NRS Desperado Shoe


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NRS Desperado Shoe

Need more sole? NRS took all the features that make the Desperado Sock the most comfortable sock available and added a 3mm rubber sole for improved traction. The Desparado Shoe is still ultra-low-profile, and ultra-comfortable, but offers even better support and protection for extended portages and sidehikes.

Whole sizes only.
Women order one size smaller.
1/2 sizes order one size larger.
These shoes are running snug - If you are in between sizes or have wide feet you may want to consider the next size larger.

  • 3-mm neoprene padding in toes and heel
  • 3-mm neoprene upper with stretchy Lyrca
  • reg; exterior

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5 Star Rating


5 Stars stelladigubbio - July 27 2011

comfy and functional paddling shoe
After trying several shoes over the last 7 or 8 years, these are the best we've found yet in this price range. Shoe is extremely comfortable, snug and cozy, but also has a great grip and supports the foot well in all kinds of situations. They keep the feet quite warm in cold water. Two of us bought the shoe and ordered half size up, which worked very well for us. We both have high arches and slightly wide upper foot. When assessing the right size, keep in mind a snug fit is desirable. Will drfinitely recommend these and buy them again.

5 Stars JimmyD - March 15 2011

Fit Size
My normal shoe size is 11. My toes were pushed to the end and foot overspilling the side. I have a Florida buddy that fishes in them daily. He loves them. I believe I will as well when sized properly.

5 Stars Shopper - February 15 2009

NRS Desperado Shoe - Great In & Out of Boat
This is a great shoe. It is comfortable enough to wear in and out of the boat, providing enough traction to scout the river.

5 Stars Shopper - July 15 2008

Excellent shoes!
I wear these when whitewater kayaking. They're very comfortable and don't fall off like my old shoes did. The treads are sturdy enough for walking on ground and also grip rocks well when walking in the water.

5 Stars Michael D. Hancock - August 27 2007

Great Shoe!
When I was forced to switch from canoe to kayak due to knee problems I found my trusty NRS felt soled river boots just a bit to bulky. So I bought a pair of Desperado and was very glad I did. They fit great, like a sock in the boat, like a shoe out of the boat. Nothing will replace felt for slippery river rocks. but this comes real close. Highly recommended.

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