When you're looking for the ideal low top bootie for your type of boating, you can't beat the NRS Kicker Wetshoe. Warmth, traction and foot protection in one classic shoe. The 3mm neoprene upper and insole, with glued and blind-stitched seams, will keep your feet warm from heel to toe. The high-traction sole wraps up around the upper, adding protection to the sides of your foot where it's needed most. A 2-mm plastic shim has been added to the sole to give added protection from rocks and other sharp objects and the wide instep strap and ankle drawcord ensure these shoes stay put. Offer in whole sizes only. Women order one size smaller. Discontinued model.
These are great! They are a little difficult to get on, but once on, they are super comfortable and great for the river and kayaking.
I love this shoe, and I'm not even a surfer or run around a river. It is comfortable, warm, slip-on, rugged sole, the perfect shoe for leisurely walking, light work, etc. They do keep the warmth in so if you wear them indoors I have to take them off after a while or my feet sweat. That leads to rinsing them and spray some smell good spray or foot powder. I would order them a half size bigger if you want to wear socks. Of course, this shoe was made to get wet, and I'll leave that to the water buffs, but it is the best slip-on leisure shoe I could imagine owning. Buy them off-season and you cannot lose!