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NRS "Boundary Shoe"

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Make & Model

Brand:
NRS
Model:
Boundary Shoe
MSRP ($):
89.95

Kayak fishing in the cold and muck will no longer be an issue with the NRS "Boundary Shoe". These knee high, waterproof and warm boots are great for those remote muddy takeouts and put-ins kayak anglers are famous for. Each boot is individually tested by NRS to ensure waterproofness.

Features:

  • High-traction wrap-up sole provides protection and support
  • Comfy 7-mm neoprene insole
  • 2-mm plastic shim for even more protection from sharp, pointy objects
  • Top ladder buckle strap

 

Specs:

  • Height: 15"
  • Material Upper: 5-mm Terraprene™ neoprene
  • Sole: 6-mm rubber
  • Insole: 7-mm neoprene
  • Whole sizes only, 1/2 sizes order one larger

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Editor review

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5.0

Extend your winter kayak fishing season!

The NRS Boundary shoe has quickly become my go to kayak fishing shoe when the weather is cold. I’ve owned these for over a year and struggle to find any negatives with the boot. It keeps your feet warm, and dry.

The 15” high boot is perfect for keeping water out while launching your kayak or wading a creek. The Terraprene upper has enough room that I can tuck my pants down into them keeping everything out of the water. Even when I’ve gotten water over the top of the boot my feet have stayed warm, the boot acts like a wetsuit.

The sole is tough, I’ve used these shoes fishing fresh and saltwater trudging through a multitude of environments and they have held up well. Traction isn’t quite as sticky as a Vibram sole but still provides plenty of traction on slippery surfaces. My only grip was my feet needed to get used to them. The sole is soft giving you great feel of the bottom you are standing on but this can cause you feet to ache if you are used to walking in very supportive shoes.

Would I recommend the NRS Boundary Shoe? A 100% yes, they are a great shoe that will help you extend your fishing season into the winter months.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Keep your feet warm and dry
Cons:
You feet need to get used to them
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5.0

NRS Boundary Shoe

Bought these for this fall and they did not disappoint. I like to enter my kayak from the water and stepping into 40 degree water wasn't even noticeable. Paired with a heavy wool sock my feet stayed dry and warm all day in the kayak as well. These boots aren't stiff at all and allow a lot of movement, which is nice. Make sure to buy 1 size larger as they run a little small.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Warm, waterproof, comfortable
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5.0

NRS Boundary Shoe

I purchased these to help on those cold days that I find it difficult to keep my feet warm on the water. Having purchased them just before I broke my leg I did not get the opportunity to wear them out in the Kayak. With the latest cold front and temperatures in the low teens and below 0 degrees Fahrenheit with the windchill, I was having a hard time keeping my good foot warm with my best snow boots. I remember reading one of the reviews on the website that I purchased the boots from, that a guy had used them as winter boots while shoveling snow, and had said they kept him comfortable and warm. I decided to give it a try and put the one boot on my foot and went outside in the coldest day we have had this year. I purposely went and stood in knee deep snow and waited to feel the cold come through. I wore the boot for about 3 hours outside and while driving and my feet never even came close to feeling the cold weather. Even my cast that had stayed warm throughout the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor on January 1st, was starting to get cold.

These were more severe elements than any Winter Kayak Fishing I have done. I will probably wear these boots in winter conditions mainly because of how lite and comfortable they are. Hopefully I will get the opportunity to try them out in the frigid water before the spring comes.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Offshore
Used:
0-1 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
comfortable, warm, lite weight
Cons:
none
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4.0

Great cold weather shoe!

I purchased these shoes last year and have used them about 5 times in bad and cold weather. The shoes are warm and dry and are made very well. My only complaint about this is that the bottoms of my feet sometimes ache in them... Not sure if it's because the sole is so soft and malleable and my feet are used to a firmer sole... Other than that these are a great shoe.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Large Lakes
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Easy on and off, Good Fit
Cons:
Feet ache a little in them
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