NRS Kickers Booties


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This ankle-high bootie is perfect for any watersport. The sole wraps around the upper, adding protection to the side of the foot. A 2 mm plastic midsole shim provides solid protection from sharp rocks and sticks. 3 mm neoprene uppers, with glued and stitched seams, will your little piggies warm and cozy. The extra-wide instep strap and drawcord ensure that these booties stay put. (Available in men's whole sizes only, 4-13).

Note: Women order one size smaller. Half sizes order next size up.


  • 3-mm Insole
  • 3-mm Neoprene
  • Adjustable Velcro Instep Strap

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Review Summary

4.5 out of 5

23 Reviews

  • Great value: 2
  • 2 tightening systems: 1
  • Build quality: 1
  • Ease of use: 1

  • 1/2 size small: 1
  • must remove shoe to drain water: 1
  • retain water: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Grip: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

23 Ratings & Reviews

Great overall. Would highly recommend.
September 03, 2009

Used for boating and kayaking. Very comfortable. Easy on and off even when wet. Dry and do not smell. Love the padded bottom. Great for footing.

All day comfort, tho a little short to keep sand out in surf.
August 04, 2010

These boots are the best ever for kayaking in various conditions. Warm and damp inside of course, but comfortable enough to wear all day. Great traction on the rocks.

comfortable and functional
March 25, 2010

comfortable, snug fit, won't slip off in mud, durable, economical

i love these
January 24, 2005

I love these, they fit great and are very comfortable. Nothing gets in the sides either, which has often been a problem for me - with narrow feet and ankles - no rocks or sand sloshing around the bottom makes for a more more enjoyable time.


March 14, 2005

I had the Kicker Booties on for up to 10 hours at a time and I had no discomfort whatsoever. I definately recommend them for any canoe trip.

4 star +
February 01, 2006

The boots are sturdy and of high quality and are very comfortable to wear.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Grip: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Georgia
45-54 yrs

Kickers booties are great.
November 03, 2010

I needed a water shoe that would stay secure on my feet have a thick pad for walking on coral rock and be comfortable. These meet all my expectations. Very comfortable, the Velcro strap keeps them secure and water tight and they are very durable.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Good shoe, no drainage
June 25, 2009

Well made shoe intelligently designed for a good fit. These are comfortable, and offer enough support for walking moderate distances. The sole is flexible enough to bend into a kayak, or to wear as a deck shoe, and is nicely grippy. It is also thick enough to protect feet from rocks debris etc and offers good insulation in cold water. However, the shoe does not drain, so if don't want your feet sloshing around in a cup of water, you will need to drain them each time you get out of the water. Not a big deal if you're, say, launching a boat, but more so if you're frequently in and out of the water.

If the shoe fits . . . wear it.
June 23, 2004

Nice shoe for PWC riding.

They do the job
June 02, 2009

I used these for walking along the beach in Oregon and wading in tide pools. Really a nice shoe for that. It keeps the sand out and has decent traction. Some water does get trapped in the shoe so it could drain a little better. I made the mistake of hiking 1.5 miles through the forest to another beach with them on. My feet are still hurting from that. That's definitely not what they were made for though. Sizing was standard and fit is good.

Good Quality. Fits small.
May 13, 2010

No half sizes, thought a 9 would fit better, way too small. Have to return. Will order the size 10.

perfect water shoe
September 02, 2008

This was my first water shoe and will be my last. Peformed flawlessly..

Like a glove!
February 21, 2010

This is a great shoe for kayaking or any other water sport. It fits well and it is very comfortable. The front of the shoe has a reinforcement that comes in handy if you are planning on doing white water rafting because it will hold you feel very well against the bottom of the boat.

Too small and heavy
June 19, 2010

Unlike some others reviews, I didn't like these, and had to send them back. They were way too small, and I thought they were clunky and might not be a good fit in my low volume whitewater kayak.

Great for kayaking
August 28, 2009

This is a great shoe for kayaking. Sole is stiff enough to keep firm contact with foot pedals. Walking on rocks or shells portaging is not a problem. Walks like a shoe.

Very nice water shoes.
February 03, 2007

Great shoes for the water. Very nice adjustable fit. Very comfortable. Looking forward to using on HI vacation.

NRS Booties - Great buy!
July 29, 2009

Love the feel of these booties. Great soles and nice fit. Excellent at keeping out small rocks. Definitely recommend!

better than I expected
January 20, 2004

These booties are great, very comfortable and easily adjustabe with strap and ankle cord. I put them on and wore them around the casa they were so comfortable.

Perfect for kayaking
August 10, 2009

Great water shoe for kayaking. Compact and flexible enough for allowing me to use my toes for the rudder controls yet sturdy enough to protect my feet from oyster shells. The velcro strap ensures no chance of losing a shoe when in pluff mud. Don't be without them!

from Florida
45-54 yrs

Great Value Booties
July 13, 2011

First the negatives - they do run 1/2 size too small. The other negative is that they drain (ie they retain water) Now the positives: Great value Very very well made (all NRS items I have seen are) Comfortable and do what they are meant to do - keep your feet warm

Pros: Great value, Cons: 1/2 size small
from Jackson, CA
55-64 yrs

Great all-round shoe & great price
February 10, 2012

I ordered after reading several reviews about fit. Since these are sized in Men's, I usually wear an 8.5 in Women's and 7-7.5 in Men's, so I ordered Size 8 and they're perfect. Any initial tightness or pinch points will ease off after about the first hour of wear, since these took the mold of my feet rather quickly. These are really great when you've got to cover rocky shoreline with kayak in tow to get to the water, and they are very comfortable while paddling. There are two separate tightening adjustments, and I didn't really need to tighten either much for these to stay snug on my feet when wading through muddy shallows, and no guck got inside. They keep my feet pretty warm, but I have to agree that they do retain water.

Pros: great for walking across rocky shore, excellent value, easy to pack in your go-bag, stay on your feet, Cons: retain water
from Jersey City, NJ
18-24 yrs

Great Performance, Amazing Value
September 10, 2011

I used these booties for river boating, sea kayaking, boating, mangrove hikes, and windsurfing both throughout Asia and the United States. The sizing worked fine for me, though others recommend a 1/2 size down. I guess it depends on your foot length. They strap on very well, with an excellent sole that has ridges for good traction. Although sand and particulate matter can get stuck in the shoe, most of the job is done by tightening the back string (which can get a bit annoying, but you could always trim it or knot it again, or, as my friend and I did, tuck it into the shoe).

Pros: never fall off, 2 tightening systems, light, inexpensive, Cons: must remove shoe to drain water

great purchase!
July 06, 2009

I bought these for kayaking and they have surpassed my expectations. They are very comfortable and well made. The soles are flexible and I found them to grip very well even on slippery rocks. For the price, you cannot go wrong. Highly recommended.

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 4, size 5, size 6, size 7, size 8, size 9, size 10, size 11, size 12, size 13 and size 14: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.

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