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Used by river professionals, rescue agencies and Navy SEALS, the NRS Workboot Wetshoe is the hardest-working river boot on the market today.
  • Lace-up synthetic leather and 5-mm neoprene upper provides warmth, unmatched ankle support and a secure fit.
  • 7 mm neoprene insole absorbs the shock of every step.
  • Heavy-duty lug sole keeps you on your feet in varied terrain. It is a marking sole.
  • Wear areas are reinforced with synthetic leather and rubber.
  • When you need a water shoe that works as hard as you do, on and off the water, the NRS Workboot is your best choice.
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Gender Sizing: Men
Material Upper: 5 mm neoprene
Sole: Heavy-duty lug sole
Insole: 7 mm neoprene
Closure System: Laces and ankle strap
Taped Seams: No
Features:
  • Synthetic leather and rubber reinforced wear areas
  • 2.4 lbs (for a size 9 pair)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (61)
  • Good traction (56)
  • Durable (43)
  • Great fit (38)
  • Lightweight (33)

Cons

  • Difficult on and off (37)
  • Dries slowly (17)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (60)
  • Wading (38)
  • Boating / sailing (20)
  • Walking/hiking (13)
  • Casual wear (4)
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      66% 

      (35 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (49 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
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I fell in love during a week in the Boundary Waters!

I was so unsure what to wear on my feet during my first trip to the Boundary Waters. I knew September could be chilly, I knew my feet would get wet and there would...Read complete review

I was so unsure what to wear on my feet during my first trip to the Boundary Waters. I knew September could be chilly, I knew my feet would get wet and there would be a fair amount of portaging. I was not expecting the number of rocky slippery landings we would face. I LOVED these boots that week.

The first time I put them on and took them off I broke out in a sweat - it was so hard. But I discovered that the process was much easier when I loosened the laces as far as possible. Taking them off wet was a challenge until I figured out to put my fingers down in the back of the boot to break the suction.

They did not dry overnight, but it was cool and cloudy and I didn't expect them to. I put them on wet in the morning and they warmed up right away. My feet were comfortable even though they were wet for 8 to 10 hours a day.

The boots gave me fabulous support getting in and out of the canoe onto slippery rocks and while hauling gear over the steep and rocky portages.

The boots were pretty smelly by the time I finished the week, but I just washed them in the sink at home with dish soap, rinsed them thoroughly, stuffed them with newspapers and set them in the sun. After a day, I removed the damp paper and kept them in the sun. They smell fine now.

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good for a few uses

These boots did not hold up, soles will separate from the boot after a handful of times wearing them.

These boots did not hold up, soles will separate from the boot after a handful of times wearing them.

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5.0

I fell in love during a week in the Boundary Waters!

By Savage lol

from Holland, MI

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction

Cons

  • Difficult On and Off
  • Dries Slowly

Best Uses

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Wading
  • Walking/Hiking

Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

I was so unsure what to wear on my feet during my first trip to the Boundary Waters. I knew September could be chilly, I knew my feet would get wet and there would be a fair amount of portaging. I was not expecting the number of rocky slippery landings we would face. I LOVED these boots that week.

The first time I put them on and took them off I broke out in a sweat - it was so hard. But I discovered that the process was much easier when I loosened the laces as far as possible. Taking them off wet was a challenge until I figured out to put my fingers down in the back of the boot to break the suction.

They did not dry overnight, but it was cool and cloudy and I didn't expect them to. I put them on wet in the morning and they warmed up right away. My feet were comfortable even though they were wet for 8 to 10 hours a day.

The boots gave me fabulous support getting in and out of the canoe onto slippery rocks and while hauling gear over the steep and rocky portages.

The boots were pretty smelly by the time I finished the week, but I just washed them in the sink at home with dish soap, rinsed them thoroughly, stuffed them with newspapers and set them in the sun. After a day, I removed the damp paper and kept them in the sun. They smell fine now.

Service and delivery comments:

I was thrilled with delivery. I was concerned they wouldn't get to me in time, but arrived just a few days after I placed my order. Sizing was as noted...I wear a half size, so I ordered up a half size minus 1 to convert to woman's size.

  • Sizing:
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5.0

Excellent boot

By Mitch @ _designlife

from SA, Texas

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good material
  • Good Traction
  • Great Fit

Cons

  • Difficult On and Off
  • Dries Slowly
  • Excellent on and off with 0.5mm NRS sock

Best Uses

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving is primary usage
  • Walking/Hiking

Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

Read prior recommendations found that boot is very comfortable when using in water application, not sure it
Would be the boot for hiking exclusively (hot due to neoprene) however all water applications works really well. Added the 0.5mm NRS dry fit sock and these slide on and off every easy! Without it would be an issue due to suction. Little difficult to dry, but should be expected with material... Couple days in Texas sun they are dry... Recommend some type of drying system if up north.
Overall excellent product. Would recommend

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5.0

Excellent boots for scuba diving and walking on rocky shores

By scuba mike

from massachusetts

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Great Fit
  • NRS wet work boot works well for scuba diving

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • scuba diving

    Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

    I bought these NRS wet shoe work boot for walking on rocky shores to scuba dive search and rescue areas and scuba diving. Several of my team members use these boots and like them a lot. I wear 10 1/2 inch wide boots so I bought size 11 which work fine. I use XS scuba lycra socks to make donning and doffing the NRS boots much easier. Also using McNett Mirazyme Neoprene odor eliminator after rinsing with clean water and then let drip dry initially for a few hours works well. Then using a MAXX DRY forced air boot dryer machine set on cool air will dry the boot much faster in about 4-6 hours than the normal drip and air drying method taking a few days and smelling bad. With my normal XS scuba scuba boots I wore a size eleven and Large size fins. With the NRS boots I needed to purchase larger XL Scuba pro fins as the NRS hiking type boot soles are thicker than my old boots.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Boots arrived in fine shape.

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

    Excellent water boot (slightly tricky sizing)

    By Quetico Canoeist

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good ankle support
    • Good Traction

    Cons

    • Dries Slowly

    Best Uses

    • Canoeing and Portaging
    • Wading

    Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

    Excellent traction and ankle support. Very comfortable while worn full-time canoeing and portaging through "primitive management" (i.e., unmaintained wilderness) areas of the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. My only caution is that sizing can be a bit tricky. After reading several reviews urging the purchase of a larger-than-usual size, I ordered the 10.5 instead of my usual 10. Size 10 was backordered, so I opted to try size 11 instead. I wear them with SuperFeet (green) insoles and neoprene socks, and the 11 seemed to fit perfectly. After a day in the water, though, I did feel my feet begin to slip inside the boots once or twice while scrambling on rocks. Maybe I just need to lace them more tightly, but now I'm curious as to what the 10.5 would feel like.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Customer service was prompt and helpful with questions about backordered sizes. Swift delivery.

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

    Swift Water Boot

    By Stephen B

    from Granbury, Texas

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Great Fit

    Cons

    • Difficult On and Off

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

      Our Swift Water Rescue team uses these as our footwear. The only complaint I have ever heard is difficult doffing. That is taken care of by the water socks. Great traction and protection. Hope to outfit entire department soon.

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      • Feels true to size
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      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        Are you supposed to wear socks with these boots and if so, what kind? What would be the pros and cons on wearing or not wearing socks with them? Also, my big toe is right at the end of the boot;do I need the next size up?
        Asked on 10/9/2016 by Sheray

        13 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          They are neoprene, so you do not need to wear a sock. I have worn a thin liner for perceived comfort. I have worn a wool sock for a little warmth. Like any shoe, tight at the toe is tight at the toe. Attempting to add wool sock might make it tighter. There is a little stretch to them. Great boot. Can sometimes seem difficult to remove. In these instances, i have found it easiest to squeeze your hand inside towards the heel to "break the seal".

          Answered on 10/10/2016 by Matt from Akron, Ohio
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I have never worn socks with these as they have a sock like liner inside them. I have worn mine for a week at a time in boundary waters canoe trips and have never had a problem with blisters or rubbing spots. I wouldn't want my toe rubbing on the front. They are hard to get off when wet kind of like a wet suit.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I wore them either with the sock of the dry suit or with no socks if I wasn’t wearing a dry suit. They are hard to get on with no socks on. I would get them large enough for socks and then find out what works best for you in the conditions you encounter.

          Answered on 10/10/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          No socks are needed, and would not recommend socks under the neoprene stocking, which is sewn into the boot because of the potential for blisters. I bought a size up and am glad I did.

          Answered on 10/10/2016 by Bleufer from North America
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          These boots have an inner liner of neoprene rubber, no socks needed. They run narrow, so I got the next size up and they are a comfortable all day boot, but take effort to get back off.

          Answered on 10/10/2016 by phatguppy from Petaluma, CA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I think you do not need socks with these, I have worn mine with liner socks
          to help with wicking and without.Not sure what to say about the sizing.

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Sheray:
          I believe that you can do either as you see fit, depending up the terrain
          and/or the temperatures involved. Although I don't have these exact boots (
          I actually bought them once, but they just didn't fit my foot right), I
          have worn other NRS boots quite successfully with standard wool hiking
          socks. This helps to keep my feet warmer in cold water conditions (and even
          relatively warm water if for long paddling times), and provides for some
          degree of cushioning to your foot when walking on land/rocks, just like
          your socks would with regular shoes. In warmer situations, you can just go
          without the socks if you want to, although your boot may then be a little
          more loose. This doesn't seem to matter once you're in your boat at all. I
          will add that it seems to be common among raft guides, etc, to tear off
          toenails from getting caught on the inside of neoprene boots, so I wouldn't
          recommend getting them too short. I often put regular first aid waterproof
          adhesive bandage tape around my big toenails to help reduce this problem.
          And wearing socks obviously is a help for this as well. I hope this helps!
          Safe Paddling,
          Craig

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Shoe runs small. Always order one size up. Use wetsocks with the boots.

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hey Sheray --
          I've used thin neoprene socks (2mm I think) with these boots and that has
          worked great. Pretty sure you could go without the socks, especially if
          you aren't planning on walking more than short distances with them.
          Big toe at the end of the boot? Yeah, I'd probably size up. I normally
          wear 11s and think I had to get 13s of the workboot in order to get the
          fit right.
          Good luck!

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Either way works but definitely size up TWO sizes if wearing socks.
          Sent by Mark

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Sheray, the 5 mm neoprene gives enough warmth so you probably don't need to wear socks. I find that wearing a pair of light fabric or neoprene socks makes the Workboot easier to put on and take off.

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I wear thin neoprene socks with them. The socks dry much faster than the boots so I can start each day with dry feet. Plus I can machine wash the socks at the end of the trip. I would err on the larger size to leave room for the socks.

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Northern canoeist from Laramie, WY
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          No socks needed...they'd just get wet and likely chafe. If your big toes is actually rubbing against the shoe I'd get the next size up, otherwise stick with a snug fit.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 10/9/2016 by Anonymous
      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        Can the sole accept carbide studs for fishing on rocks?
        Asked on 7/19/2016 by maputi from Northern California

        4 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Sorry but I don't know how carbide studs get attached to a sole.
          There are no threaded holes already in the boot sole but if the
          the studs can be screwed directly into rubber, then I'd think
          the boots would be fine. (The soles are pretty thick.)

          Answered on 7/19/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I own these boots but know little about adding carbide studs. If you have
          studs that can be "added" to any ol' rubber sole, these should work. I
          have added studs to hiking boots in the past and some soles offer larger
          areas to work with than others. These boots have larger lug areas that
          seem suitable.
          When I ordered my boots from NRS, I was unsure of size needed. Their free
          return shipping made this a no-brainer. I ordered several pairs to try and
          sent back the ones that did not work for free.
          I suggest if you remain unsure if these boots will work for you, order a
          pair. If they don't work out, mail them back. For me, this is way more
          effecient method than than running from store to store only to find they
          don't have what I need.
          Good luck
          J

          Answered on 7/19/2016 by Jnsn from Alaska
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          You need to call NRS directly and speak with them regarding...

          Answered on 7/19/2016 by Matt from Akron, Ohio
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Not sure? I would guess No.
          Sent by Mark

          Answered on 7/19/2016 by Anonymous
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        Q:

        I'm looking at your NRS Workboot Wetshoe for trout fishing, Most of the time over neoprene foot waders, and a heavy sock. Bad Idea? IF I usually wear a 13 wide shoe, should I buy a 14, or size 15?

        thanks
        Asked on 5/23/2016 by jeff bartrem from Williamston, mi

        8 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I typically wear a 13 or 14 . With sizing uncertainty, free return policy
          and narrow time window before next trip, I ordered both a 14 & 15.
          I found the 14 too small to accommodate my foot, sock and Thin
          Gortex drysuit bootie. The 15 works perfect for me.
          If not already done, consider ordering a couple pair and sending back what
          doesn't work. NRS makes this easy.
          Good luck
          JH

          Answered on 5/27/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I wear a neoprene sock and drysuit booties inside the boots with 1 size larger than normal.

          Answered on 5/26/2016 by Northern canoeist from Laramie, WY
        • A:

          I've used them for swiftwater rescue work over latex boots with my dry-suit. Their performance can't be beat and I love how comfortable they are both in and out of the water. Great for hiking on land to and from the river.
          But for fishing I use a bigger, bulkier, wading boots to put over my neoprene waders. The NRS Workboot Wetshoe just doesn't seem ideal for that...but of course your mileage may vary. Good luck.

          Answered on 5/24/2016 by dan from Portland, OR
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          My son and I bought these for canoe/portage trips to northern Minnesota
          lakes bordering Canada. We had a thin synthetic sock liner (form fitting to
          reduce chance of blisters) and wool/synthetic blend hiking socks. These
          combined with the built in liner kept our feet warm even in cold water
          though our feet were wet. Not sure I would recommend anything which keeps
          the moisture out/in as your feet might sweat and the sweat would have no way
          of leaving. We ordered ours 1.5 to 2 sizes bigger than our normal boot/show
          so for a size 13 wide I would get a 15.

          Answered on 5/24/2016 by Whitaker BSA Dad from Corinth Texas
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Jeff, the Workboot has a relatively narrow top opening, so sliding those neoprene wader socks in and out of them will be a struggle. I recommend looking at the ATB Wetshoe - http://www.nrs.com/product/2335/nrs-atb-wetshoe - It's side-zip entry is much easier. And yes, you'll want to go up a size.

          Answered on 5/23/2016 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I think that might be a bad idea. The boot has a very tight built in sock
          which might make it hard to put on over a heavy sock plus wader. They are
          standard width so the so with the sock and wader maybe a 15 would work.
          Good luck

          Answered on 5/23/2016 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          ?This is a heavy duty rock boot that runs very narrow for its size, I use it for diving and climbing rocky beach. It may be a bit too heavy for light stream use.

          Answered on 5/23/2016 by phatguppy from Petaluma, CA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          15 should work perfect.
          Sent by Mark

          Answered on 5/23/2016 by Anonymous
      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        How do I get my feet into these shoes? I know they go in the top, but they get stuck. My shoe horn is too short and when they are wet, they are clingy. Help please!
        Asked on 4/18/2016 by Doug

        6 answers

        • A:

          There is a product called "suit slip" which is for lubricating wetsuits. Otherwise a mixture of baby shampoo (no petroleum products) and water can help you get into your boots. Also good for getting into and out of wetsuits.

          Answered on 5/4/2016 by Steth from WI
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I have exactly the same problem. Talc powder helps when they are dry but obviously not when they are wet. We have several members that use nylon stocking (shoe style). Sounds kinky but does work. For a couple of $$ worth a try.
          Regards
          Trevor
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          Answered on 4/19/2016 by Trevor from Australia
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Sounds dumb, but wear socks. Works for me every time.
          Sent from my iPhone
          ADR Custom Homes

          Answered on 4/18/2016 by Andrew from Texas
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Doug, try putting a thin "dress" sock over your foot. It will help with the off-and-on with this shoe.

          Answered on 4/19/2016 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          They can be a challenge. I haven't had too much trouble getting them on, even wet. Getting off was harder. I found that I needed to get a finger or two behind the heel to break the "seal". Yours sound just a little bit tighter.

          Answered on 4/19/2016 by Matt from Akron, Ohio
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I use thin neoprene socks inside the boots, so with the laces loose and carefully gripping the inner lining, they slide in fine. However, they can be hard to get off when wet even with the neosox. A suction action can get going so even with pushing on the heel bump, it can be tough. I end up forcing rain pants and even running tights over the boots when I am modifying for weather rather than dealing with getting them off. Off/on is the main negative of these boots.

          Answered on 4/18/2016 by Northern canoeist from Laramie, WY
      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        My son is looking to go to the Boundary Waters in Canada on a canoeing trip. He will be stepping in the water and wearing these boots for 9 days canoeing and carry gear from lake to lake. He also has wide feet. Will this boot work for this application?
        Asked on 3/22/2016 by Tiny from Floyds Knobs, IN

        1 answer

      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        do these shoes drain?most reviews indicate yes but one says no? are the soles non marking? how heavy are they.will use for flats fishing in so. florida and canoeing and portaging in lake placid new york areas.boots need to drain and also keep sand out. also use for trout fishing in new york (hard, rocky stream beds) also have ankle problem and need as much padding on same as possible. am looking at these and the ATB wetshoe
        Asked on 12/7/2015 by Joe from Venice fl and Lake Placid new york

        5 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Its a great work shoe, I use it for cold water shore diving. Might be a bit warm for Florida and I call it my all day boot - comfortable all day and will take that much time to get it off.

          Answered on 12/7/2015 by phatguppy from Petaluma, CA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hey Joe,
          I can't tell you about weather or not the soles mark the floors because I don't
          actually have the boots with me at this time. I can tell you that they do hug
          your ankle at the top (neoprene-like) but are not actually waterproof. When I
          want to keep my feet dry I use dry bottoms with built a in sock and and then put the
          boots on. The rubber and neoprene are probably waterproof but the seems in the
          neoprene are not and the top can let some water in.
          These are great boots for rocky conditions. I've used my on multiweek kayak
          trips in B.C. and Alaska and have been very happy with the extra ankle protection
          they give. They might be a little bit lighter weight than a leather work boot
          but not much.
          Hope this helps.
          Thor
          PS If I remember right, I had to order a couple sizes larger than my actual foot size.

          Answered on 12/7/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Joe, when you're looking at the online photo you'll see a half-oval shaped mesh panel at the instep. This drains the outer portion of the shoe, the part that cinches with the lacing. There is an inner 5 mm neoprene sock that does not drain. With the lacing and the above ankle cinch strap the sock fits snugly to the foot, keeping most debris out. The sole is non-marking. The neoprene and outer shell will give you very good padding and support. The ATB is another good choice, also with a non-marking sole. With its side zip it's easier to get on, but doesn't offer the same ankle support as the Workboot.

          Answered on 12/7/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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          No.

          Answered on 12/7/2015 by Anonymous
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          The boots do drain pretty well. I've used mine for several canoe trips through Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario. Lots of muddy portages and wet entries and exits from canoes. The soles are very study for all types of terrain and work well on slippery rocks. Good padding and ankle support in a relatively lightweight boot.
          A good boot!
          Eric

          Answered on 12/7/2015 by Anonymous
      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        Sizing question: I have a pair of NRS Paddle Wetshoes, Item # 30034.02.102, US size 8. When I wear my drysuit and my shoe orthotics together, the Paddle Wetshoes are tight and uncomfortable. When I wear the drysuit without the orthotics, or the orthotics without the drysuit (wear a wetsuit instead, which does not go inside the shoe), the Paddle Wetshoes fit fairly comfortably. Due to an arthritic left ankle, I need the support of the NRS Workboot Wetshoe. What size should I try in the NRS Paddle Wetshoes, US size 8 or US size 9? Thank you.
        Asked on 6/22/2015 by Tammy from Port Angeles, WA

        8 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Try a size bigger. Or try both and return the one that doesn't fit.

          Answered on 6/29/2015 by Northern canoeist from Laramie, WY
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          The NRS Workboot Wetshoe is a snug fit. If you went up a size, you could use a pair of sock liners (wool or a thinner style) to help absorb some of the room. You may want to order both sizes, try them on with your orthotics and try them on with the liners. You can always return the pair you do not want - free return shipping. We did that for my son who has a very wide foot and we needed to find the right fit for him between 2 sizes. Hope this helps.

          Answered on 6/25/2015 by Anonymous
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          I would wear US size 9.
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          Answered on 6/23/2015 by Anonymous
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          I also find that the boots fit tight and are difficult to get on and off in normal situations. Next time I will go with one size larger.
          I like the excellent support they offer, especially on river rocks and the trail.
          Zimo
          Getoutdoorsnorthwest.com
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          I usually wear size 10.5 and I got size 12 to wear with my drysuit and it fits great.

          Answered on 6/23/2015 by Gumby from Durango,co
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          When I use the boots and dry suit with a heavy for insulation. sock, I went two sizes over. Try the nine, but you might need the ten.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 6/23/2015 by JT from SC
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          The boots have a wet suit lining and are very tight. I would get the bigger size.
          Ryan Leahy

          Answered on 6/22/2015 by Anonymous
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          I wear this wet shoe using s semi dry suit and they run narrow and tight. I went 1 size over my regular shoe and they are still tight to put on, really takes an effort, but once on, feels great and all day support, can walk the tide pools in these!

          Answered on 6/22/2015 by phatguppy from Petaluma, CA
      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        Do any of your wet shoes come in an E width?
        Asked on 3/12/2015 by Chuck from Cary, NC

        1 answer

      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        I am having trouble determining if these are suitable for fresh and salt water both.
        Asked on 8/30/2014 by The Whippet Whisperer from Summerland Key, FL

        4 answers

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          i've only used them for saltwater excellent boot

          Answered on 9/2/2014 by Anonymous
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          Yes they are. I use them in salt water full time, and they have always
          performed great!

          Answered on 8/31/2014 by Anonymous
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          I have used them in fresh only. Don't know about salt. I expect the same answer as for all neoprene. I have used neoprene in the ocean on occasion without ill effect.

          Answered on 9/1/2014 by Northern canoeist from Laramie, WY
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          I haven't used in salt water. I would think so.
          Matt

          Answered on 8/30/2014 by Matt from Akron, Ohio
      • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

        Q:

        Got a pair of these a year ago; they're great when wet, but when dry the bottom seams rub my insteps raw. Polypro sock liners don't seem to help: when wet, they wad up and cause more rubbing (just in different spots). I'll be trekking in two weeks, and I'm worried about blisters: any suggestions?
        Asked on 7/16/2014 by Tebark from Columbus, OH

        2 answers

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          Wear neoprene socks inside the boots if this is referring to the NRS Workboots. Bonuses are that the socks dry more quickly and can be laundered more easily.

          Answered on 7/16/2014 by Northern canoeist from Laramie, WY
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          I have taken the same pair of boots on 2 separate treks. I wear a pair of
          hiking socks (Wool or Wool/Synthetic Blend) with the boots and have had no
          blisters (though I blister easily normally). Good Luck!

          Answered on 7/19/2014 by Anonymous
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