NRS Descent Water Shoe
Materials: Neoprene, Hypergrip soles
Price Paid: $65
As a river guide on the Nolichuky, I needed a shoe that could grip wet rocks in and out of the river. These don't do it at all. You might as well wear cheap tennis shoes from Wal-Mart than shell $60-$90 for a pair of these.
On a positive note, they are great trail shoes and do shed water fairly well. But if you're going to spend a lot of time in and around wet rocks then make sure your health insurance is paid up. You will break your neck if you trust the grip of these shoes. Felt soles are the way to go.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
For comfort and function in a great looking shoe, look no further than the NRS Women's Descent. For this do-it-all shoe, we've combined the comfort of a trail-runner with the features of a wetshoe. Stay on your feet in under conditions with our advanced high-traction HyperGrip sole. A three-stage insole provides padding in the heel and toe, with more rigid support in the arch for incredible comfort.The mesh and thin neoprene liner work together to drain water and keep your toes warm in colder conditions.The lace-up design holds evenly and secure across your whole foot.The shoe is lightweight and floats in the case of a boating mishap.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the women's version