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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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4.3

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (52)
  • Good traction (47)
  • Durable (35)
  • Great fit (32)
  • Lightweight (30)

Cons

  • Difficult on and off (33)
  • Dries slowly (13)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (50)
  • Wading (34)
  • Boating / sailing (15)
  • Walking/hiking (10)
  • Casual wear (4)
    • Sizing:
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      64% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Protect Your Feet!

I am a 40+ year kayaker, and I have observed that most injuries to kayakers occur when loading and unloading kayaks from the water, and to the feet when landing and launching on...Read complete review

I am a 40+ year kayaker, and I have observed that most injuries to kayakers occur when loading and unloading kayaks from the water, and to the feet when landing and launching on rocky and slippery surfaces. These boots solve the second problem! I have had a pair for 4 years and have used them hard on over 100 nights of kayak camping in remote areas. They work well for kayaking, hiking, exploring tide pools, and anywhere you need a tough, protective, and warm boot. They are tough to get on and off, but very comfortable and secure when on. Wetting the neoprene liner before putting them on helps a lot. They can be worn comfortably over a drysuit sock, with liner socks, or barefooted. And they really protect your feet! The high grip soles work well on all types of surfaces. You may occasionally need some Shoe Goo to re-glue the stiff soles to the more flexible components, but that is just good maintenance. I will buy these again when this pair wears out.

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Great for wet caves.

I use these boots in caves. Very warm in cold water. Good traction on wet rocks. Hard to get off when wet.

I use these boots in caves. Very warm in cold water. Good traction on wet rocks. Hard to get off when wet.

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4.0

Boot style water socks.

By Flip

from Forsyth, GA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • Wading

    Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

    Great for canoeing. It basically is a boot version of the neoprene water sock I wear when scuba diving. The boot concept should be great when having to portage my canoe. I've only wore them a couple of times but they already feel comfortable.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Arrived as promised.

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

    Great Boots, comfy and durable

    By Doug LB

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Great Fit

    Cons

    • Difficult On and Off

    Best Uses

    • Canoe Trip
    • Rafting
    • Wading
    • Walking/Hiking

    Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

    This was a great boot. Wore it for 8 days in Queticao National Park with Seal Skin socks and was a great combination. It is a little bit of a hassles getting them on and off because of neoprene. But you want it to seal around your ankle. Drained great and kept me dry. Really comfortable boots. I wear a size 13 but had to reorder a 14 to get fit right.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Boots! Highly Recommended For LE Marine Unit Use!

    By CdnDep

    from Buffalo, New York

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Dries Slowly

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • PWC Operation
    • Rafting
    • Walking/Hiking

    Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

    I work on a police Marine Unit and purchased these boots after learning about them from a colleague. He has been wearing them on the unit for years and has nothing but good things to say about them. He said they have held up great, are excellent quality and extremely reasonably priced. He actually learned about the boots after he saw a Canadian copper wearing them on a PWC (who also raved about them). I purchased a pair and have absolutely no regrets! So far, I love the boots. We wear these boots for our entire 12 hour shifts, both on and off the water. I especially love the boots for PWC operation. Yesterday, I was on a PWC for upwards of 6 hours before my partner and I had to dock our PWC's and run a good distance in response to a call. He was wearing ordinary water shoes; I was wearing my NRS Workboot Wetshoes. It was the first time I had run in them and I was very pleasantly surprised. Comfortable and good support. At the end of our shift, my partner was complaining that his feet felt like they were torn open; mine were perfectly fine! We operate on Lake Erie, the Niagara River, and surrounding waterways; in my opinion, these boots are optimal for Marine Unit operation.

    Only cons I can come up with: They are expectedly a bit challenging to get off your feet when wet; they don't dry all that quickly, and they can get a bit warm on a hot day (nothing unbearable and dipping your feet in the water solves that problem real quick).

    IMPORTANT: These boots fit small. I wear 11 US in all my duty boots. I ordered 11 US in these; they were very tight and my toes were crushed in the end of them. I exchanged them hassle-free for 12 US. Upon receiving, I tried them on and almost thought they were still too small. I wear these boots with no socks. I held them up to my 11 US Rocky boots and they were still slightly shorter. I had just enough room in the toes. They were marginally uncomfortable at first, but quickly broke in and became very comfortable.

    Service and delivery comments:

    NRS' customer service is second to none! I got free shipping when I initially purchased the boots; they sent me a shipping label for free shipping for the exchange; and they sent the replacement US 12 boots at no cost to me! Excellent customer service with no shipping costs!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good supportive boot for extreme cold water.

    By Dock Goon

    from Western NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Support
    • Good Traction
    • Great Fit
    • Lightweight
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Dont Last Long
    • Poor construction
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • Sailing
    • Wading
    • Water Work

    Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

    I work in these boots in extremely cold water. With an additional 3mm NRS wet sock, I can stay in 35 degree water for hours with minimal water flow in the boot. The lace-up design adds good support when climbing over rocky shorelines or walking over rocky lake bottoms. The only problem I have is that the glued seems start to come apart and the cheap faux leather material starts to fall apart after a months use.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent Cold Water Warmth

    By Dock Goon

    from Upstate NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Very warm

    Cons

    • Difficult On and Off
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Installing Boat Docks

    Comments about NRS Workboot Wetshoe:

    I use these boots in Upstate NY while installing seasonal boat docks in extreme cold water. When new, the boots are very warm, supportive, and have good traction on slippery rock bottoms. I usually order one size larger to accommodate an additional neoprene sock. In time, the treads wear off and the cheap vinyl outer layer falls apart. Also, the soles will become seperated from the boot uppers. I usually replace mine after one (4 month season) of use. Because I have not found a more durable quality boot on the market, these boots are worth replacing each year for their warmth. In addition, I could see these boots to be good for use in kyaking and paddle boarding in very cold water. I would not recommend these for extended on-land use or hiking, especially after getting them wet. They do not breath out of water and the only internal foot support is the 5mm neoprene liner. There is potential for your feet to move around quite a bit insdie these boots and may cause blistering or jammed toes.

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

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    • 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
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        No.

        Answered on 12/7/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
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      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
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I would wear US size 9.
        Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

        Answered on 6/23/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
        Sent from my iPhone

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        i've only used them for saltwater excellent boot

        Answered on 9/2/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Yes they are. I use them in salt water full time, and they have always
        performed great!

        Answered on 8/31/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        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
    • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

      Q:

      I've had my workboot wetshoe for many years and I know some things don't last forever. I've used the boot on many expeditions to Boundary Waters and Quetico Canada with heavy haul portages, canyoneering adventures as well as Baja ocean kayak tours. They have served me well. BUT they are falling apart! The rubber is separating from the fabric. Can I save my boots? Do you know of a bonding material to "glue" them back together? I have a week long Boundary trip planned in August and would like to make all those portages in my workboot without them totally falling apart. Thanks
      Asked on 6/16/2014 by Terry from LA (soon to be northern Idaho)

      5 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Try SIKAFLEX !
        Michael Manousakis

        Answered on 6/16/2014 by Anonymous
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Terry, I suggest Aquaseal Adhesive, Item # 35001.01. It should bond to the materials in the shoe and when it cures it's flexible. Good stuff for lots of outdoor item repairs.

        Answered on 6/16/2014 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I have not had mine that long. I have used "Shoe Goo" on light hikers
        and such. Mission critical as these are would require more thought if I
        had to repair like you. Thanks for reminding me to check mine before I
        head out on the Green..

        Answered on 6/16/2014 by Matt from Akron, Ohio
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        My recommendation is to get a new pair. I have been through three pairs in
        the last 10-12 years. There is no easily obtainable glue that will hold up
        to Quetico or BWCA portages. Even if you could replicate the original glue,
        the fabric is dirty and degraded beyond a secure glue bond. Get a new pair
        and save your old pair for the stories they can tell.

        Answered on 6/16/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        You can try looking into wet suit repair glue not sure if it will work but it is worth a try

        Answered on 6/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

      Q:

      Can you scuba dive with this boot?
      Asked on 5/2/2014 by SWR

      3 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        This is a good boot if you are doing a short shore dive or any dive
        requiring a longer walk to the water. It holds fins well, as long as your
        fins are a few sizes larger. I use these with search and recovery dives
        that are less than .5 hour with minimal kicking.

        Answered on 5/3/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        you can, the inner sock is similar to a wet suit bootie. The outer sole gives good stability on rocks and uneven surfaces. The only issue would be getting a fin over the boot as it is much larger on the outside than the standard wet suit bootie. They work well with the shredder fins.

        Answered on 5/3/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I have never scuba dived. It is a light boot and it doesn't hold water.
        I use it for white water canoeing.

        Answered on 5/6/2014 by Matt from Akron, Ohio
    • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

      Q:

      what is the equivalence of the numbers referenced in the site (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ... etc) with the numbers in Europe, particularly in Portugal.
      usually I wear 38.5 or 39, what size of these boots who advised me
      thanks
      Asked on 12/17/2013 by Esperança from Portugal

      3 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Take a look at the Shoe Size Conversion Chart that's linked off the product page, down in the More Information section. It lists both Europe and UK. I don't know Portugal is different.

        Answered on 12/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I wear 8.5-9 Women's U.S. or 39 European and bought a Size 7.

        Answered on 12/17/2013 by Northern canoeist from Laramie, WY
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Hi
        I can't tell you the specifics because it's pretty complicated believe
        it or not. If you look up shoes sizes on Wikipedia you can find a page
        that has all the international show size systems.
        I'm on my 3rd pair of these boots in 10 years, I REALLY like them but
        they are VERY small. I take a North American size 9, I can barely
        squeeze into a size 10 and a size 11 is quite tight if I'm wearing my
        (NRS of course) drysuit.
        Definitely go up a size or two maybe more if you want to wear a drysuit
        with integtrated latex or Gote-Tex feet.
        Hope this helps
        regards
        Ben

        Answered on 12/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

      Q:

      im planing on using this boot for canyoning in pretty cold water.
      question is, should i take a bigger size so i can fit one more neoprene sock?
      is the boot completely coated in neoprene inside?
      thank you
      Asked on 8/2/2013 by Branislav from Stamford,CT

      10 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The Workboot has a 5 mm neoprene upper and a 7 mm neoprene insole, so it's a pretty warm boot.

        Answered on 8/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I have had 2 pairs of these boots, and worn them for many, many weeks working in the Grand Canyon. I highly recommend them for river work and play.
        And I recommend to anyone, that you order this shoe 1 size larger even if you do not wear another layer. I wear mine with no socks, and they are 1 size larger than my regular boots/shoes. They are a good fit, but still require a slight struggle to put them on and off. But worth it for canyon work, in and out of the water, with rough rocks.
        The neoprene inner sock is plenty to keep your foot warm, in most waters. I would not recommend another layer. However, if you want to add another layer of neoprene sock, you may need to go at least 2 sizes larger. Then it may get difficult to maintain balance. Remember that tight shoes make cold feet. Added layers will not keep your feet warmer.
        Good luck!

        Answered on 8/2/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Yes. I recommend a bigger size for some extra insulation and the inside of
        the boot is neoprene. I used these on an October trip with snow and lots of
        time in the water. Boots worked great.

        Answered on 8/2/2013 by Captain Bill from Colorado
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Hi!
        You dont need extra neoprene socks...This boots are completly coated in
        neoprene inside...

        Answered on 8/2/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I use the boots in northern Canada in the spring
        The boot does has have a full neoprene liner so another full thickness liner might have your foot moving around under stress
        I always wear synthetic dress socks as the boots go on and off easier
        One of my friends wears gortex socks
        The boots are great one time I did a 15 mile portage through a swamp in them
        Thanks, Chris
        Sent via Siri, please excuse voice to text errors

        Answered on 8/3/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I can't imagine needing more warmth than these boots provide. They have 5mm neoprene throughout, most boots have 3mm. I've used these boots for over ten years, they very comfortable and very supportive and very durable. The only down side is they are also very difficult to put on when wet. Most wear and tear will comes from taking them off and putting them on. I've worn these in swift water rescue classes where I'm standing in cold Sierra Nevada rivers in late winter for hours on end and have never had cold feet.
        I hope this answers your questions.
        DaleHayes
        Sent from my iPad

        Answered on 8/3/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Inside is all neoprene, but there are drain holes on bottom edge that let
        moisture get out and in.
        I found that it fit rather tight, and would suggest getting next size up
        for thick socks.

        Answered on 8/2/2013 by Anonymous
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        I bought these boots as a gift but I would think that yes, youd want a bigger size to fit a neoprene sock. Im not sure if the boot is coated in neoprene on the inside or not.
        Sorry I cant be of more help!

        Answered on 8/2/2013 by Noreen from Bluff, UT
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        A:

        I use a neoprene sock with a Men 7. I have a Woman 8.5-9 foot. So no, I have not bought an extra big size boot. I can even fit my drysuit attached socks and the neoprene socks in those boots, although it is then a wee bit tight around the toes.
        Water gets in through the seams so I guess the sock keeps the foot drier. My feet always seem to get wet. Maybe it just goes over the top. My husband swears his feet stay dry in his boots whether or not he has inner socks on.
        For warmth, ease of drying, and ease of washing (and avoidance of foot odor in the boots), I always wear an additional neoprene sock in any neoprene booties.
        Teresa

        Answered on 8/13/2013 by Northern canoeist from Laramie, WY
      • A:

        I have used these boots for about 10 years installing boat docks in Upstate NY. In the Spring, after ice-out, the water temp is in the mid 30's low 40's. Although the boot has an internal 5mm neoprene sock, I have always ordered these boots one size larger to be able to wear an additional Hydroskin sock. Although water does enter the boot, this combination is extremely warm and additional sock further restricts the amount of water inside the boot. In warmer water, the additional sock is not necessary. When new, these boots provide great support and traction on slippery rock lake bottom. However, after one season of use, the outer materials and the soles begin to fall apart. I typically have to replace them each year. They are not a very durable work boot, but well worth the price for the warmth.

        Answered on 4/21/2015 by Dock Goon from Upstate NY
    • NRS Workboot Wetshoe

      Q:

      What size boot should I order to use with a drysuit? I normally wear a size 9 shoe.
      Asked on 7/6/2013 by Phil

      3 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Phil, generally you need to go up a size for drysuit socks. Be aware that the Workboot has a narrow top that can cause difficulty of entry with bulky socks. I personally prefer the ATB Wetshoe, Item # 2335, with its zippered entry for a drysuit.

        Answered on 7/6/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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        I would order your size. I would wear socks or a thin neoprene sock if wet at it fit same size.
        Sent from my iPhone

        Answered on 7/6/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Hi Phil,
        depending on the type of dry suit foot you have and the width of your foot you may need to go up one to two sizes. I have a gortex foot and normally wear a medium weight wool sock underneath. I went up two sizes to get the width at the ball of my foot and allow for the double sock. Don't cramp your toes what ever you do. Hope this helps.

        Answered on 7/7/2013 by Anonymous
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