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DescriptionGuides have a knack for bringing new boots to submission—quickly. That’s why Simms designed its Guide Boot to meet the durability and comfort requirements of these high-mileage river keepers. Thanks to superior ankle support and Simms’ exclusive StreamTread™ Vibram® soles, Guide Boots are as at home sleuthing the river for aggressive trout as they are hammering up and over gnarly terrain to reach the primest lies on the planet.
- CleanStream™ design utilizes Schoeller®-dynatec mesh panels and waterproof nubuck leather upper for easy cleaning
- TecTuff™ coated leather surrounds ankle for greater support
- Perforated neoprene lining with closed-cell foam and full-coverage molded rubber toe cap
- Contoured NATO speed lacing system with high quality nylon laces
- Waterproof nubuck leather construction with Schoeller® NanoSphere® water-resistant finish
- Approximate pair weight (size 10): 65.8 oz
- Men's whole sizes: 7 - 14, Width EEE
- Click here for StreamTread™ cleat patterns and Vibram® Resoling resources
- Size Chart
Men's Wading Boot Size Chart
To allow proper room for the neoprene stockingfoot, find your regular shoe size in the right-hand columns and order the corresponding Simms Boot in the first column. This will typically be one size up from your normal shoe size for men and one size down for women (ie: a women's USA size 8 would take a men's boot size 7).
(Simms Boot size 5 will fit a Youth Size 4, etc.)
5** 4 37 3 22 6** 5 38 4 23 7 6 39 5 24 8 7 40 6 25 9 8 41 7 26 10 9 42 8 27 11 10 43 9 28 12 11 44 10 29 13 12 45 11 30 14 13 46 12 31 15** 14 47 13 32 16** 15 48 14 33
Not all styles available in all sizes; please see individual boot for size specifics
** Freestone Boot - Streamtread only
- Product Care
Guide Boot Care:
For proper cleaning of your footwear to descrease the likelihood of spreading Aquatic Invasive Species, please reference our CleanStream™ page.
Guide boots are made water-repellent full grain Nubuck leather. They require little maintenance but should be cleaned and dried.
If using in saltwater always clean and rinse to prevent corrosion.
Use a brush to remove dust and dirt. Choose an old vegetable brush or toothbrush. For maximum thoroughness, remove laces prior to cleaning. Use specialized boot cleaner, saddle soap or maybe a mild dishwashing soap with luke-warm water.
Do not use bar soap or detergents.
Do not place wet boots close to a heat source (fireplace, campfire, wood stove, radiator, heater, sunny windowsill) as this can weaken adhesives and cause materials to become brittle or shrink.
Dry using natural methods (air dry) and try to keep them out of the sun for long periods of time. Boots dry faster when positioned upside-down. If desired, stuff a sheet or two of newspaper into each boot to absorb moisture. Change the paper each hour.
If you see any mold on your boots, brush in a mixture of 80% water and 20% vinegar.
Over time the use of leather conditioners may provide increased water repellency and can prevent cracking and drying of the leather.
Store boots in a place where temperatures are stable and normal. Do not store boots in attics, garages, car trunks or any unventilated spaces.
Never put boot in washing machine.
CleanStream™ is a design philosophy that runs through our line of wading footwear. While not specific to a product feature, this designation does indicate that the product includes features and/or materials that are more resistant to "hitch-hiking" organisms – have less exposed stitching, fewer ridges & pockets and utilize non-absorbent materials – all making the boots easier to inspect, clean and dry faster. All of these elements assist anglers in doing their part to prevent the spread of invasive species. For more information, please visit our CleanStream™ page or these organizations: www.cleanangling.org, www.protectyourwaters.net or www.tu.org.
The STREAMTREAD™ platform is designed for the angling enthusiast looking for all-round, heavy-duty wading footwear. All the styles that feature the STREAMTREAD™ platform have been proividing our faithful with years of reliable, trustworthy wading confidence. The die-cut footbed offers a sturdy, wading-reading deck and the molded TPU heel clip offers secure heel-hold & lateral stability for all day wading security. Die-cut and molded single density EVA midsole creates cushioning for all day wading comfort. Die-cut, full coverage TPU retention plate allows for maximum rigidity and cleat retention for heavy duty wading. All of this wrapped in a molded VIBRAM® IDROGRIP® rubber outsole with 3MM multi-directional lugs for slip resistance in water and toe protection. Also available in a 12mm Felt outsole.
Vibram® soles are built from the bottom up and are designed to overcome very specific obstacles on a variety of terrains. Vibram® invests heavily in research and development of products never overlooking even the most minute detail. Vibram® soles boast innovative compounds and technical sole patterns, specifically developed to meet the challenges of many different environments and applications. www.vibram.us
Schoeller® NanoSphere® - the nanotech-based finishing technology allows dirt and water to simply run off the surface of the textiles. This mimics the natural self-cleaning effect of certain plants whose leaves always remain clean, because dirt simply cannot adhere to the finely structured surface, and is easily washed off when it rains.
- Guide Boots Review by MD Fly Fishing Fanatic
OverallVery good fit from day one.Also about as comfortable as a wading shoe can be.I installed cleats and stars and can just about walk up the side of a mountain.If they don't fit good,you bought the wrong size.Don't worry about the size number,buy a pair that fits.Since they are leather,let them air dry and soak them with silicone leather dressing every few months and they will give you good service.LIKE IT OR NOT EVERYTHING REQUIRES SOME TYPE OF MAINTENANCE.I would have no problem recommending these boots.
(Posted on 10/14/13)
- Great comfort and quality Review by Dale
OverallI waited until the end of my season to write this. I replaced a pair of Rivershed boots, which I mistakenly purchased one size too small. This boot is very comfortable and very stable. It pairs great with my 5 year old G-3 wadders. I feel more secure in these when wadding slick river beds. After a busy season, they show no wear. I strongly recommend this boot. By the way, I got 80% of my original money back selling the Rivershed's on ebay. Says something about the Simms product line.
(Posted on 10/12/13)
- Great Boot Review by Catsailor
OverallFirst off, I have a medical issue from surgery to bottom of my left foot, between 1st and 2nd metatarsal. Surgery left a void in that wonderful "factory installed" cushioning we all take for granted.
So to say I have a tender spot is an understatement.
I need not good but GREAT footwear and these Simms Guide boots
fit the bill. 3rd season still going strong, love them.
(Posted on 9/26/13)
- Great Boot Review by Massi
OverallThese boots have survived two years of extreme fishing. I use them around 120 times a year. In the surf or the river they have not failed. Now unfortunately the bottom of the shoe is coming off. But besides that, great boot.
(Posted on 9/8/13)
- Exemplary Review by Rupsies
OverallBeen fly fishing for about 5 years now, approximately 50-75 days/year. I'm no professional, but my gear gets used. Everything I've bought from Simms has been stellar. These boots are no exception. I'm a size 9.5, I bought a 9, they fit perfectly. They are solid, easy in and out, and have been 100% reliable during the last 18 months I've owned them. I put the studs in, none have fallen out. I'd characterize the traction on slippery rocks to be marginally less then felt. I'd characterize the traction on every other surface imaginable (snow, mud, ice, pavement, gravel, hard-wood, marble, sand, steep banks) to be significantly better than felt. I'll never go back. Nice job, as always.
-Very satisfied, wanna be trout bum
(Posted on 8/27/13)
- Nice boot, construction an issue Review by Jonnysplatte
OverallFirst off, I love simms product. From the design to function its everything I could ask for. Im not sure if Im just on a bad string of luck, but Im on my 2nd pair of guide boots since March 2013. The stitching on the toes started to come apart pretty bad on my first pair. I had approx 30 days in them before the toe wraps came completely undone. Simms sent me another pair (great customer service, thank you) But now after only about 10 days in them, they are starting to do the same thing. Like I said, Maybe Ive just gotten some duds...but at any rate Ill more than likely have to replace these after too long. A great comfortable boot, but I definitely need something more durable. Id expect a pair of these to last many seasons if the toes were dialed in.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our products, and we appreciate our customers letting us know their thoughts on how we can build better gear. Need to get ahold of us, pronto? Drop us a line at 888.585.3570 or email@example.com.
(Posted on 8/19/13)
- pros and cons Review by justin
OverallI've had these boots for a few years now. Used in saltwater and sweet water.
They are heavy. The speed lacing eyelets have eaten through the built in neoprene gravel guards on my waders.
They have held up well to a lot of use. The screw in cleats work pretty well once you figure out where to put them.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the straightforward review. At Simms, we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and hearing from our customers is a great way to find out how we can build better gear. To talk to us or provide more feedback, ring us at 888.585.3570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Posted on 8/19/13)
- Positive Review by Westslope flystaker
OverallI have had these for about 8 years and after 400 + days on the water they are still great, never a problem. They have held up way better than any other boot I have used. I fish freestone rivers on the west slopes of the Rockies, some in deep canyons where you have to be a billy goat to fish, all with no problems. I have the tungsten cleats on the bottom, and those in combination with the sticky rubber, make them pretty good, as good as my climbing boots on rocks, and sticky enough in the stream. Off course, on the cliffs you always have to be careful.
(Posted on 8/7/13)
- Great boots review by BARICK Review by BARCIK
OverallHave had the boots for a few years now. I wade with them in the mountain streams in NSW, Australia mainly while fishing for Trout. I purchased a pair with the rubber Vibram sole and fairly soon had to add on the Simms Studs due to traction problems. The rock around and inside the streams are very slippery and the rubber soles do not hold you in your place. Once the studs were attached I had no problems.
The comfort level of these boots are fantastic. Easy to slip on and they really support the foot with their solid leather construction and high ankle fitting. Love the tough lace up system as well. The boot is a little heavier than other wading boots but this is a small sacrifice for the rewards received in my opinion.
The only manufacturing problem I have with the boot is that one of the boots was built crooked and forces my foot in an obscure angle when walking.
Great boot all round and would recommend them.
(Posted on 7/31/13)
- Amazing footwear! Review by Herman
OverallUpgraded to these boots and love the comfort and support. The vibram soles were very slippery but with the addition of a large number of alubite cleats, these boots grip on the most slippery rocks and mud.
(Posted on 7/16/13)
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