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DescriptionSimms has reintroduced felt to a selection of its wading boot line-up, including the HeadwatersTM. Felt has solid grip, it’s lightweight, and offers advantages in certain wading environments. Please follow clean angling practices, limit felt soles to single watersheds, and help keep these vital resources healthy.
- CleanStream™ design utilizes Schoeller®-dynatec mesh panels & synthetic leather upper for easy cleaning
- Materials used in this boot make this design the lightest in the Simms wading boot line-up
- EVA wedge midsole construction
- Rubber toe & TPU heel clip increase durability and provide abrasion resistance
- High quality, non-corrosive hardware & contoured speed lacing system
- Synthetic construction and NanoSphere® water-resistant finish
- Approximate pair weight (size 10): 35 oz
- Men's whole sizes: 7 - 14, Width: EEE
- 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
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.
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.
- Great boot! Review by Brad
OverallFor 3+ seasons of hard hiking on the Olympic Peninsula Rivers for steelhead/salmon and a week long trip to POW, these boots flat out performed. Lightweight, great ankle support, and a good price make these a must have. When I saw that Simms was coming back out with the felt line I picked up a new pair which seem to have the same standard of quality as the last pair. *The new pair seems a little wider in the toe box than the previous pair for an fyi.
(Posted on 8/9/12)
- The Bomb Review by Reed
OverallI have owned numerous pairs of wading boots from several makers. This felt simms headwater boot is the best. I own the rubber soled pair as well. They are super light. I hiked them into the deep Yellowstone backcountry last year and they will make the trip again in just 8 days. Great boot. I would buy these over all others in the line up. I will be buying a spare pair soon. A+ Simms.
(Posted on 7/17/12)
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