Great all-round shoe & great price
I ordered after reading several reviews about fit. Since these are sized in Men's, I usually wear an 8.5 in Women's and 7-7.5 in Men's, so I ordered Size 8 and they're perfect. Any initial tightness or pinch points will ease off after about the first hour of wear, since these took the mold of my feet rather quickly. These are really great when you've got to cover rocky shoreline with kayak in tow to get to the water, and they are very comfortable while paddling. There are two separate tightening adjustments, and I didn't really need to tighten either much for these to stay snug on my feet when wading through muddy shallows, and no guck got inside. They keep my feet pretty warm, but I have to agree that they do retain water.
Great Performance, Amazing Value
I used these booties for river boating, sea kayaking, boating, mangrove hikes, and windsurfing both throughout Asia and the United States. The sizing worked fine for me, though others recommend a 1/2 size down. I guess it depends on your foot length. They strap on very well, with an excellent sole that has ridges for good traction. Although sand and particulate matter can get stuck in the shoe, most of the job is done by tightening the back string (which can get a bit annoying, but you could always trim it or knot it again, or, as my friend and I did, tuck it into the shoe).
Great Value Booties
First the negatives - they do run 1/2 size too small. The other negative is that they drain (ie they retain water) Now the positives: Great value Very very well made (all NRS items I have seen are) Comfortable and do what they are meant to do - keep your feet warm