RipRap Shoe



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Fishing 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

Simms Shoe
Sandal or Flip
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

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.


Customer Reviews

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Top Notch Wading Shoe Review by PhillyAngler
I spend a great deal of time wading streams, rivers and lakes with a wide variety of bottoms. The RipRap Shoe served admirably in all conditions. The RipRap is comfortable both in and out of the water. I've thoroughly field tested the shoe and would highly recommend this product.

(Posted on 9/3/13)

Excellent product. Review by murray
I fish in Oregon where rock hopping is a constant challenge. The traction of these shoes is better than any shoes I have owned. Keep producing excellent products

(Posted on 8/14/13)

best all around sport shoe i have owned Review by SJB
I gave these shoes their christening on a week long trip to Alaska, a week of daily wading both fresh and salt water along with mountain hiking, bushwacking, bouldering and trailrunning.

i found they dried quickly but were fine to hike in wet or dry, with and without socks. They also did well over neoprene booties. Surprisingly they didn't smell too bad after a week of constant use, a relief to my fellow airplane passengers no doubt.

Some of the bushwacking was pretty intense and some brush tore a small section of the mesh toe area, but that was easily fixed w shoe goo. At this point, i can't see a reason to wear any other shoes this summer, work or play. i can't imagine a thing to improve

(Posted on 8/5/13)

great wading shoe Review by Jackson
By far the best option for wet wading, I have had a pair for a while and can honestly say there is no better option for wading than these. The vibram sole grip well on river rocks, and the absence of holes in the Side, unlike other wading sandals means no rocks reeking havoc on your feet. I often hike to fishing areas and these work perfect for that as well. Only complaint is I would like to see a more hiking shoe like Footbed, instead of one similar to a wading boot for added comfort on long days, and hikes.

(Posted on 8/2/13)

kickass! Review by gimpwrangler
I 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
I 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
Wore 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
I 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
I 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 8/10/12)

Amazing Shoe Review by TK
Bought 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 8/10/12)

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