Posted by: old_user on Oct-24-12 2:47 PM (EST) Category: Other Gear
I am looking into getting some affordable cold weather boots for kayaking. I am considering the NRS Boundry Shoe and Neosport Explorer Boot. I was hoping to find some folks on these forums that might have some experience with either of these shoes and to get some thoughts. Thanks.
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Posted by: alistair on Oct-24-12 2:58 PM (EST)
I have a pair of the Neosport boots, used twice for sale - what size do you need?
Posted by: old_user on Oct-24-12 9:45 PM (EST)
I am a 11.5 shoe so I would probably need a size 12 boot.
Posted by: devilssoninlaw on Oct-25-12 7:52 AM (EST)
If you still have them, what are you asking for the boots and how high are they?
Posted by: alistair on Oct-25-12 9:50 PM (EST)
my boots are size 11, and I'd sell for $30 (50% of original price)
NRS Boundary Sock + sandals|
Posted by: TexasLady on Oct-24-12 3:39 PM (EST)
After trying numerous boots, I came to the conclusion that anything rigid on the ankle bone was not going to work for me. I switched to the NRS Boundary Socks (not the Boundary shoes) and wear them with my Keen Sandals. I don't know how much foot room you have in your kayak, but if you're considering the NRS Boundary Boot, and it fits the boat, then the NRS Boundary Sock + Sandals would work also.
Posted by: glendorado on Oct-24-12 3:55 PM (EST)
just bought a pair of NRS Sasquatch boots & love em. on sale for $30 or so at Sierra Trading post-online. Order a size bigger than you normally wear. Really comfy without wearing socks.
My wife and I both have NRS Boundary|
Posted by: roanguy on Oct-24-12 6:34 PM (EST)
Boots, and like them very much.
Caution - Kayak Boot Soles|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Oct-24-12 7:29 PM (EST)
Depending where you live, paddle, put-in, take-out,
Posted by: gnatcatcher on Oct-25-12 7:15 AM (EST)
Posted by: kaptynkayak on Oct-25-12 8:21 AM (EST)
I wear them all winter and would recommemd them. Like others posting here I also wear them with socks(Menino wool). One of my kayaks has a toe controled rudder and there is no problem with control.
Chota Mukluk Lights work well for me.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Oct-26-12 10:43 AM (EST)
I've been using only them since I got them last March for both kayaking and canoeing.
I love those|
Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-31-12 10:00 PM (EST)
I also have a pair of booties but I almost never use them. Crocs work from May through most of September. Then there's a narrow window when booties are good. By the end of September something taller is needed. So if price is a concern I would get only Chota Mukluks because they keep you warm and dry up to the knee.
Posted by: upstart on Oct-28-12 6:32 PM (EST)
boots are well made and have proved to be very durable. I've worn the same pair each Winter for 5 years. They have a flexible sole that's very comfortable in the boat but not so great while walking on sharp rocks. There's always a trade off.
Posted by: Boyscout on Nov-02-12 10:11 PM (EST)
I have the Boundry Shoes and a pair of the boundry socks.the socks are great and the boots just as good.
Posted by: old_user on Nov-06-12 1:35 PM (EST)
I opted for a size 12 of the Neosport boots for $60 from Amazon. I also ran to Rutabaga here in Madison and picked up a pair of the Icebreakers socks (merino wool). Should have my boots by Thursday so I can use them Friday for fishing.
Boots - safety issue|
Posted by: OCD_Yakker on Nov-10-12 11:06 AM (EST)
I have the boundary shoe/boots myself and found them to be very warm and comfortable. However, I was cautioned by a more experienced paddler that if you come out of your boat - that these boots will fill up with water and either come off your feet or weigh you down and make self or assisted rescue that much tougher.
Posted by: TommyC1 on Nov-24-12 8:35 AM (EST)
I can not speak directly of the NRS boots.
Neoprene against neoprene works |
Posted by: Yanoer on Nov-24-12 12:26 PM (EST)
for a better seal than neoprene against nylon or other dry pant or dry suit material.
I was thinking about you (the OP) today|
Posted by: Roanguy on Nov-16-12 7:30 PM (EST)
since we were wearing our NRS boundary boots and thought I would drop you a hint.
Must depend on who's feet they are on|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Nov-24-12 3:54 PM (EST)
I have two versions of Chota lace-up models, and have never seen any need for special socks to aid in getting them on and off. In fact, they go on and off far easier than ordinary hiking boots (whether high-top or low-top), for which special slick-surface socks aren't needed. I am a slender person, but others have mentioned here in the past that the "fat-taper" uppers of Chota boots make them go on and off with ease. Anyway, I always wear wool socks with a polypro liner sock under them. Wool is better than any other material I've tried when it comes to warmth, but also are amazingly cool compared to other materials when it's "too hot" for warm socks. The polypro liner sock is just an easy way to keep the wool clean.
Same here, GBG|
Posted by: sissy103 on Nov-25-12 11:36 AM (EST)
Down here in Florida our winter day temps can go from the high 30s to the 70s in a few hours, and with my Chota mukluks and smart wool socks, I'm comfortable from one extreme to the other. And I've never had trouble getting the mukluks on or off.
Posted by: Celia on Nov-24-12 8:57 PM (EST)
Anyone's - best for winter paddling if you are talking northeast temps.
Posted by: FrankNC on Nov-25-12 11:30 AM (EST)
Topkayaker has them on sale: