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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Best Grip Ever Review by Ron Brooks
PA recently has engaged in prohibiting the use of felt bottom boots. I was not convinced that there was a rubber tread boot out there that could provide traction. After 2 days on Penns creek with these boots I am convinced! Combined with the hardbite cleats this boot was amazing. I easily waded accross massive rocks without slipping, didn't even need my wading staff. Still can't believe I was gripping on the rocks that were covered in algea and submerged completely under water without slipping. I've never achieved this in felt bottom boots while fishing this creek. The support around the ankles with these boots is great too. This provided me great balance without rolling my ankles.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Superb Boot Review by Bob
I have had the boot for several years. It is quite comfortable - easy to put on and take off over waders, and easy to walk to the river or walk in the river. It has held up well for over 100 fishing days. I would highly recommend the boot to anyone.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Outstanding product Review by stream stalker
After many years of buying cheaper wading boots, I finally stepped up to the plate and purchased my first pair of Simms wading boots - the Rivershed Boot. WOW!!! Incredible fit and feel. I really like the material used inside the boot - I believe it is neoprene. Having the neoprene inside the boot makes them go on and off very easily. In addition, I had my doubts about the vibram sole. I was leary that it would provide enough traction on rocks (like felt does). Well, my leariness is gone. The Vibram sole is great on rocks and allows me to also climb up and down muddy river banks. Just an awesome boot..........try one, you will agree.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Not quite gonna do it! Review by Headwaters angler
I've come to understand that I fish extremely too much and have always struggled to find wading boots that last more than a season. These boots had the potential in the beginning but after their first full year the toe lip was peeling off, the toe wrapping was cracking apart, the material surrounding the laces was completely disintegrating and the soles were wearing very thin. They're still really comfortable and are a great concept, but the materials and construction have failed me.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Rivershed boots Review by rapala bill
Great boots very light,great grip and very easy to slip on,very well made and dry out quickly. They handle the scottish terrain very well,i have added the new style cleat to the soles and have yet to slip on grass or rock.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Best Boot for Hiking Review by Redbear
These are the boots to buy if you trail hike and/or wade "aggressively." I just bought my second pair with the newer StreamTread sole and two packs of AlumiBite Star Cleats because my first pair after four or five years of hard use have just started to show a bit of sole peel on the front end, although they will likely get me through this next season. They have worn and performed better than the previous four pairs of wading boots I have owned. Given the quality of these boots, the price is fair and competitive. How much is a broken leg going to cost you?

(Posted on 7/16/12)

A Solid Boot Review by Justin
These boots have provided me with great comfort and stability hiking in demanding backcountry. The lightweight construction allows me to move aroung all day without fatigue. Great traction both in and out of the water.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

The Older Model was Better Review by Jason D
I got these boots after seeing how much my father enjoyed them, but upon getting mine, I noticed that they were not as comfortable, nor as stable, as my fathers pair. Mine do not have any ankle padding or support in them. Of course I didn't notice this until I used them for one day and was unable to return them. I was quite disappointed because I bought these for the ankle support that I saw on my fathers. Without that padding, they feel like any other competitors wading boot. I am not impressed for what I paid for these.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Indredible Review by NJTrout
I bought these boots 2 weeks ago and they are fantastic. I should have purchased these in January 2011 when I bout my Simms Headwaters waders. But I got talked into buying a competitors boot at the fly fishing show. What a mistake, don't buy any others, just get the Simms and you won't be disappointed. No more pinched or hurting feet and ankles.The soles are so good you almost don't need cleats except for the real slimy green rocks.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Wish They Were Felt Review by DJL
I've used my fair share of wading boots. I fish hard and put my gear through the paces pretty well. I've had these boots for a year now, with over 90 days on the water. They barely look used. The Rivershed boots are the toughest wading boots I've ever used (though my first pair of Simms). However I have found two issues. The first being that the eyelets that hold the laces are sharp and have a tendency to cut the laces. I had to replace the laces after less than 5 trips, but Simms was there to offer me two new sets for free. I haven't had any issues with the laces since. The second issue is the need for felt. These are my first pair of non-felt boots. I studded and cleated them with the Simms kit and found that they performed well on most surfaces, but I still found myself wishing I had felts. I see that as of this year, Simms has brought back felt in their Guide and Headwater models. It's unfortunate that they have not done so for all their models. Overall these boots are excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

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