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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Near Perfect Review by Stihlhead
Very well made boots that are easy to get in and out of.

Vibram is good on pretty much any surface. The soles are coming away a little at the toes but considering the amount of walking I do on boulder strewn rivers looking for salmon they have held up well so far as i go into my third year with them.

Worth the money.

(Posted on 3/16/13)

Great Boot for any sitaution Review by Bkatz1
Whether I am wading rocky creeks or slim covered river bottoms these boot had me covered. Light, comfortable, and great traction make these boots a solid buy. The durability and reliability of these boots are the icing on the cake. Great Buy.

(Posted on 1/23/13)

Year 4 Review by daved810
I'm in the 4th year of using these, and they get a lot of use. They are light and very comfortable. For those of you that use cheaper boots the ankle support may be a bit awkward at first but you will quickly adapt. I use the alumibite cleats as well. I find they are an awesome combination on wet bare rock. Hiking in and out is a breeze. I love how they slip off so easily. Some others have complained how the sole peels from the toe. I bought from a reputable fly shop in Calgary and he told me to expect it, and when it happens just to trim it off - that was 4 years ago. I'm finally wearing the vibram sole down, and I'll just replace the sole. Simms makes it easy - 60 bucks! I used to by cheap boots every 18 months...not anymore. What a difference. Great buy. I'll buy the same boots again when I need to.

(Posted on 12/17/12)

Rivershed boot Review by MTrout
Outstanding boot! Great fit, comfortable. Has good wearability. I fish mostly the Montana & Wyoming rivers. Great boot!!! Keep up the good work Simms.

(Posted on 12/11/12)

almost perfect Review by salmon nut
bought these boots in spring and used them twice. now that it's salmon season i've been in them another 8 or 9 times in the past 2 months. i love everything about these boots! super comfy and light. i dig the rubber rand around the whole boot. great for hiking up the river and wading BUT to my dismay after less than 12 uses the rubber sole has begun to peel off at the toe. i'm sure simms will be good about fixing/replacing them but it's prime coho time and i can't afford to be without these babies shipping them off for several weeks. guess i'll try to find a window to ship back when the action slows down. so i'm giving 3 stars cause they delaminated so qiuckly but everything else about the boot rocks.

(Posted on 11/8/12)

Very good boot Review by Rick
The best wading boot I have worn. Easy walking & comfortable. In my second year with the Rivershed boot and they are holding up well. I was initially concerned about moving away from felt but the vibram bottom is holding well even on the tricky bottom of the Schuylkill River. More quality & value over other top line boots I have owned.

(Posted on 11/8/12)

Great Boot; Great Value Review by Fishing Guy
I am only on the water 50-60 days per year, many of which are in a boat. But i wear boots every time I am out because you never know if you're going to get into a situation where they may be needed.

Every day i wear these, they provide great traction, stability and support. On top of it, they're incredibly comfortable and durable.

Highly recommend these to anyone thinking about new fishing boots!

(Posted on 8/17/12)

Light weight and durable Review by Ryan
Light weight and durable. I am going on my 3rd season with these and have not had a problem. Great if you need to hike around and be mobile. One thing I've noticed with other wading boots is that after years of getting wet and drying over and over, the boots will shrink and harden, these have not done this. I've gone through a couple pairs of laces, but that's expected.

(Posted on 8/9/12)

never look back Review by Utahn
I reluctantly switched from felt to these boots with studs. I fish year round and got tired of hauling 10lbs. of snow in the winter and moss in the summer. So I found my self looking for another option. My first and formost worry were the muscles that my felt soles could carry. My local fly shop recomended these to me. Yes you could pay less for another boot but you wouldn't have the protection for the ankle and toe (which the older I get seems to come into play more often.) Plus the added grip from the studs. They don't grip as well in some situations as my felt soles but in others they grip better. I found that I had to re-train my self how to approch the moss and rocks but in the end I have loved these and will never look back. Thanks Simms!!

(Posted on 8/9/12)

Rivershed Boot Review by I Perez
These boots are bomb proof, I'm about to order my second pair. But the first pair have been phenom. I have walked all over the Western U.S. and all over countless rivers in NZ with these boots. You will go through several pairs of laces before you get these boots down. I have put an average 120 days a year on the water the last two years I've had these boots and I couldn't be happier.

(Posted on 8/9/12)

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