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DescriptionFishing environments can throw plenty of obstacles at your feet. And Simms recognizes that a performance shoe, just like your boots, must keep pace with these blistering underfoot demands. The RipRap has a casual look and feel, but it’s ready to dodge, weave, and punch back thanks to wading boot technology such as StreamTread™ soles.
- Sticky rubber wading outsole featuring StreamTread™ soles
- Non-absorbent and perforated upper materials for quick draining & drying
- Anti-odor, quick-dry, cushioned EVA footbed
- Quick-pull lace for slip on/off convenience and reliable security
- Fully enclosed design to keep out debris
- Perforated foam construction for comfortable wear
- Synthetic waterproof leather construction
- Approximate pair weight (size 10): 28.8 oz
- Men's sizes: 8 - 13 (whole sizes) 9.5, 10.5, 11.5
- Width D
- NOT compatible with any cleats or studs
- Size Chart
Men's Footwear Size Chart
Sandal or Flip
USA Euro UK CM 5 5 38 4.5 23 6 6 39 5.5 23.5 7 7 40 6 24.4 8 8 41 7 25.4 9 9 42 8 26 9.5 9.5 42.5 8.5 26.7 10 10 43 9 27 10.5 10.5 43.5 9.5 27.3 11 11 44 10 27.9 11.5 11.5 44.5 10.5 28.3 12 12 45 11.5 28.6 13 13 46 12.5 29.4 14 14 47 13.5 30.2
Not all styles available in all sizes; please see individual shoe/sandal/flip dropdown for size specifics
- Product Care
For proper cleaning of your footwear to descrease the likelihood of spreading Aquatic Invasive Species, please reference our CleanStream™ page.
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 footwear in a place where temperatures are stable and normal. Do not store footwear in attics, garages, car trunks or any unventilated spaces.
Never put footwear in washing machine.
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
- kickass! Review by gimpwrangler
OverallI bought my shoes a week ago. I fish in Grand Teton NP a few times a week. I never wear socks or neoprene, just rock the shoes. They rule on the big and small rocks, perfect traction. Hiking in and out of the lakes and rivers, these shoes deliver! Comfortable, quick drying, good looking, and most of all, functional. Thanks! Huge fan.
(Posted on 6/30/13)
- Good wet wading alternative Review by Scubafish
OverallI like wet wading streams in NC in the summer, but I have always had one complaint. No matter what I do, I end up walking on sand and gravel, which other reviewers have pointed out is very uncomfortable. Nothing is going to keep out all sand or small gravel when you are walking in current all day. These shoes do a good job of draining and drying quickly, without collecting a lot of sand and gravel. I recently use them in two different streams and a river. I only stopped to empty sand once. That was after use in a sandy river with a lot of current. Using them without cleats, they are not as reliable as my Headwaters boots with cleats, but they are way better than sandals and they are better for the streams than felt. I managed to stay on my feet after a long day in three challenging environments. And they are great in my kayak or canoe. For this reason alone, it don't want the cleats in these shoes.
(Posted on 6/26/13)
- Great wading shoe Review by Ireelm
OverallWore these on a 5 day kayak float on the New River in VA. I wore a pair of wool socks with the shoes and had a comfortable fishing trip the entire time. The river was a mixture if sand, gravel, and river rocks. Gravel stayed out of my shoe, very little sand was retained in the shoe, and I had great traction through the river rocks. Good product.
(Posted on 6/8/13)
- Great flats wading shoe Review by Mike
OverallI had an injury to my ankle years ago that makes wearing boots difficult. I bought these shoes for a trip to Christmas Island and used them in conduction with Simms wet wading socks. They worked perfectly. The stretch opening for the shoe kept sand and rocks out of the shoe and the wet wading socks kept my skin very comfortable. I would highly recommend this combination for wading the flats as an alternative to flats boots.
(Posted on 6/1/13)
- Great wading shoe Review by Angle4all
OverallI bought these a month ago, and just got back from their maiden voyage floating and wade fishing 3 days on a very rugged stream out west that has gnarly jagged basalt rocks, small pebbles, and sand. I floated the river in a pontoon boat with "caddis" flippers, and I took the flippers off when wade fishing certain spots. AWESOME PRODUCT. No complaints...My feet are in great shape as I type this. Even after using them underneath flippers for 3 days, and wade fishing in several substrates. For the bad reviews...I don't understand them at all. I bought these because I was tired of having rocks get in my keens via the open heel design of a sandal, and I wanted full protection against jagged rocks. These fixed the problem. I walked on slippery rocks with no traction problems at all. They survived the jagged basalt rock the river is known for and protected my feet perfectly. The toe design is very protective, and all this while maintaining a shoe that is significantly lighter in my opinon than the keens. At camp I took them off and wore flip flops, and in the morning the rip raps would be dry. It was 94 degrees, but thats still pretty cool! My keens would have been soaking wet still. What more do you want?
(Posted on 8/9/12)
- Amazing Shoe Review by TK
OverallBought the Ripraps to use fishing out West. Shoes performed great in and out of a drift boat on the Green River, stuck like glue to the bottom of the Colorado. During the trip I lost one of my hiking boots on a hike in fishing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. Continued hiking in my Ripraps for 3 miles up climbing 1000' in elevation, fished Fern Lake, and hiked back out 4 more miles. These shoes are AMAZING. They were comfortable hiking in as they are to fish in. Did not have any problem with gravel getting in. This was without socks or booties.
(Posted on 8/9/12)
- Good theory, bad reality Review by Clint
OverallI bought these sandals because of their full foot coverage and the ability to add the "Hard Bite" cleats for “superior traction”. Well, after adding the cleats I found that the screws used to secure the cleats poked through the midsole of my sandal and into my foot! Of course, this was intolerable and even after moving the cleats to non-pressure areas of the sole I could still feel them. The cleats also come loose very quickly and really don't add traction as far as I could tell. I used these sandals in several tail-waters throughout eastern TN and freestone streams in the Smokies. I was constantly annoyed by the cleats and I was not able to remove them without much effort and/or destroying the soles so I ended up chunking the sandals in disgust and replacing them with a pair of Merrells. I'd rank the sandals alone (without the addition of the silly cleats) as adequate to slightly above average. I am surprised that Simms has such an obviously flawed product on the market.
(Posted on 8/9/12)
- Disappointed Review by wade4trout
OverallNot what I had hoped for. Replaced my 4-5 year old Keen's with these. First the traction isn't that much better than normal sandals. Second sand and fine gravel still get into the shoe with no way to get it out with taking the shoe off. This is the most discouraging thing about the shoe. They are comfortable and are typical Simm's high quality. Should have just went with the sandal version.
(Posted on 7/17/12)
- No grip - bad sock liner Review by opete
OverallHad high hopes for this shoe as a replacement for my felt sole wading sandals. Unfortunately those hopes were dashed the first time I stepped into the Eagle River and almost went down, following which I eventually did go down a couple more times getting a good soaking. Things didn't get better on the shore, as they didn't work on the bank side rocks either until the rubber sole was dry. Added to that, the sock liner supposed to keep gravel out didn't do that either. Then you immediately have to pull the shoe off & empty it or suffer the agony of all that gravel compressed against the foot. Good looking shoe but not functional at all. I'll go back to felt.
(Posted on 7/16/12)
- Best wet wading shoe Review by Justin
OverallBest wet wading shoes I've had on. Here in Arizona, we are able to enjoy the nice cool water during the hot summer months. The Simms Rip Rap shoe provides excellent stability and comfort. The Stream Tread soles grip the ground as you jump from rock to rock and prevent gravel from entering. Excellent shoe period.
(Posted on 7/16/12)
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