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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.
Women order one size smaller.
1/2 sizes order one size larger.

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Gender Sizing: Men
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.

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NRS Kinetic Water Shoe
 
4.4

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  • Comfortable (16)
  • Stylish (12)
  • Durable (10)

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      (12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great 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...Read complete review

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.

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First Impression

Have only worn once. Seemed a little tight,but I was wearing over thick socks and dry suit footies. The size will probably be okay during the warmer months for play boating which is...Read complete review

Have only worn once. Seemed a little tight,but I was wearing over thick socks and dry suit footies. The size will probably be okay during the warmer months for play boating which is what I bought them for. Quality looks good.

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4.0

Hope these will be as good as my last pair

By Olsurfdog

from Monterey,CA

About Me Conservative

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Water sports/activities

    Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

    I ended up exchanging for one size larger than I usually wear. Exchange was fast although it required a phone call to get size right. NRS took care of me.
    The last NRS shoes I had, had Velcro straps across the instep which kept them secure in white water- remains to be seen how this new pair performs.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
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    • Shoes are for Wearing
     
    5.0

    My feet thank you

    By speedy

    from Clifton Park,NY

    About Me Conservative

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

      Fit , form and function are excellent!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
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      • I'm Into Shoes
       
      5.0

      Best footwear

      By aquaman

      from Rockaway Beach NY, Florida, and Ireland

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

          My last pair of NRS shoes lasted almost ten years. I didn't wear them every day; sometimes I went barefoot, sometimes with 5 ml booties and full gear for cold weather. But for in-between weather they keep your little "piggies" warm and guard against cutting your feet on shells or rocks. Obviously made to last; an essential item in my kit bag.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Very fast

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

          Great shoe but I had to order 2 pair due to undersizing. BAD

          By Xman

          from Stuart FL

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • I use it for scuba diving
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Sizing too small

          Best Uses

          • Yacking and scuba

          Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

          I would give it 5 stars except for the fact I had to pay for 2 pairs, as a half size bigger was too small.
          As a long time customer of NRS I find all their gear of good quality.

          Service and delivery comments:

          All good

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
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          • Shoes are for Wearing
           
          5.0

          I will buy this product again

          By DC

          from North Carolina

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Kinetic Water Shoe:

              Fits good in a smaller kayak

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

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              • NRS Kinetic Water Shoe

                Q:

                I wear a size 14 tennis shoe. This does not come in a size 14. Does this run true to size or does it run a little big so that I might be able to wear the size 13?
                Asked on 1/15/2016 by Dan from St. louis, MO

                11 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I wear a size 9 tennis shoe. I ordered a size 9 in this shoe and it fit
                  perfectly, even with the NRS titanium socks on.

                  Answered on 1/17/2016 by NM Roadking from Albuquerque, NM
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I found this shoe to fit pretty true to size.

                  Answered on 1/17/2016 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I don't think a 13 would fit a14 size foot.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 1/16/2016 by Tahitipaddler from KCMO
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  It does run true to size.

                  Answered on 1/16/2016 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  In my experience, Kinetic​ runs a little small, if anything.

                  Answered on 1/16/2016 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  The fit is true on this shoe, use caution.
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 1/16/2016 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I would think you would need a size 14 or better. Depending on the shoe, i wear a size 11-12. I have several Kinetic shoes in size 13. I tried the the sizes of 12 and found them to be tight. I have a wide foot so that might be why. Going a size up helped me out with a better fit.
                  Jack Findling

                  Answered on 1/16/2016 by JFkayaking from DC metro area, Northern VA.
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Dan
                  I wear an 11 1/2 sneaker and the 12 Kinetic fits me well, so I do not think the 13 will work for you.
                  Bruce
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 1/16/2016 by BRRSCUBA from CT
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  While it is only slightly larger, I would not buy the smaller size. You would have to cut openings for your toes!
                  Jay

                  Answered on 1/15/2016 by CheJay from Tampa, FL
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I would say this shoe is true to size, no extra room at all.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 1/15/2016 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I found they run true to size in women's.
                  Sue

                  Answered on 1/15/2016 by Whitewater gal from Florida
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                Q:

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

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                • 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
                • 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:

                  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
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  A pair of size 9 weigh 18 ounces.

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

                  A:

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

                  Answered on 11/25/2014 by Anonymous
              • 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

                • 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
                • 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:

                  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:

                  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:

                  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 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:

                  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
                • 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:

                  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:

                  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
              • 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

                • 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
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Probably a 6.5 in men’s

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

                  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:

                  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 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:

                  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
                • 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
              • 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:

                  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
                • 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
                • 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:

                  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
                • 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:

                  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
              • 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:

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

                  Answered on 3/31/2014 by Anonymous
                • 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
                • 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:

                  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
                • 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
              • 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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