In the last few months a whole load of new river shoes and boots have come on the market. With the choice bigger than ever its a buyers market. I have been wearing the NRS Velocity river boot for the last couple of months and I have to say I am very impressed. The design is neat and very clean even with laces.
They have a really nice feel to them, offering good support but not feeling heavy or bulky. The soles are fantastic, lots of grip for wet slippy rock and thick enough to absorb shock and keep your feet insulated. Long term it will be interesting to see how these boots hold up. But at the moment I have no complaints.
Available from I-Canoe
My old Astral Water Tennies (above right) have not worn so well. Lets hope the Velocity lasts better.
Kayak instructor, athlete, business owner and outdoor enthusiast from the west coast of Ireland.
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