RipRap Shoe



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RipRap Shoe - Brown


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

40 Review(s)

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Awesome shoe that needs slight redesign Review by Lawrence
I bought these shoes for wet wading in Oregon, Montana and Wyoming. I have used these shoes extensively for nearly two years and have always used them with studs. I have only felt the stud screws in the area of my big toes and mostly when walking on pavement (pullouts in Yellowstone park are paved). When walking on soil and river beds I don't really notice it. I believe that adding a rubber insole pad would eliminate this problem. I would highly recommend to Simms that you redesign the thickness of these soles to eliminate the issue of adding studs. These shoes could very well be the best ever designed if this issue were corrected. Other than the soles they are amazingly comfortable and snug which is necessary to eliminate your feet from shifting within the shoe on rocky surfaces.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the review Lawrence. We have passed this along to the product team. We don't recommend putting studs in the RipRap since the retention plate was not designed for them. Glad that for the most part the studs are working for you.

(Posted on 9/7/14)

Pretty good wading shoes with a rub. Review by Anadromous
I bought for wet wading with a 3 mill neoprene sock which when combined makes a "good"wading shoe. I thought that maybe I could get dual use out of them while kicking around on dry ground. One big problem...the heel cup seam has no covering to protect bare skin(Achilles) from rubbing raw. I was rubbed raw in a few blocks of walking and ended up cinching the shoe so tight it was very uncomfortable but it kept the shoe from rubbing. I must wear a sock with them to keep from blistering and a sock with open port sandals is defeating the cooling effect of the shoe. At 100.00 I feel like these shoes should have had seam covers in the heel cups. It renders them amphibious only unless you want to be the dork wearing socks with sandals. Bummed a bit at the terra firma side of these shoes but very satisfied with the wading aspect. With a bit more thought this could have been a great shoe instead of good.IMO.

(Posted on 7/29/14)

Shoulda bought before now! Review by BadCaster
Just spent my first day wet wading in these shoes. Performed flawlessly. Comfortable, grippy, keeps sand and pebbles out of your shoes. Way better than even the best river sandals for traction. Simms should market these to the whitewater raft, SUP and kayak crowd. Far superior traction in my experience than any of the high priced river footware you find at the whitewater outfitters. I'm going to buy a second pair to keep in reserve in case I can't get these in the future. I will be using them for fishing as well as rafting. Best thing ever!

(Posted on 7/27/14)

GREAT SHOE Review by tubmillfisher
I fish GSMNP several times a year and often walk/wade through several miles of trail and stream (a lot of rhodo thickets) this is the best shoe I have found for all day comfort and wet grip in the stream. These are in my opinion better than felt when you have to do a lot of walking and you don't have to stop and change shoes. I would highly recommend this shoe to anyone who plans on heading into the backcountry for some quality stream time, if you don't wear socks you should consider a small patch of moleskin on your Achilles it tends to rub a bit.

(Posted on 6/24/14)

Very functional and comfortable Review by Great Wading Shoes
Well constructed. Capable of wearing as a casual shoe. Overall a 5 star. Not the best shoe for casting from a boat deck - tread grabs loose line coils. However, overall excellent and very comfortable with SIMMS wet-wading socks.

(Posted on 3/4/14)

All Aroud Fine Product! Review by Bluffview
Acquired a pair last year to use fly fishing in Colorado with my wading pants. What really impressed me was in July my brother and I hiked 4.5 miles in - a 1500' altitude gain to 10,500' - to a lake in RMNP. To save weight, I decided to use as these for hiking. They worked great; comfort, adequate support, no problems. Even though I am a B width and these were one size large (for fitting in waders)!

(Posted on 1/7/14)

Trapping in Simms gear Review by chicadog
I am a muskrat trapper from Washington state and I spend about 100 days in the winter time in and out of creeks and ditches. The riprap shoe gives me all the traction and support I need when Im running the line. Thanks for a great shoe.

(Posted on 1/1/14)

Good Review by JT
Good for the outdoors, great grip and comfortable. But they do mark the floors if you wear them inside.

(Posted on 11/21/13)

Great Shoes Review by Paul
I've had these for about a month. I've fished ponds and streams with them. Mud bottoms and rocks.

I've never had another shoe that grips rocks like these do.

When I have to walk a mile or so to get to/from my fishing spot, these feel like regular walking shoes.

I'm very impressed.

(Posted on 9/12/13)

They work for me. Review by Scubafish
I have wet waded with these shoes all summer in larger, fast rivers, small streams and one lake. I prefer the Simms wading socks to the neoprene socks. The fabric is more comfrotable. I've hiked several miles in these shoes both dry and wet. They are comfortable, they are quite stable as long as I rely on a wading staff and they really do keep out the sand and gravel. They may not be as sure footed as my Simms Headwaters boots with cleats, but what is? These shoes are a great wet wading alternative.

(Posted on 9/11/13)

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