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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Boot Rivershed Review by thierry33
Bonne chaussure, taille grand pensez a les mouiller avant de les utiliser l enfillage n en est que plus aisé

[Simms translation]: Good shoe, a size larger than I thought. Get wet prior to use and they are easier to get on.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Rivershed Review by Jim
Very comfortable and supportive for long hikes to the stream. Carbide studs are a neccessity for traction on cobble substrates. These soles will never replace the traction you get with studded felt but they work reasonably well. Be carefull on those large basalt boulders!

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Great Boots Review by Nevy
These boots rock. I recently blew out a pair of compeditors boots after only 3 days fishing. When I returned them to my local store the manager informed me that I should have bought Simms from the beginning. I paid a few extra dollars and am now the proud owner of the Rivershed boot and couldn't be happier. They were comfortable from the first outing and I feel that the streamtread grip is fantastic.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

new boots Review by max
great boots, I use them climbing scottish hills to get to and from river yet they have amazing grip in the river, superior to felt. they are lighter when wet, they dont freeze, great grip on mud, snow and gravel. I have also used them in AK and they were great in and out of the boats

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Great boot Review by Rick
Purchased these boots as a replacement for felt bottoms. The vibram soles hold well on slippery rocks. Would not have known that the boot bottoms were not felt. Comfortable walking as well.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Rivershed Boot Review by Trevor
All i can say is what a great product. Lightweight, durable, high ankle support, this boot has everything you want for a great price. Best value in a wading boot in my opinion.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Great Boot. Review by Kingfisher
This is boot has everything in a boot I'm looking for. Lightweight, durable and very comfortable. Easy entry and even easier removal. The lace system responds well when a better feel is required for tricky river crossings. Adding and removing studs is easy and fast. Great design.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Great Boot Review by Chris
This was my first pair of boots without felt and I am very happy how they handled this last season. Long walks back to the truck are no problem becasue they almost resemble a good pair of hiking boots on dry land. In the water the boots allow me to scramble to net fish and I will be buying another pair if mine ever wear out.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Rivershed Boot Review by Lawrence Vanderven
8 out of 10 friends wear this boot and the other 2 want it! Durable. Comfortable. Badass.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Best Wading Boot I've Worn Review by Ron
Alaska is prohibiting the use of felt at the end of this year and that was the impetus for me to find a new model. I was reluctant to buy these as I have always favored lighter weight wading boots. Over the years I have owned and worn numerous other models. After 60-70 days of use this year I can honestly say they are the best wading boot I've worn. Very comfortable, with good support and cushioning, I often hike long distances and the weight is a non factor. In rocky rivers I use in combination with the star bite cleats and get real good grip. I could probably wear my street shoe size but I prefer to upsize for a little more room and extra sock space.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

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