neosport booties - worth it for $20? - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2013   #1
 
Lakewood, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2011
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 329
neosport booties - worth it for $20?

I need to get myself a pair of river shoes since my sneakers I have been using smell like they were left in the amazon and something crawled inside, died, and has been rotting inside them for a year...you get the point. Also my gf keeps telling me every time I wear them the chance of some bizarre foot fungus invasion multiplies.

Anyway, I don't have much extra cash to spend. I was going to go to walmart and buy a cheap pair of water shoes for <$10 or something, but gave amazon a try, and like always, amazon has everything you could ever want to buy. Usually with amazon prime available. If you don't know what that is, look it up. For like $40 a year you get FREE 2 day shipping on almost every item they sell. So I found a few cheap wetsuit bootie options. In particular, these which I am interested in trying out:
Neosport Wetsuits Paddle Low Top Boots

They look decent. Does anyone have any opinions/experience on these shoes? They look pretty identical to the NRS Remix but $20 cheaper.

mattoak is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-25-2013   #2
 
laterwagged's Avatar
 
Portland, Oregon
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 248
I have a pair of them. Meh. No significant traction, they are very flexible and don't give a lot of protection from sharp rocks - but I find this to be true with most Neoprene booties.
__________________
but can you see its opposition | comes a-rising up sometimes | that it's dreadful and position | comes blacking in my mind | ....and then I see a darkness
laterwagged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013   #3
 
Lakewood, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2011
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 329
Sounds like they will do.

I'm not sure if I want to go with a low top ankle exposed or a higher top, over the ankle style.

Is there a difference between the two besides the over the ankle keeps your feet slightly warmer in cold weather? Any functionality or preference differences? Are the lower tops easier to squeeze into a playboat?
mattoak is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-26-2013   #4
 
BryanS.'s Avatar
 
Prineville, Oregon
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 308
I have some of the high tops. Grip sucks, but otherwise ok. The water is always cold here, so I wear mine in the summer to. They fit fine in a playboat.
BryanS. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013   #5
 
Land of Lovin, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,449
I got a pair of the new NRS desperado shoes this year, I like them a lot. Occasionally my feet get too hot in them but they have a thicker bottom so rocks don't hurt so much. I use them for SUPing and kayaking.

NRS Desperado Wetshoe at nrs.com

I like ankle coverage because I've scraped my ankle on rocks while in the river and scrapes on my ankle bone suck IMO.
__________________
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. - Voltaire
Jensjustduckie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
add on booties erain12 Kayaking | Gear Talk 2 01-28-2011 08:39 AM
Dog Booties? Wang Winter Buzz 19 12-06-2010 09:39 PM
booties tuckster Kayaking | Gear Talk 0 07-01-2009 10:38 PM
Where can I get some Keen Booties? oopsiflipped Kayaking | Gear Talk 1 06-04-2007 05:15 PM
Barefoot or Booties ??? rasdoggy Whitewater Kayaking 7 04-27-2005 07:22 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.