Discover some of the year’s best new paddling footwear from Chaco and NRS. Stay comfortable, safe and warm with these options. Here’s Paddling Magazine’s top three new shoes and boots for 2020.
The Best Paddling Footwear in 2020
Odyssey by Chaco Footwear
The Odyssey is an all-terrain, closed-toe sport sandal that’s durable, breathable and offers close-toe protection. As a truly amphibious product, this shoe/sandal hybrid allows the wearer to move from water to rock to dirt without missing a step. it offers the adjustable straps Chaco is known for with more protection than a sandal. The shoe includes drainages on the bottom to release water.
Torrent Pro from Chaco Footwear
The Torrent Pro was designed and co-developed with the U.S. Men’s White Water Rafting team. They needed a shoe for the boat that could withstand rocks, water and hikes to the river. This technical shoe includes water drainages and easily adjustable ties. Made with a knitted polyester upper and synthetic overlays for added structure, toe protection and quick-drying.
Boundary Boot from NRS
The NRS Boundary Shoe is a high-top, waterproof and warm boot. Great for those wet, soggy put-ins and portages. Individually tested to ensure waterproofness.