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Freestone Boot - Brown


The Freestone® is a classic Simms design revamped with CleanStream™ and StreamTread™ technologies to address all your contemporary fishing needs. Features include abrasion-resistant panels with water repellent treatment for minimal water absorption and easy cleaning, as well as Simms’ signature Nylon speed lacing-system for a lightweight, bomber boot at a fantastic price.


  • CleanStream™ design utilizes high abrasion-resistant panels with water repellent treatment for minimal water absorption & easy cleaning
  • Rubber toe & heel provide protection from abrasion
  • Padded collar & tongue
  • Nylon speed lacing system for lightweight corrosion-resistance
  • EVA wedge with rubber midsole
  • Synthetic construction
  • Approximate pair weight (size 10): 67.2 oz
  • Men's whole sizes: 5 - 16, 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:, or

  • 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.


Customer Reviews

26 Review(s)

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Good Boot Review by Steve
This is a good sturdy boot that is very roomy. I ordered a size larger as per sizing chart. Traction was good on multiple surfaces without cleats. I will probably add the cleats.

The boot is a little bulkier than I thought, maybe because of the extra larger size I ordered. I will just spend more time tightening them up next time.

(Posted on 6/5/13)

good work Review by giancarlo
Very good boot,but you must add on star cleats...there isn't a ''gold standard'' for fishing boots,but this is a very good product.

(Posted on 3/8/13)

Great boots!!!! Review by Abram
Durability - excellent, can hardly tell my boots have been averaging 15-20 hours of use each month over the past 2.5 years. Traction in water - good, but they are not felt. Took me a couple trips to get comfortable in the type of traction they provide. Traction getting to the water - excellent. Lets face it, most of the challenge is getting to the water. These boots excel on trails, mud, snow, ice. Way more stable than felt. Comfort - absolutely. They fit like a glove with a spacious toe box. Overall, very good investment in a quality product. A bit expensive, but you get your money's worth.

(Posted on 1/6/13)

Excellent tread, poor eyelet construction. Review by Erik
I bought the Freestone boot as an emergency purchase prior to steelhead fishing this November. I expected to get a pair of Rivershed boots but as they were not in stock these were the next best choice. After spending six hours on the water I realized three things. The tread was excellent, allowing me to easily move along slate creek beds. Secondly,the boots were comfortable. And lastly, I noticed a rivet of my left boot had come out. This poor quality coupled with the twelve plastic eyelets featured on this boot has persuaded me to look for another boot with better eyelet construction.

(Posted on 12/13/12)

good boots Review by sgtbowhunter
These are pretty good wading boots. I took the advice of the guy who owns the fly shop in town and bought these. I was looking at getting the boa laces but the regular laces have worked just fine. These boots appear well made and have withstood one river salmon season and part of the late fall steelhead season and are still like new! The soles are very grippy on slick surfaces and comfortable on all day excursions. The price is right on these and you won't be disappointed with them.

(Posted on 12/12/12)

Freestone Boot Review by J.Hallingse
Purchased these to go with my Freestone waders. Great quality and I really like the vibram soles. Friends recommended felt but I liked the durability of the rubber. I had no problem walking in quick moving waters on slick rocks. I would definitely recommend.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Plastic eyelets Review by Rick
One of the plastic eyelets cracked and pulled out of the rivet on the fourth use. Boots are less than a month old. Simms repair service is great, so I will be sending them in, but I wish I had purchased a different boot. I got these because they are all synthetic and thought they would last longer than the other models.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Use with aluminum cleats Review by Jon
Love the aluminum cleats with the stream tread. Grippy, easy on the gas and brake pedals.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Great for the salt Review by John H
The best boot for saltwater! The synthetic construction lasts with the unique wet/drying cycles of fishing the salt. Leather boots ultimately shrink with time and get more stiff and uncomfortable. These boots are comfortable in all seasons. I have owned this model boot for at least three design upgrades and this is the best one yet. I always use the screw in cleats and have no issues with traction.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Great boots, pity about the Vibram Review by Stephen
The latest Freestone is a significantly better boot than the old one, which I have fished for the past 5 years. However the Vibram sole does not live up to its reputation - not even close. In fact, for the sort of intense wading / nymphing we do in SA, they are downright dangerous. They have very limited grip on wet rocks, and I spent considerably more time falling and sliding than I have ever done on my old felt soled Freestones. The boots, though, are a lot softer and make a lot less noise on the riverbed than their predecessors. A significantly more comfortable fit, at least for my feet. I think the felt soled Freestones will be great when they are released. Avoid these if you intend wading in anything other than the slowest shallowest water.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

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