Freestone® Boot

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Freestone Boot - Brown
Features

Description

The Freestone® is a classic Simms design revamped with CleanStream™ and StreamTread™ technologies to address all your contemporary fishing needs. Features include abrasion-resistant panels with water repellent treatment for minimal water absorption and easy cleaning, as well as Simms’ signature Nylon speed lacing-system for a lightweight, bomber boot at a fantastic price.

Features

  • CleanStream™ design utilizes high abrasion-resistant panels with water repellent treatment for minimal water absorption & easy cleaning
  • Rubber toe & heel provide protection from abrasion
  • Padded collar & tongue
  • Nylon speed lacing system for lightweight corrosion-resistance
  • EVA wedge with rubber midsole
  • Synthetic construction
  • Approximate pair weight (size 10): 67.2 oz
  • Men's whole sizes: 5 - 16, Width EEE
  • Click here for StreamTread™ cleat patterns and Vibram® Resoling resources

Technologies

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
USA
Size
Euro
Size
UK
Size
CM
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

Video

CleanStream™


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.

Technology

Technologies

  • 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

Reviews

Customer Reviews

30 Review(s)

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Completely Satisfied Review by Alaska Hunter
Overall
I had already ordered my waders at the time of our exploratory trip to check out the river in preparation for our moose hunting trip in a motorized canoe, but the waders were not in yet. Not having my new breathable chest waders, I went in my faithful rubber hip waders. The trip was treacherous! We were navigating a shallow, swift river. We were in an out of the canoe. When out of the canoe, my feet were slipping a lot on the river rocks. I began to wonder if we should start looking for a new place to hunt. I simply did not feel safe.

With two weeks separating the exploratory trip from the actual hunt , a lack of a better place to hunt, and a great desire to get a moose (which we did not do), we decided to do the trip. But this time, I had my waders and the Freestone boots. The boots made all the difference in the world. Where my feet were slipping before, I was able to walk with complete confidence. Had I not had done the trip before, I would not have believe that the river was so slippery.

My feet are extra fussy, but I was able to fit my orthotics into the wader boot. Adding my orthotics made the Freestones as comfortable as any hiking boot. (The orthotics were not to overcome a deficiency in the boots. I wear a pair of orthotics in all my shoes.)

I am now thinking of doing a hike in and raft out moose hunt. Since weight will be a premium, I think the Freestone and a pair of neoprene sock might serve as a perfect boot to hike the 8 to 10 miles in and then raft out (hopefully with a moose this time).

I did not want to spend the money for the Freestone boots and tired on ever other cheaper boot that I could find. Nothing worked! After on day on the river, I did not feel bad about spending the extra money. I think these boots saved the hunt.

(Posted on 11/3/14)

Great fitting boots Review by Flyguy139
Overall
I recently (fall of 2014) got back into fly fishing and finally able to get into top gear. I replaced a 6 year old pair of canvas/felt boots that were affordable at the time and lets just say they well used! I tried these boots on and wow!, they are just like wearing a good pair of hiking boots. We've had to search for Steelhead so far this season and today I must have walked at least 5 miles back and forth both in the creeks and on the muddy banks and they were very comfortable and stable. I have the rubber sole and had them studded with Simms studs and so far I haven't really slipped yet on algae covered rocks, down banks etc. and feel very secure walking in, around and over anything. I wear a size 10 with regular shoes and they recommend going a size up and the 11's fit perfect with waders and Simms wading socks on. These boots have already seen their fair share of rocks, limbs and everything else in a creek and they are doing well! I really like the extra protection on the toes, Ive kicked a few bigger rocks trudging through stained creeks and barely felt it. great boots!

(Posted on 10/12/14)

great first boot Review by JP first timer
Overall
First pair of wading boots. My brother told me I wouldn't regret buying Simms and I agree. I am impressed with the quality of how they are built, clearly high quality and will last. I spent ~8 hours a day for 3 days on first use and never had discomfort, and I wasn't tripping over them. Good to have a brand I can trust as I buy more gear. Only negative on this pair is they are heavy.

(Posted on 9/18/14)

Ok Boot Review by DanRoper
Overall
I bought these boots a couple of years ago. I fish at least once a week sometimes two or three times for 4 or 5 hours a time. I love to fish in the winter and I think the cold temperatures were really hard on the boots. I started to see cracks along the creases and some of the stitching started to come out. By the end of the second year the soles where totally worn out and had started to peel at the toe. Mid way through the third season the insole developed a lump and they were too uncomfortable to wear so I had to retire them. However I give them three stars because if you fish less than me and not in the cold they would last longer. Case and point my friend has these same boots and doesn't fish in the winter and they have lasted him four or five years now. I think I would save up and buy a higher end boot if you fish alot or in colder temps though :)

(Posted on 9/7/14)

Finally a great boot that fits! Review by Dave M49
Overall
After several years for struggling with too small wading boots, I went on a deliberate search for good, well-fitting boots. The Freestones are the best - and as far as I could find with an extensive search - the ONLY size 16EEE wading boots made! For the first time, I was actually comfortable fishing and hiking in these boots! They performed extremely well - with the neoprene collar snugging them well above my ankles and providing great support, yet enough give to not be difficult to walk in. Simms is absolutely correct in sizing them: one size bigger than your street shoe. I wear 15EE's and the 16EEE was perfect when worn with a athletic sock and neoprene stocking foot waders. Total comfort - and best of all - very EASY to put on and off. The heel straps are large and allow for use of 3-4 fingers to pull them on. Very nice.

I was concerned about the Vibram soles since I'd used felt soles - however, that seems misplaced. I was careful in foot placement on slick rocks but never had any traction or slipping problems. The tread worked very well.

Others have written that they seemed slow to dry. Although I have only used them once so far, I didn't find that to be the case. Ruggedly made and tough, they ought to give me years of use.

(Posted on 5/7/14)

Awesome boot Review by BWA
Overall
I wear a size 15 shoe and the size 16 boots fit perfect. Used them this past weekend for the first time. Good traction and support. i highly recommend these boots

(Posted on 5/5/14)

Awesome Boots Review by Das Beak
Overall
I recently picked up a pair of these boots and I can't complain. They offer a lot of support and paired up with the Hardbite Cleats they are even more amazing I can get way more grip in the water to get to my favorite spots. I probably would have given them 5 stars but I've only had them for a month. Time will only tell. I fish at least 4 days a week 5+ plus hours each time they haven't shown any signs of wear yet. My only complaint is I wish Simms would give you a sticker or two

(Posted on 5/2/14)

Big men leave big impressions. Review by Piano Man
Overall
These boots are fantastic. And thank you Simms for recognizing that without you EEE size many of us would be left on the banks. A lot of outdoorsmen like me wear clothes north of XL. And most likely that "larger than life" frame is supported by something larger than medium width feet. Thank you for being a company that recognizes a "wider" market. It is obvious to me that your competition doesn't look down at the feet of their patrons. What a waste. I hope you walk away with the EEE boot market. Keep up your great work.

(Posted on 4/29/14)

A little heavy, but strong and long lasting! Review by Jordan
Overall
Worn these for over 2 years of fishing with about 100-120 days of total fishing at 6-8 hrs per day. They are a little heavy, but extremely comfortable for long wear. My only issue is on long jokes, and even then it's not terrible, but you might feel the weight of heavy feet.

In any case, I've finally worn the soles of these boots down to the point where I needed to do something and decided to add aluminum cleats instead of buying new boots. No tears, no separation and the boots with new cleats will give me a newish boot with years left for little cost $60 in aluminum cleats. I'm sold and love these boots. I will say that I did buy some Guide Boots, but I'll save them til these freestones wear out, which is probably a year away at least. Thanks Simms for making great gear.

(Posted on 4/6/14)

Better than most but not as good as I wished. Review by Lea
Overall
Let me preface my review with the comment that I use these for stream surveys and put way more miles on them than the average fisherman. Around 5 miles a day 4 days a week 6 months a year.

I have been using these boots for several years now and they hold up better than any other boot I have used. However, they are useless without the star cleats and the one thing I get really frustrated with is how poorly the star cleat stays in the boot. Especially when you consider how expensive they are. The majority of the time the head of the screw holding the cleat in wears away and the cleat falls off. The other problem is after a while the vibriam sole wears down and then the screws tend to work their way out a lot quicker.

I go through a pair of boots evey three months and usually 25-30 star cleats during that time.

The rest of the boot is great. It has the ankle support that anyone who has walked in a stream will appreciate and though I have had occasional problems with the eyelets its not a huge deal the local cobbler fixes that for $3. Considering that a cabel's wader boot starts falling apart it 2 weeks, three months is great.

As far as sizing goes I normally wear a womens 8.5 or 9 and the Mens 7 works well for me.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks Lea. Great review. We have a repair center in Bozeman Montana with trained technicians that would be happy to evaluate your boots. Let us know how we can help. Here is our contact info [email protected] or 888.585.3570.

(Posted on 1/17/14)

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