send the ones back that don't fit. That's what I did.

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          When you look at the reviews most folks think they run true to size and about equal numbers of those that don't think they're either too large or too small. I have narrow feet and wear them a lot. The sole shouldn't separate. Please return them using our Hassle-Free Returns process for an exchange or refund - http://www.nrs.com/customer-service/returns.asp - Anytime you're not satisfied with an NRS product we encourage you to return it.

          Answered on 11/2/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS ATB Wetshoe

        Q:

        I normally wear a size 9 or 9.5 shoe. However, I will be using these over a pair of stockingfoot waders (neoprene foot). Do you have a size recommendation?
        Asked on 10/19/2015 by sandy from North Carolina coast

        7 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Sandy, most folks find the ATB fits true to size (take a look at the Reviews summary). Visualize how your foot in wader would fit in the type of shoe you normally wear, then order accordingly. Since the shoe doesn't come in half sizes you'd probably want a 10 with bare feet or light socks. You'll probably want at least an 11. You can order multiple sizes and return the ones that don't work for you.

          Answered on 10/20/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Get at least a half size larger but be prepared to reevaluate after receipt of the booties.
          Brent Ricks
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 10/20/2015 by Brent from Albuquerque, NM
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I bought them for the same reason about 5 years ago. I have a size 7.5 shoe
          size I ordered a couple of different pair and settled on a size 10 and sent
          the others back. Hope that helps. The 10 work great and they are a really
          great boot. I have miles and miles in them!

          Answered on 10/20/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Size 10. That's what I bought for same setup

          Answered on 10/20/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Sandy,
          Mine fit true to size, so you probably want to go a size over if you are wearing something that bulky under them. These watershoes are pretty warm with no watersock or anything, so you may be too toasty. I've found NRS to have a good return policy if you don't get it on the first try.
          L

          Answered on 10/20/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          At least one full size larger.
          Sent from my iPad
          Terry J Kryshak
          POB 1228
          Frisco, CO 80443

          Answered on 10/19/2015 by TK from Frisco,CO
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I hope this helps! I wear an 11.5 - 12 depending on shoes. I bought these in size 12 blindly planning to use as my cold weather rafting shoe. When I wear my Seal Skinz dry socks underneath, they fit awesome. When I tried them this summer as the only layer, they fit a little loosely for walking on rocks; too much play inside.
          Chet Dube

          Answered on 10/19/2015 by Dube from Shelburne Falls, MA
      • NRS ATB Wetshoe

        Q:

        Do you make them in a size 15 by chance
        Asked on 8/23/2015 by rICK from jOHNSTOWN pA

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Our two shoes available in size 15 are the Workboot, Item # 30037.01 and Comm 3, # 30032.01.

          Answered on 8/23/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • 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:

          They fit true to size.
          Sent from my iPhone

          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'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.
        • 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:

          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:

          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:

          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:

          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 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
      • 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:

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

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

          A:

          Add a half size for water socks or dry suit.

          Answered on 1/7/2015 by Anonymous
        • 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:

          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.
        • 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:

          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:

          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 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:

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

          Answered on 1/12/2015 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:

          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.
        • 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:

          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
      • 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 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
        • 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 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:

          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'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
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