Rivershed™ Boot


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Rivershed Boot - Grey


Hell hath no furry like a river scorned. And with the easy-cleaning capabilities of this CleanStream™ inspired boot it takes little more than a quick rinse and scrub to keep the AIS demons at bay. Housed in a full perimeter of burly rubber, Riversheds™ fuse the exceptional support and durability of a true hiker, with the lightweight capabilities of your favorite runner. Fishing nirvana awaits.


  • CleanStream™ design utilizes high abrasion-resistant panels with water repellent treatment for minimal water absorption & easy cleaning
  • Full perforated neoprene lining with closed-cell foam and full-coverage molded rubber toe cap
  • Full perimeter rubber offers superior durability and ease of cleaning
  • Non-corrosive hardware with high quality nylon laces
  • StreamTread™ Platform
  • Waterproof synthetic leather rubber coated ballistic panels
  • Approximate pair weight (size 10): 62.4 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.)

Simms Wading
Boot Size
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

Footwear 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.



  • 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


Customer Reviews

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Best Boots I own Review by Salvatore
I test gear for Gore, so spend a LOT of time on the water and in the woods beating up all my gear and pushing it to the limits. These boots have not only passed the test, but I'm sure they have saved me a few times! The Streamtred technology has a fantastic grip, even on slippery rocks in the fastest rivers. I no longer miss my felt boots! These boots are not only great for wading, but they have been great for hiking into those hard to reach places as well., If you're like me, you like to fish in seclusion and off the beaten path. These boots allow you to get there quickly and safely. IF these boots ever wear out, I will be buying another pair. They also drain and dry very quickly so mildew should never be an issue. My fishing buddy already dumped his old pair of of boots for these after Steelheading with me one time last winter! He saw how well these performed in the 0 degree temps that day and was sold!

(Posted on 9/18/14)

excellent replacement when korked Review by sgparker
So my other boots 10-15 trips to the river later (from the time purchased) busted out so the sole would not stay on. Met and spoke with the folks at Simms and was sent to RE West to give Simms a try.
These turned out to be the best boots Ive ever owned. Right out of the box we fished YNP hard for a week straight. These were easy on easy off great support and traction the entire time. Can not wait to take on Western NY Steelhead and Salmon in the coming months.

(Posted on 9/7/14)

Best boot I have ever owned in 40+ years. Review by jcchaps
I have been flyfishing/rockhopping for over 40 years. most of the places I fish are as greasy as they come. This is the best boot I have ever owned. Never felt more secure crossing a river. I did add the aluminum cleats and this is the best combination possible. No slipping, no missed steps. Easy on and they slip right off. Perfection! Thanks for another great product!!!

(Posted on 2/13/14)

Cleats wont stay on Review by Cole Shirvell
I have had this boot new for about four weeks now. I have used them about five times for four hours per outing. The carbide cleats will not stay tight on the sole. The attachment method of these cleats needs some more engineering. Either the hole in the sole needs to be smaller or the thread on the screws needs to be bigger, or both. I have to tighten the screws after every trip. The cleats get so loose that they will easily turn by hand at the end of a fishing session. I am sure I will eventually lose these cleats in the river some where. Note that my complaint is about the cleat attachment method. The boots themselves are good so far. CS

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks Cole. There are specific spots where you need to place the cleats, they won't just go anywhere on the sole. You may be placing them correctly but just to make sure please contact us at [email protected] or 888.585.3570 and we can come up with a solution. Thanks

(Posted on 1/27/14)

Favorite Boot Review by Jordan Gill
I'm a Gore Fishing Tech and guide. I practically sleep in the Rivershed boot during the summers I spend guiding in Alaska. The rubber coated ballistic panels offer the best protection when you're putting your boots trough the grind. They offer great ankle support, sturdy enough to hold in the worst of rocks and yet comfortable for those long hikes. These boots are a must have!

(Posted on 1/17/14)

Worth every penny Review by Tito
I guide and fish year round these boots are great! Best boots I 'ever had. Thanks SIMMS for another great product.

(Posted on 1/11/14)

Solid, sturdy, durable Review by Tim
For me these have been great. I have two pair that have held up very well for 3+ years. My normal size for warmer conditions and +1 size for winter fishing. They are not the lightest boots, but they have been very rugged. They have excellent support for me and no problems wearing them for 8 hours at a stretch.

As far as grip goes the Vibram rubber and tread pattern gives good grip on it's own for most of the water that we fish (NH and MA). I added the aluminum cleats and the grip has been great. (I replace the cleats each year or when they have rounded.)

For the frequency and amount that these have been used I have been impressed with the durability and I've seen no separation of components. I have a couple of digs in the rubber from some tough conditions in rocks, but since I didn't feel anything when those happened I will call that a feature.

The only negative is the laces. I only got a couple of weeks out of the originals. I keep some bulk para-cord and make my own now with good results.

I've recommended these to folks we have guided with no reservation.

(Posted on 1/4/14)

Good grip, quality lacking Review by PeaceOutBrownTrout
I saved up for a few months to have "one of the best" boots out there. I will say they do grip well, and I have not added studs or cleats yet. I have been out more than 30 times thus far, so I have had enough time to give my thoughts: The right boot is considerably tighter than the left. I double checked that the sizes matched up, I have laced and relaced several times, even had the fly shop double check the size for me. The left boot is perfect, the right is tight. It makes for a full day on the water uncomfortable. I thought maybe after they broke in it would be better, but that is not the case. I am wearing G3 waders with these. The soles seam to be wearing exceptionally fast. I only put them on when I park the truck by the river, and hike out to my spots. The soles are chunking apart at the toe. Laces are already starting to fray. Last thing which is cosmetic is the gray fabric by the laces does not match boot to boot. One boot is gray, while the other has a green tinge to it.

I will say these are really easy to clean, as I do with them after every excursion. They do grip exceptionally well. My left foot is very comfortable at least, and they are great hikers in boulder fields. For the price, and for saving up for a long time to buy them, I expected more.

[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 [email protected]

(Posted on 8/27/13)

Beefy Review by Jesse
I bought these to replace the 3rd pair of a competitors boot that I wore through in 6 months a piece. After the 3rd pair the free placement wasn't as appealing. I would note that comparably the Rivershed are a heavier boot than most. But what you give in weight you gain in comfort and especially durability. The ultra clean design and lack of excessive styling make them a great choice for those looking for function. With only the laces being permeable, this makes a good choice and an easy clean if you live near an area with a invasive species like didymo. The laces could be more durable, and the Simms replacement laces are not as nice as the originals. Streamtread sole works well, and if you pair in studs(I used Alum and Carbide) they are ready to take on anything you can pitch to them. Overall this is a great buy, and I highly recommend them as a boot. You won't need to worry about it falling apart.

(Posted on 8/22/13)

Perfect for long hikes Review by NZ and MT Angler
I bought these for a trip to New Zealand. Felt boots are banned in NZ so if you are in headed to NZ, I recommend these boots. These boots were perfect for long hikes. I recently used them during some of the more crowded weeks (and brutally hot temps) in Montana and put 70 miles on them in 7 days. My feet were fine. No blisters. The one thing I recommend for the Vibram soles is to buy the AlumiBrite studs because without them you will be slipping and sliding. The studs help a lot especially for river crossings and navigating through pocket water while chasing South Island browns upstream around boulders and steering them out of snags only to have them take you into your backing as you stumble after them downstream...

(Posted on 8/8/13)

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