The new NRS Crush Watershoe landed at Unsponsored HQ a few weeks ago. Since then they have been used both off an on the water.
The Crush arrived in a neat little cardboard box that included a short NRS strap to hold everything together. At first glance the NRS Crush look like a normal pair of canvas shoes. However look a little closer and you start to see a number of technical features within the design.
Firstly the shoes are quite low profile yet still have a good sturdy sole. The sole has a pretty good tread (in the shape of Idaho) and has been pretty good on rocks, and wet grass. Who knew that the state of Idaho would provide so much grip. Its not as grippy as Five Ten Stealth rubber, but what is? The fabric feels really tough, as it’s the real deal Cordura® this makes sense. Inside the shoes are lined so there is no issue with the tough fabric being in direct contact with your feet. Drainage holes are included on the sides of the shoes, and seem to work pretty well.
The material doesn’t seem to hold water. The DWR treatment is clear to see and I’m very interested to see how this holds up over the next few months.
All drainage holes and lace holes have been bound with thread. There are no metal or plastic grommets to worry about failing/corroding/falling out. The shoes also come with two sets of laces, the blue ones shown here (matches Palm’s new gear) and a set in grey.
The heal section of the NRS Crush watershoe can be folded in easily (Crushable) so that the shoes can be slipped on. This has turned out to be quite useful at times.
The tongue of the NRS Crush are lightly padded and are fully integrated into the rest of the shoe. This will help keep it in place and lower the number of ways grit and dirt can find there way in.
So far so good.
A good fit that is sized pretty comparable to normal shoes
Tough material and seems well put together
Colour bang on trend!
Crush heal does work well
Rugged materials, smart details and our signature Idaho style make the Crush your go-to shoe, day-in-day out, trip after trip, on and off the water.
This versatile, technically-capable shoe looks as good at the pub as it performs on the water.
The super sticky, siped rubber outsole provides a sure grip on wet rocks.
Quick-drying, DWR-coated Cordura® upper shrugs off the wear and tear of sticks and stones.
Ports in the sidewall quickly drain water away.
A removable foam insole supports and cushions the foot.
A “crushable” heel lets you also wear the shoe as a slip-on.
Includes two pairs of contrasting-color laces.
Custom-designed “launch box” includes a free NRS strap.