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NRS Kinetic Water Shoe

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If you need to tuck your feet into tight kayaks, or want to feel more in touch with your SUP board, the NRS Kinetic is your wetshoe. Warmth and protection in a flexible, compact package.
  • Upper and insole are constructed with 3 mm Terraprene neoprene with titanium to keep your feet warm from heel to toe.
  • 1.5 mm textured rubber sole won't add bulk, and still protects your feet both in and out of the boat.
  • Naturally shaped toe box provides a roomy, non-binding fit.
  • Stretchy rubber bands improve lateral stability and help hold the shoe to your foot.
  • Shoe-top draw cord keeps your foot snug and secure.
  • Armor patches guard the upper from abrasion and add even more protection for your foot.
Whole sizes only.
1/2 sizes order one size larger.

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Material Upper: 3 mm neoprene
Sole: 1.5 mm rubber
Marking Sole: No
Insole: 3 mm neoprene
Shim: 2 mm plastic shim
Closure System: Drawcord with barrel lock adjustment
Taped Seams: No
Features:
  • Rubber support bands

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If you need to tuck your feet into tight kayaks, or want to feel more in touch with your SUP board, the NRS Kinetic is your wetshoe. Warmth and protection in a flexible, compact package.

video: How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes

How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes (2:00)

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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  • NRS Kinetic Water Shoe

    Q:

    How much does the pair weigh?
    Asked on 11/23/2014 by Maggie

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not sure, but very light weight. Think in terms of ounces. Nice snug fit.

      Answered on 11/25/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A pair of size 9 weigh 18 ounces.

      Answered on 11/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My pair of Kinetic Water Shoes (women's size 9) weighs 18.6 oz.
      Hubbie's size 10 mens weigh 20 oz.

      Answered on 11/23/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The shoes are very light. I use them exclusively in canoeing. They keep your feet warm and comfortable. a great buy.

      Answered on 11/23/2014 by Tahitipaddler from KCMO
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A little over 25 ounces for the pair. I wear men's size 12

      Answered on 11/23/2014 by Rick from New York, NY
  • NRS Kinetic Water Shoe

    Q:

    i am going river rafting for the first time. are these shoes good for that? if not which are?
    Asked on 7/30/2014 by newbie from Chino Ca.

    10 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Kinetic has a thinner sole allowing your foot to fit into tight spaces. For rafting, a shoe with a more substantial sole would be better. For a low-top water shoe, take a look at the Kicker or Kicker Remix. If the water is warm a sandal like Chacos or Keens will be a good choice.

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have found these very comfortable and durable. I would think that they would be a great for this purpose.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Good Day,
      Depends on what you are planning to do.
      If you are rafting on some casual white water (class 1) and won't need to do
      a lot of scouting or climb up and down steep banks repeatedly then these
      would be a good shoe for you.
      If rafting class 2+ and needing to do some lining, a lot of scouting on
      steep banks or portaging boats and gear, then I would look at one of the NRS
      paddling boots.
      Hope this helps,
      Don Anderson

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They are probably okay for an easy raft trip, say class III. for more challenging rivers, I would recommend a water shoe with a very soft sole, Salomon and others make several. You want straps, so your shoes will not be pulled off if you end up in the water.
      From Jim King's Cell

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think they would be fine for river rafting. I use them all the time in an outrigger canoe. Very comfortable. Not for portaging. Fine for me walking along beach with boat.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know a whole lot about river rafting, I've done it twice. Seems to me there was more footwork, out of the boat, involved and not the premium on space, like inside a kayak. Love the Kinetic but for river rafting I would go with a more substantial shoe/sole. If I got bounced out of the raft or was trying to yank it to shore I'd want a thicker sole. Have fun.

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Dan the Kayaker-Sailor from Cincinnati. OH
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use these shoes for sea kayaking and for that they are great. I think for rafting I would choose a shoe with a stiffer sole.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Aloha,
      I'm sure these will "do" just fine; however, since this is your first time,
      perhaps you may want a different type of water shoe that could be used for
      other activities as well.
      I'm sure you'll love river rafting (no matter how the day evolves)… the
      weather, the environment, the history, the camaraderie, the food, and most
      of all the wondrous nature of your GUIDE(s)… I'm sure you will go rafting
      as often as you can… you will become addicted… you can't help it…
      Take a look at other water shoes/sandals… (KEEN…CHACO…TEVA…MERREL…. etc.)
      so many choices; so little time… I personally believe a shoe should be
      comfortable all day, any terrain; any type of water; any bar or restaurant
      that follows these activities without having to change your wardrobe (let
      alone your "shoes")…
      When in doubt… check out what your "guide(s)" wear(s)… probably works
      pretty well for them…
      Best of luck

      Answered on 7/30/2014 by jimbo from Hawaii & Oregon
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They will work OK, but they are fairly thin. You might like something like the NRS Kicker better.

      Answered on 7/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, I have run whitewater in my NRS inflatable kayak and they were
      perfect! I also hiked several miles in them during a river break and they
      were comfortable, protected my feet, had support and didn't show any wear.
      I have also floated through rapids (after getting dumped) and they worked
      well for me. I used them on a paddle board last weekend and they were
      great. I would always wear a life jacket while wearing any kind of water
      shoe although you can get used to swimming with these on without a life
      jacket.

      Answered on 7/30/2014 by NM Roadking from Albuquerque, NM
  • NRS Kinetic Water Shoe

    Q:

    Im a ladies size 8 what size do I purchase if these are men's sizes?
    Asked on 7/9/2014 by sally from Bigfork, MT

    8 answers

    • A:

      I am also a ladies size 8 and own both the Men's Kicker Remix AND the Kinetic Water Shoe. (Only because I like the color selection of the Men's better!) I ordered a size 8 for BOTH water shoes and they fit perfectly! When I first ordered the Men's Kicker Remix I ordered the next smaller size (as the instructions stated), but ended up sending them back, as my toes were bent against the front. So what I saved on the sale, I lost in shipping fees when returning them. Stay with your true size!

      Answered on 9/19/2014 by Kayaker from Miller Place, NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The shoe size in the men's seems to be true to size. I think normally you go one size down for women. A size 8 women is a size 7 men. Hope this is helpful.
      Sent fr

      Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Men's sizing was accurate, and did purchase another
      Pair in women's. But if you can correlate these
      sizes from men's to women's in regular shoes
      you might be fine. You will love them on wet
      Rocks!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The men's shoe was my tennis shoe size.
      My girl friend had to get one size larger.

      Answered on 7/9/2014 by NM Roadking from Albuquerque, NM
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have bought my daughter NRS wet shoes before. They size just like street shoes for men's/woman's. Your size 8 should be a men's size 6 but double check, I believe that is the rule I followed.
      Jack Findling

      Answered on 7/9/2014 by JFkayaking from DC metro area, Northern VA.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Probably a 6.5 in men’s

      Answered on 7/9/2014 by Bear from Tacoma, Wa
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I didn’t know there was a difference in sizing between men and women shoe sizes. I wear a men’s 10.5 so I ordered the 11 and was very happy. I looked it up for you and you should subtract two sizes from your women’s size to find the equal in a man’s shoe. Your size is an 8 so you should choose a 6 in a man’s shoe. NRS has an excellent return/exchange policy.
      Good luck...
      Richard Halsey
      Halsey Schools

      Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I found this shoe to be true to size if ordering for a female. I wear a women's size 9 and ordered the NRS Kinetic in a 9 and they fit perfectly. If ordering for a male you will need to order up a size or two.

      Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Kinetic Water Shoe

    Q:

    Hello, I would like to purchase two of these. My fiancee is a size 10.5 mens, and I am a 10.5 womens. What sizes should I get?
    Asked on 4/24/2014 by Danielle from United States

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I found this product to be very true to size. Really enjoying the comfort and fit.

      Answered on 4/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello, I wear a women's size 10 and ordered that size is this shoe. I was
      able to wear seal socks with the shoe and without socks I was able to
      tighten the shoe with the adjustment on the back for a comfortable fit..
      Very roomy toe area and very comfortable. I hope this helps.

      Answered on 4/25/2014 by Ozark River Girl from Missouri
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Danielle, the shoe is in men's sizing. So, if you're wearing them over bare feet or thin socks, for your fiancee go with an 11. For your the 10 should be fine. If you were planning to wear them with thick socks or drysuit socks, go up a size.

      Answered on 4/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear a size 10 wide and I found that while the 10 fit it was very tight. I am going to exchange them for the 11 now.
      Rob

      Answered on 4/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sizes seem to be accurate for men. Not able to speak to women's conversion. Bottom of sole is impressive with its excellent wet grip; thumbs up!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 4/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Good Day,
      I'm a male with narrow feet and wear a 9.5 Merrell Moab Ventilator regular
      trail shoe and the ventilator fits like a glove for hiking (this is only for
      fit comparison).
      The same shoe you are looking to buy I were a size 10 and normally were a
      9.5 shoe. My big toe just touches the end of the shoe. The shoes are a
      little loose on the sides for me but the fit is very comfortable.
      You should be ok going up to the next full size, so if you wear a 9.5 you
      would wear a 10 in this shoe. If you are closer to an 11 in a regular shoe
      You might want to think about going to a 12 if you portage a lot and have
      issues with bruising your toe nails.
      Hope this helps,
      Don Anderson

      Answered on 4/24/2014 by Donzi from Oshkosh, WI
  • NRS Kinetic Water Shoe

    Q:

    does this one separate the big toe from the other toes like the high top?
    Asked on 3/31/2014 by clay from walling tn

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, the toes are free to move like in a normal shoe. I found that the my normal size was a fraction too small and so I returned the shoe for one size larger.

      Answered on 3/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The toes are not separated. I ordered a size larger. The drawstring in
      back is a nice feature in that you can cinch it up and not lose a shoe in a
      mucky shoreline.

      Answered on 3/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, Clay, it does not have the toe separator like the Shock Sock has.

      Answered on 3/31/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Clay,
      This is a nice summer shoe. Light weight with a durable sole but allows for
      good feel when controlling a smart track rudder.
      Don

      Answered on 3/31/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Clay,
      No, the shoe does not separate the toes.
      Hope this Helps,
      Don

      Answered on 3/31/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Kinetic Water Shoe

    Q:

    How does this hold up if there is a lot of walking on sand?
    Asked on 3/24/2014 by Dotty from NH

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dotty, the Kinetic has a relatively thin sole that works great for tucking your feet into tight cockpits. If that's not a high priority for you the Kicker Remix has some similar features with a thicker sole.

      Answered on 3/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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  • Stylish (6)

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      5.0

      great shoe

      By John

      from NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

          The shoes are well made and comfortable.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • View On Shoes:
          • Shoes are for Wearing
           
          5.0

          Perfect shoe - just order up one size

          By Rick

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Shape For Fit
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sturdy Enlough To Walk In

            Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

            Glad I read the reviews - the shoes are sized a bit small so I orderd 13s for my size 12 feet and they fit perfectly. Great toe box - wide enough and cool-looking, broad shape at the front - and fit securely at the ankle - have to walk my boat 1/4 mile to the water and they walk as well as they fit in the boat.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
             
            5.0

            Great water shoe

            By Whitewater gal

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Keep feet warm
            • Stay on feet
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

                I purchased these for use while rafting and they were just what I was looking for. I originally purchased the Kicker Remix but I found them to be a bit bulkier than I was looking for. The Remix is much lighter and easier to tuck your feet into small spaces. They have a great soul on them which allows for walking on rocks and have a great grip. I am a female and wear a size 9 shoe. I purchased these in a size 9 and they fit perfectly. If you are buying these for a male you will definately need to order up a size or two.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • View On Shoes:
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                4.0

                Nice product

                By JFkayaking

                from DC metro area, Northern VA.

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Dries fast
                • Stylish
                • Went With Larger Size

                Cons

                • Sized Up 1 Size

                Best Uses

                • Kayaking

                Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

                I would like to see this water shoe with tall ankle side zipper style like the paddle shoe. Nice new fabric, dries quicker than past NRS water shoes.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                 
                5.0

                Good Shoe

                By Dan the Kayaker-Sailor

                from Cincinnati. OH

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

                    I've got big feet (13) and can't wear a lot of shoes in the boat. So that was the goal and it works. I was afraid the string ties at the heal would cause issues in the boat but no problem. The sole is light but plenty enough for working around the shore and, again, fits in the boat. Not much arch support, if you want to walk around town this is not the shoe, but that's not it's job. I might wish for a half-size, 12 1/2, but whatever, I can hop in and out of the boat and paddle without worrying about my feet. I'm a fan.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
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                    • Shoes are for Wearing

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