NAUTIS SHEPPARD - no surf shoe is safer!
Every water sport enthusiast knows it, that queasy feeling never knowing exactly where the foot will land if you don't know the water or when you can't see the ground in the agitated water. Sharp-edged corals, shells, rocks or even a forgotten rusty nail? The very thought of it is scary!
SHEPPARD gives the feet a bulletproof vest. Even more, the integrated sole of chain mesh is not just a simple sole protector, it also arches around the foot on all sides and thus, protects toes, heel and the sides in the metatarsal area. Even when stumbling or slipping sideways you can rely on perfect protection. Shards of glass 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 category, SHEPPARD is a true master! On the one hand, the pure ring mesh allows the sole "claw" into otherwise very slippery surfaces while on the other, 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), stainless steel mesh and TPU material - sting and cut resistant sole shell. Thanks to its basic shape it perfectly adapts to the foot, fitting softly but firmly around the ankle, heel and metatarsus. No slipping inside the shoe with fast movements. Nevertheless, they do not obstruct any movements and allows the toes the space they need to do their job. Slipping them off is fast and comfortable, by means of a large elastic closure, the desired tension can be adjusted individually and secured 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 an additional 140g/4.9oz, totalling 240g/8.4oz. NAUTIS SHEPPARD is 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 are 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. shipping weight||1.6|
|Ready to ship||2-3 days|
|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|
|Cut and Fit||For regular shaped feet, Also fits exceptional feet|
|Suitability||Sea & Water, Algae & Moss (Grip), Bogs & Swamps, Lawn & Clay Courts, Soft natural soil, Mixed natural soil, Sand & Heathlands, Concrete & Tarmac, Yachts & Boats, Late Autumn & Winter|
|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.
Additional option: INSOLES, honeycomb-perforated and open with cushions from micro fleece or entirely covered with micro fleece or both of these variants. Recommended for senitive soles, particularly hard soils and at low temperatures. With these, even the smallest twigs or thin spines of example thistles or sea urchin are no longer able to reach the soles.
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.
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14 customer reviews
Feet felt great!
I'm about to send a couple of photos taken during a recent trip to Mt. Buller in north eastern Victoria. High resolution as requested. I never expected barefoot shoes to be so comfortable in the snow!!! If anything felt at all cold, it was probably my hands. Feet felt great! Thanks again. Best regards, Matt
Versatility for every environment
NAUTIS is truly a very comfortable and exciting shoe. Although, or just because the upper is made from neoprene, it is so versatile. I already have them for three months now and use them almost every day. At the water as well as in everyday life they are great fun. Easy to put them on and off, thin but with high-abrasion-resistant sole with enormous grip, good ground feel and easy to clean (washing machine). Also, I did not expect that even used in the mud only the soles of the feet become dirty. I use it on our beautiful coast, in the water, in the forest, for gardening and even in the city and at the office. A great shoe that makes you experience the environment different and that can be used all year round (thanks to the insoles).
The most comfortable shoes we've ever owned.
The Nautis Sheppard are without question, the most comfortable shoes we've ever owned. It'd be amazing to have a version more appropriate for summer, though we'll wear these for as much of the year as we can. In summary, thanks again for your suggestion of the Sheppard for our specific use case. It's been a great recommendation. I'll submit a review of them shortly! We're saving up for sandals, thongs, caymaro black, and probably more.
These make sense everywhere!
Actually described as a water and surf shoe ... But actually a shoe for all occations and everywhere. Sheppard is as universally applicable as you need it. We have no sea nearby, but also for the forest, hiking trails, the garden, lawn mowing they are great. So far I have not even sweated in them. Despite the neoprene úpper probably because of the open soles? I especially love that they are so easy to put on and take off. The big overlapping flaps with Velcro are a splendid idea. Still thrilled!
Heavy price, however, incredible shoes
Over month I hassled for the price tag, but finaly I have them ...
Extremely adaptable, softly padded and warm. With the insoles even now in the cold no problem. The outsole is actually only millimeters thick, but very sturdy. The feeling of running in these is like wearing a thicker sock, immediate and without restrictions. This shoe can bend in all directions. Particularly noteworthy is also the large closure tab with the Velcro areas. To put them on and off is absolutely unproblematic. How firmly the shoe attaches to your foot can be adjusted very individual. It can even determine whether the thze maximum tension is more in the metatarsus or around the ankle. That's why closing both shoes equally, sometimes requires a second try - but then everything is fine. Since they look so inconspicuous, you can actually wear them any time and everywhere. That's exactly what I'm doing. I even wear them at work. Conclusion: they are great fun and I'm happy to have these.
High entertainment value for your feet!
Pre-sale service was exemplary! Only when I got them I could understand the price tag. A great construction and with the insoles really suitable for all weather. I use them mainly for fishing and walking our Doberman. Already after the first wearing I was thrilled ... a highly flexible, real barefoot shoe that gives you a new impression at every step. Especially in autumn spectacular! No blisters or irritations, although I tend to. With all shoes so far I initially have real problems. If you are looking for something sturdy with a lot of entertainment value for your feet then you should have these!