NRS Paddle Wetshoe, Men's
NRS Paddle Wetshoe, Men's
NRS Paddle Wetshoe bootie is the widest zippered neoprene wetsuit bootie ever! Sea and river kayakers will find the Paddle Wetshoe booties are perfect for all but cramped freestyle whitewater kayaks. The sole on the Paddle Wetshoe has enough tread to grip on rocks without being too bulky to wear in a sea kayak or creek boat.
The Paddle Wetshoe bootie is wide enough in the toe box to fit well over a dry suit with dry socks and liner socks inside (just buy one size bigger than your street shoe to accommodate socks). This in itself is unique, but there is a lot more to like about the Paddle Wetshoe bootie. The toe box on the Paddle Wetshoe bootie is shaped like a foot, it almost has toes (almost, but not like toe shoes or reef shoes). This shape makes the Paddle Wetshoe bootie extremely comfortable. Paddle Wetshoe booties have a zipper dam to minimize water flowing in and the zipper is the locking style so it stays where you zip it even if you don't or can't close it all the way.
Paddle Wetshoes are made of stretchy 3-mm Terraprene neoprene with heat reflecting titanium for warmth. Fleece-like VaporLoft lining adds a bit of warmth and comfort. A 3-mm thick high-traction sole, paired with a 5-mm neoprene insole, protects your feet from rocks and roots. The sole wraps up around the heel and toe for extra protection without the bulk of a sole that extends flat past the heel and toe, and this wrap around sole stays glued to the bootie for added durability. Extra padding over the outside ankle protects that pressure point inside your kayak. A roomy, naturally shaped toe box frees your toes for all-day comfort. Stretchy rubber support bands improve lateral stability without an instep strap to come loose.
If wearing them barefoot, they run true to size (2013 and 2014 models ran small, but now the are like other booties). If wearing over drysocks and liner socks, you'll need to go a half to one size larger than normal (if you wear an 11 or 11.5 buy a 12).
Whole unisex (Men's) sizes only.
Women can wear these with the following size adjustments, but there is now a true women's version of these which we also have on this store. If a woman wanted to wear the men's Wetshoe, women order them in your standard street shoe size if wearing the Wetshoe over dry suit with dry socks and liner socks, or for women wearing them barefoot order one size smaller than your street shoes.
Size: 7-14 (note 14 fits like 13.5 if wearing over socks)
Color: Black with a little gray