NRS FreeStyle Wetshoe river kayak bootie

NRS FreeStyle Wetshoe river kayak bootie

NRS FreeStyle Wetshoe river kayak bootie

$ 47.95 USD

NRS Freestyle Wetshoe is the widest pull-on neoprene wetsuit bootie ever! White water kayakers will find the Freestyle booties are perfect for all but the most cramped redeo kayaks. The sole on the Freestyle Wetshoe has enough tread to grip on rocks without being too bulky to wear in a river kayak. We fear that any product this good get discontinued after a season or two and then you have to wait five or ten years before some other company gets it right. So our advice is once you know your size in these Freestyle Wetshoe booties, buy a couple extra pairs to store away.

The Freestyle Wetshoe bootie is wide enough in the toe box to fit well over a dry suit with dry socks and liner socks inside. This in itself is unique, but there is a lot more to like about the Freestyle Wetshoe bootie. The toe box on the Freestyle Wetshoe bootie is shaped like a foot, it almost has toes (almost, but not like toe shoes). This shape makes the Freestyle Wetshoe bootie extremely comfortable. Freestyle Wetshoe booties have a near gasket at the top to minimize water flowing in and they stay on when swimming.

Freestyle Wetshoes are made of stretchy 3-mm Terraprene neoprene for warmth. Fleece-like VaporLoft lining adds a bit of warmth and comfort. Protective rubber on the toe and heel provides extra protection when portaging along with improved durability. 1.5-mm textured rubber sole protects your feet both in and out of the boat with only the slightest bulk. A roomy, naturally shaped toe box frees your toes for all-day comfort. Neoprene HydroCuff top grips your ankle, helping keep water out and warmth in. Stretchy rubber support bands improve lateral stability without adding an instep strap to come loose. A handy webbing grab tab on the ankle helps you pull the bootie on, but stays out of the way in your boat.

The strange thing about the Freestyle Wetshoe bootie is that they run very short. So short that if wearing them barefoot you'll need to go a half to one size larger than normal (if you wear an 11 or 11.5 buy a 12 -and that is if you plan to wear them barefoot), and if wearing them over a dry suit with dry socks, you'll need to go 1.5 - 2 sizes larger than your street shoe size (if you wear an 10.5, buy a 12, if you wear and 11, buy a 13!) With this sizing adjustment you'll be happy.

Whole unisex (Men's) sizes only (women's sizes will be available late Jan. 2014).
Women due to the way these run 1.5 sizes small for men, they work out to be roughly equivalent to women's shoe size if wearing them barefoot - if wearing them over a dry suit with dry socks and liner socks order one size larger than your street shoe size.

Size: 8-13 (note 8 fits a 6.5 shoe size foot and 13 fits like 11.5)

Color: Black with a little gray and yellow