OceanTek Boot

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OceanTek Boot - Light Grey


From Montauk stripers in skinny-water to marching for bull redfish in the thick of fall, Simms’ OceanTek™ Boot is engineered to exceed the demands of the sea. Boots are powered by an ultra-grippy non-marking Vibram® outsole and feature 360-degrees of rock-stomping rubber rand durability. Neoprene lined and sized for Simms waders or guard socks.


  • Non-marking Vibram® outsole
  • Full perimeter rubber rand for durability
  • Nylon speed lacing system for corrosion resistance
  • Outsole will accept HardBite™ star cleats, AlumiBite™ cleats and HardBite™ studs for added traction
  • Neoprene lining with closed-cell foam & full coverage molded rubber toe cap for comfort and durability
  • Sized for use with Simms® waders or guard socks for varied wading conditions
  • Waterproof synthetic leather upper with full rubber rand
  • Approximate pair weight (size 10): 59.2 oz
  • Men's whole sizes: 8 - 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.)

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.



  • 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

10 Review(s)

10 Item(s)

Tip to dry boots Review by Portland Bill
As with most wading boots, they'll dry out quicker if stored upside down.

(Posted on 7/13/15)

Best boot for Gulf Coast Bays! Review by RS
I've had these boots for 2 years. Wear them year round. With waders in winter. I use your wading socks with them in warm weather. I wade on a lot of oyster reefs, mud and sand. They wear like iron and comfortable too! An added unexpected benefit. A friend has the same boot and was hit on the side of the boot by a sting ray. The super tough material kept the barb from completely penetrating.
Great pruduct!

(Posted on 5/24/15)

High quality boot Review by JP
I recently purchased a pair of these, and I am extremely satisfied. These boots are very well made, they are solid and durable. I've been looking for a good saltwater boot, and these are perfect, they are great from surf fishing in the sand, or climbing out on the jetty, with the kleets I feel very safe. They also hold up well walking the sod banks of the bay, the mud washes off very easily. Most importantly, they are very comfortable and warm, without being too heavy. I ordered one size larger than my normal shoe size as they recommend for pairing with their stockingfoot waders, and they fit perfectly.

(Posted on 4/2/15)

Good boot Review by DarthWader
After going through 5 pairs of another company's wading boot due to corroding hardware, I was ecstatic to find this boot. Finally a boot I can use stalking the sod backs for stripers and weakfish. My only complaint is that the left boot rubs horrible on my inside ankle. it hurts so bad I gave it three stars, because everything else is perfect.

Since I don't see anyone else reporting a similar problem, I can only assume that
1) i have a wierd ankle or
2) there may be a manufacturing defect where the the material wasn't cut or sewn right.

I've never had this problem with any other boot or shoe,so i'm leaning towards number 2. Either way, if i could lace my left boot all the way and not have to put a pad in there when I wear them, it gets 5 stars, easy.

(Posted on 6/10/14)

Great quality Review by Big D
I am 2 years into this boot... I probably bought one of the first off the line. The 14's fit perfect and feel great. I surf fish in So Cal so my needs are a bit different than those that fish up north. I have been through numerous competitors boots - some have literally separated and fallen apart within 2 years - however, these seem to be holding up extremely well! I only fish with waders 6-7 months out of the year and switch to wet wading the the rest of the year. Those six or so months of wading I put the hurt on my boots big time! The surf zone with all the sand and salt challenge any construction. The only negative is the lack of drainage and subsequent time it takes for them to dry out after a session. I keep my waders and boots out of direct light during the dry-out period and it takes the boots a good 2-3 days or so for them to dry. Fix that issue and this becomes the go-to top quality surf fishing wader boot on the market - period - IMO.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks Big D. Great feedback. We have passed this along to R&D.

(Posted on 4/7/14)

Finally! Review by CT
Thank you for finally designing a boot for wearing with waders. Gone are the days of cramped toes. These boots feel great while wearing my G4z's.

For those thinking of buying: I normally wear a 9.5 men's shoe. The size 10 fit perfect with my waders.

(Posted on 2/22/14)

Awesome boot Review by TM
These are great for wading, and are extremely comfortable! I was worried when I bought these that they wouldn't work well in rivers but they proved me wrong and they were fantastic, my only problem was when you tighten them for the first 10 minutes of wearing them they are a little rough on the ankles but after that they are golden!

(Posted on 12/15/13)

Incredible Saltwater boot Review by Clint
THESE ARE INCREDIBLE... I've never been more comfortable and stable wading over shell and mud in boots before. The fit with my G4's are great. My feet don't feel cramped like they did in my other boots.. Thanks Simms for looking out for the Saltwater anglers.. You rock!!

(Posted on 11/22/13)

Great Boot Review by DM
Thank you Simms for coming out with a boot that feels great with waders! The increased width in the Oceantek Boot makes a world of difference when you are on an all day wade.

(Posted on 10/4/13)

Disappointed Review by JCF
I own many fine Simms products but the OceanTek Boot is a disappointment - although the quality of materials and craftsmanship is high they eliminated the drain vents by the sole so these boots stay damp for days.

[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 5/3/13)

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