StreamTread™ Sandal



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StreamTread Sandal - Brown


Searching for the hammock-lounging comfort of a favorite sandal combined with the technology of a burly, river-ready shoe? Look no further. Simms’ superhero sandal features a quick-pull system for lightning-fast lace-ups and wading boot outsole technology that conquers rock, concrete, rebar, and the myriad unmentionables of your favorite carp infested waters… as well as the campfire, beach, and back again—all in a day’s work.


  • Sticky rubber wading outsole featuring StreamTread™ soles
  • Sandal design built using wading boot outsole technology for excellent boat-to-bank use
  • Quick-pull lace for slip on/off convenience and reliable security; no Velcro to attract debris
  • Non-absorbent, open heel upper for quick draining
  • Anti-odor, quick-dry, and cushioned EVA footbed engineering
  • Synthetic, waterproof leather construction
  • Approximate pair weight (size 10): 27.2 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

23 Review(s)

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Just okay!!! Review by Marc
I bought these about thinking they would be good to use, but they are just okay! I figured Simms sandals would be great, BUT in my opinion they need to redesign them just a little. I would extend the back portion of the sandal, heel almost sticks out the back, either with or without waders. I would make the back a little longer and cup your foot more so it doesn't feel like I'm losing them all the time. Other than that I like them.

(Posted on 6/30/13)

solid buy Review by AJM
I purchased these sandals about 2.5 years ago and have been pleased with the results thus far. I wear these damn things everywhere, not just for fishing. They even work well with socks in cool weather. The sandal's greatest strength is it's comfort; the sole is nice and thick and forms to the foot nicely. The thick sole is particularly nice for stomping around mountain streams and trails. The grip on the sole is decent...I'm not sure how "sticky" it is, but for the most part I felt secure wading steep, bouldary streams in sandals which is pretty remarkable.

I did run into some durability issues, however. About a year ago, the lace broke on both sandals, though that was an easy fix. The main part of the treads have worn down substantially. That's to be expected, especially without using studs, but it is a limitation but id does affect traction. More recently, the upper, mesh part of the sandal is starting to detach from the rubber sole, though its still holding together with the main stitched seam. This in all likelihood will be their last season of use before having to be replaced.

I'm tempted to knock off more stars for the durability issues, but its important to remember what I put these sandals through. I work, fish, and recreate in small headwater streams in the steep mountains of West Virginia. I put my footwear through hell. Scaling steep hillsides, tracking through streams, scrambling over boulders...especially when carrying additional weight on your back is hard on shoes. For example, I usually kill hiking boots within 2 years. I had a comparable pair of water shoes and completely destroyed them within 6 months. That these sandals have held up this long is actually pretty good. This is depressing to say, but things just aren't made like they used be. I'm disappointed that I'll have to replace these close to $100 sandals within 3 years, but compared to what else is out there, they did pretty well.

(Posted on 6/3/13)

great sandal Review by BB
have had no problems with mine whatsoever. wear them to work and they are super comfortable. best part - I can wear them golfing and they work super well. based on my experience with my last pair, will be getting another pair soon.

(Posted on 5/12/13)

Not Nearly as Good as the Previous Model Review by Hamilmk
After 5 or so years of use and abuse my former pair of Simms water sandals finally gave out. No problem I thought, I'll get the latest model. The old model was by far the best sandals I've had. Unfortunately the new sandals here are nowhere near as good. Foot door (never a problem before), stiching that doesn't hold and sandals that aren't as breatheable add up to only 2 stars. Won't be buying another pair if these are the current model when I need a new pair.

(Posted on 1/27/13)

Good but could be better Review by Adam
I have own a pair of StreamTreads for a year now and they are still holding together quite well, and the have been through a lot of punishment. I use mine mostly for wet wading in the summer and daily wear. I also use them in the saltwater surf fishing and they work great for that. They only negative i have with them is the stitching is not up to par with most Simms products, and they don't have much arch support

(Posted on 10/16/12)

Disappointing Review by Neil
Was excited about buying my first pair of Simms. Took them out of the box for a camping trip and they failed within two hours of walking around in the river. Second failure within the first day. Booth sandles failed with the stitching tearing around the openings. This appears to be a design flaw, can't see how a single stitch into into a mesh fabric will ever hold up. On the plus side they were comfortable and I really liked the sole.

(Posted on 9/13/12)

Next pair of stream treads Review by Kevin
I got online to order my next pair of sandals and read the reviews to see what others have experienced. Previously, I was committed to another major player in the Vibram soled water shoe market. In addition to fishing the big water found locally, I spend many days working smaller water, staying in the water all day. My current pair of Stream Tread sandals, still working fine, have gone two and a half seasons without failure. The separation of the sole from the upper that I experience with another brand has yet to happen. Wading small water, walking a drift boat along a run, or jumping from the boat to the water have all been accomplished without bolts, so I cannot speak to that review. I can say that the sandals have provided as much stability in slippery water as one can expect and outlasted all other sandals I have tried. I understand the disappointment of a shock cord breaking early, but I have worked these sandals hard without major structural failure, and that is what is bringing me back.

(Posted on 8/18/12)

StreamTread Review Review by Tanner
Bought the sandals from my favorite local fly shop. Two days into the ownership the elastic draw string broke free from its top anchor. It was a simple enough at home fix to repair the malfunctioned piece but I must say I expect higher quality out of Simms. I have, and will support Simms until I can fish no more yet it has left a slightly sour taste in my palet. All I can say to Simms is you may think to step game your game up so that the people that rep your gear continue to do so.

(Posted on 7/17/12)

River sandal experience Review by David
Just back from five days fishing the stonefly hatch on the Deschutes. Used the Simms river sandals for the first two days then had to stop and put on the wading boots. I had attached stream Simms cleats to the sandals as advertised but soon found that the screws began penetrating the sole of the sandal especially on the ball and heal of the foot. The sole is too thin to accept the Simms cleats and while the traction they afforded was excellent, the pain developing in my feet was not worth it. I weigh 200lbs by the way and the sandals are size 10. Got home and have removed the cleats, so now I have a pair of sandals that admittedly have good rubber soles but not really what I was needing for the slick surfaces encountered in our local Oregon rivers. Disappointing.

(Posted on 7/17/12)

Favorite Sandals Review by cbrehm
I have the Pursuit sandals, which are great but, they are heavy and not very attrative to wear to the farmers market. I next went with the North Face Hedgefrogs which were light and nice looking but, they did not wear very well. Then I found the StreamTreads. They are by far the best sandals I have ever owned. I wear the brown ones everywhere when the weather permits. I just ordered the grey ones for the beach. One note, I wear 1/2 size smaller in the sandals. Not sure why, but wanted to mention it. Try them on first.

(Posted on 7/17/12)

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