NAUTIS SHEPPARD - no surf shoe is safer!
Every water sports enthusiast knows it, this queasy feeling never to know exactly where the foot will land, if you don't know the waters or when you can't see the ground in the agitated water. Sharp-edged corals, shells, rocks or even a forgotten rusty stump? The very thought of it is scary!
SHEPPARD gives the feet a bulletproof vest. Even more! The integrated sole from chain mesh is not just a simple sole protector. It arches around the foot on all sides and thus also protects toes, heel and the sides in the metatarsal area. Even when stumbling or slipping sideways you can rely on perfect protection. Shards, sheet metal and metal parts in the water, shell layers in the mud, oysters, sharp-edged stones on banks or on reefs - no hazard at all!
GRIP? Even in this, SHEPPARD is a true master! On the one hand, the pure ring mesh allows to "claw" into otherwise very slippery surfaces, on the other hand, there is an additional 2.5 mm thick, sharp contoured outsole made of extremely robust outdoor material. Two grip concepts combined! Slipping on natural surfaces as well as on the generally smooth surfaces on boards and boats is hardly possible. Liquids can escape at any time in all directions.
Construction and Fit? SHEPPARD is very light and consists of neoprene (upper and inner shoe), TPU fleece elements (toe protection, heel cap, heel strap) as well as stainless steel mesh and TPU material (sting and cut resistant sole shell). Thanks to its basic shape he perfectly adapts to the foot, softly but firmly around ankle, heel and metatarsus. No slipping inside the shoe at fast movements. Nevertheless, he does not obstruct any movements and also allows the toes the place they need to do their job. Slipping and undressing is fast and comfortable. By means of large elastic closure elements, the desired tension can be adjusted individually and secured securely via Velcro pads.
The weight of NAUTIS, in size 42 for example, has to be seen in two parts: the integrated chainmail sole for injury protection makes about 100g/3.5oz of the total weight. The entire upper shoe including all sole portions weighs additionally 140g/4.9oz. Totalling 240g/8.4oz, NAUTIS SHEPPARDis not only a true barefoot safety shoe but can also be considered as extremely lightweight.
Because it's such a lightweight, warming and adaptive shoe, NAUTIS SHEPPARD is also a perfect alternative for the colder season on land.
Your mood and the adaption to different conditions matters!
And if your mood, or even the weather changes, NAUTIS SHEPPARD can either be an open barefoot surf shoe or a "normal" closed minimal shoe! The insoles are not fitted into the shoe but are fully removable depending on your mood and environmental demands, making them flexible in every way! To make this work you can choose between two insoles, each 2.5 mm thick, very soft and honeycombed structured / perforated. Especially on hard floors, reefs, edges and sharp stones the additional cushioning can be enjoyed.
Please make sure to click all above item tabs. These will provide you with further information on suitability (Additional) scope of delivery (Delivery) and will also answer further questions you might have on the ideal size, the paws, cleaning, saver, etc. (FAQ). If you still have any further question, please do not hesitate to click tab "Contact Us" at the left edge of the screen to write us directly.
|Max. weight (incl. accessories and packaging)||1.6|
|Delivery Time||1-2 weeks|
|Cut and Fit||For usual shapes of feet, Also fits the special feet|
|Suitability||Sea & waters, Algae & Moss (Grip), Bogs & swamps, Lawn & Clay courts, Soft natural soils, Mixed natural soils, Sand & Heathlands, Concrete & Tarmac, Yachts and Boats, Late Autumn & Winter|
|Shoe/Hand Sizes||EU 42 - UK/AU ♂♀ 7 ½ - USA/Canada: ♂ 8 ½ ♀ 10, EU 43 - UK/AU ♂♀ 8 ½ - USA/Canada: ♂ 9 ½ ♀ 11, EU 44 - UK/AU ♂♀ 9 - USA/Canada: ♂ 10 ♀ 11 ½, EU 45 - UK/AU ♂♀ 10 - USA/Canada: ♂ 11 ♀ 12, EU 46 - UK/AU ♂♀ 11 - USA/Canada: ♂ 12 ♀ 13, EU 47 - UK/AU ♂♀ 11 ½ - USA/Canada: ♂ 12 ½ ♀ 3 ½|
|Activities||Fishing, Surf fishing, Archery, Tree climbing, Camping, Canyoning, Capoeira, Frisbee, Fly fishing, Gardening, Golf, Dog Sports, Jetski, Canoeing, Kitesurfing, Stunt kite flying, Paintball, Rafting, Rowing, Snorkelling, Swimming, Beach fishing, Sailing, Wading, Mudflat hiking, Windsurfing, Rafting, Wave riding, Yoga|
Scope of delivery
Paleos®URBAN NAUTIS (SHEPPARD) with metal tag (model, size, serial number) as a key ring and the by you selected insoles.
Depending on your choice with or without INSOLES (honeycomb-perforated as requested): open with sections made of micro fleece, entirely covered with microfleece, or both types of insoles.
What size do I need?
Your usual shoe size is, for example, EU43? Then select - as usual for sports shoes - one size up = EU44.
We are glad to help! If you frequently have problems finding shoes that fit, please take advantage of our service at purchasing and select the appropriate option. Once we receive your order, we'll be in touch for the further procedure.
How does the sole concept work?
Structure and performance of the sole concept: the softer the ground, the more the outsole "lowers" into the ground and NAUTIS SHEPPARD, similar to our pure ring mesh shoes, becomes a minimalist shoe with full ground contact. The harder and more shallow a surface becomes the more the entire structure "raises" above the ground and the rib structure of the outsole take over the load. On rocks, reefs or sharp gravel the benefit of thieminimal cushioning can immediately be felt. The ribs now ensure that more body weight is distributed over a smaller area and the higher load causes a fantastic grip and stability.
Because the outsole's thickness is only 2.5mm, it should only be used cautiously on very abrasive floors. In contrast, smooth artificial surfaces on boards and boats, in halls malls and buildings as well as soft natural soils like earth or wood are no problem. On flat surfaces it remains a consistent distance between the sole and the ground. Here the feet are very well vented which is beneficial for foot health. Feeling and enjoying the elements beneath your feet is a very interesting experience!
Do I need insoles for URBAN?
If your mood, or even the weather changes, URBAN can either be a completely open barefoot shoe or a "normal" closed minimal shoe for leisure and sports! The insoles are not fitted into the shoe but are fully removable depending on your mood and environmental demands, making them flexible in every way! To make this work you can choose between two insoles, each 2.5 mm thick, very soft and honeycombed structured / perforated. Especially on hard floors, reefs, edges and sharp stones the additional cushioning can be enjoyed. Already the integrated layer of chainmail protects effectively against all objects that exceed a diameter of 1.5 mm. The insoles reduce this diameter down to 0.5 mm. So even the smallest twigs, stones or thin spines of thistles can no longer reach the soles of your feet.
What material does NAUTIS (SHEPPARD) consist of?
SHEPPARD is very light and consists of neoprene (upper and inner shoe), TPU fleece elements (toe protection, heel cap, heel strap) as well as stainless steel mesh and TPU material (sting and cut resistant sole shell).
How to get started?
Use NAUTIS for areas they are designed for. Use them at nautic environments on boards and boats as well as on soft soils on land that you would also pure barefoot perceive as rather pleasant. This might include a nearby park, grass, as well as meadows, moss and, generally, forest soil. At the beginning make use of our insoles or wear thin sport socks. Take your time to get to know their properties. Increase gradually!
How to clean NAUTIS (SHEPPARD)?
After use NAUTIS SHEPPARD should be rinsed well with clean water. They can also be washed completely and including the insoles at 30-40 ° C in the washing machine. A short spin afterwards dries them as far as possible. Due to the neoprene, NAUTIS dries more slowly than other URBAN models.
What if i do not like them?
From experience we don't expect that you want to return them to us. Once you have seen and tried them you'll love the concept. But of course it is no problem to send them back to us. If they are still unused and the accessory is complete, we will refund you the full purchase price. Click here to see the details.
How's the process for return and exchange?
Of course, you can also exchange your Paleos® for a different size. Please click here to learn more about the process, costs and conditions.