Womens Headwaters™ Boot


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Women's Headwaters Boot - Light Brown


The right street boots score major cred for cute. But when your destination is River Ave., do your feet a favor and slip into a pair that won’t let you fall. Simms’ ultra-tough Headwaters™ Boot is optimized for all-day comfort with a narrower women’s specific fit.CleanStream™ technology is your go-green solution to easy cleaning by way of a synthetic leather upper, while the rugged toe box and heal wrap bolster durability for performance off the sidewalk and in the thick of fish.


  • Designed specifically for women – a narrower last offers a secure fit
  • CleanStream™ design utilizes synthetic leather upper for easy cleaning
  • Schoeller®- dynatec mesh panels
  • Sturdy molded toe box & molded rubber toe/heel wraps increase durability and provide abrasion resistance
  • Contoured speed lacing system with non-corrosive hardware and high quality nylon laces
  • Synthetic construction with NanoSphere® finish
  • Approximate pair weight (size 10): 46.4 oz
  • Women's whole sizes: 5 - 12, Width EE
  • Click here for StreamTread™ cleat patterns and Vibram® Resoling resources


Size Chart

Women'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 or second column. This will typically be one size up from your normal shoe size when selecting a women's boot and one size down when selecting a men's boot (ie: a women's USA size 8 would take a women's wading boot size 9 or a men's wading boot size 7).

Simms Women's
Boot Size
Simms Men's
Boot Size
5 -- 4 35 3 22
6 -- 5 36 4 23
7 5 6 37 5 24
8 6 7 38 6 25
9 7 8 39 7 26
10 8 9 40 8 27
11 9 10 41 9 28
12 10 11 42 10 29




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

  • Schoeller® NanoSphere® - the nanotech-based finishing technology allows dirt and water to simply run off the surface of the textiles. This mimics the natural self-cleaning effect of certain plants whose leaves always remain clean, because dirt simply cannot adhere to the finely structured surface, and is easily washed off when it rains.


Customer Reviews

9 Review(s)

9 Item(s)

Uppers didn't hold up Review by MommaSusie
Bought these a couple of years ago after Missouri banned felt soles.Have worn them probably fifty times and while the sole seems to be holding up well- the nylon or whatever material that borders the rubber toe guard has torn on both shoes.Not the normal quality I expect from Simms.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks MommaSusie. We have a repair center in Bozeman MT so we could have our technicians take a look at them and recommend next steps. Please contact us 888.585.3570 or email [email protected] so we can get you taken care of.

(Posted on 5/6/14)

Good fit and weight....But Review by Steelhead
The boot is very comfortable and light. I wear a size 7 shoe (a little long to place the arch in the correct spot) and the size 7 boot fit great. I like that the ankle is a little low so that it doesn't cut into my lower calf muscle. But....the sole does not provide a good grip on the slippery rocks in our rivers (Trinity, Klamath). My old felt soled boots were much better for wading. If the sole could be refitted to felt, I'd not hesitate to change them.

(Posted on 10/24/13)

A++ Review by Megan H
Awesome boots! I agree, thank you Simms for coming out with some women's wading boots! They are a great fit! Have had mine for almost two years now. Lots of wear and no tear! I think you should come out with other designs & colors too!

(Posted on 1/7/13)

Sizing Review by Bait
A note on sizing: It looks like Simms has incorporated a full 2 size increase (in US shoe sizes) to this product. Most wader boot reviews suggest ordering a larger size than you actually wear so that you have room for wool socks and neoprene booties, but I would not recommend that for these boots. The Women's US size 7 boots that I ordered have fine print on the side of the box indicating that they are actually women's size 9! This came as quite a surprise to me so my boots are far from a perfect fit (stuffed with thick insoles to save me $100 in return/exchange shipping costs). Simms should really be advertising this on their product page so that buyers can plan in advance. Otherwise, top quality boot!

[From Simms]A note on the sizing. We do have both men's and women's sizing on the packaging for our men's boots. It is possible you received the men's Headwaters Boot, which would show a 2 size difference between men's and women's. If that is not the case, please email us at info[at]simmsfishing.com.

(Posted on 7/17/12)

I'm happy Review by Melinda
These are somewhat lighter than I'd like for a boot in which I'm doing a lot of hiking, and they don't provide much arch support for my aging feet (inserts take care of that) but they're pretty good overall. They dry fast and they're comfortable, with plenty of room in the toe for slightly oversized wader booties (ahem). I agree that adding a speed lacing hook in the ankle would be an improvement. I can cinch them down without them but it's more work. A slightly longer tongue might make it easier to tighten up the ankle without ending up with the lace under the tongue, which occasionally happens. I think these boots are fine and certainly are a good value, although I'm looking forward to Simms bringing out a sturdier boot for women.

(Posted on 7/17/12)

Not great Review by Georgina
This boot doesn't fit my feet well at all, despite it's tag as a 'women's boot'. I bought a pair based on Simms' reputation for quality products but I am very disappointed with these boots. I find them extremely uncomfortable, particularly around the achilles - I cannot wear them for more than an hour, which is clearly not good when you're wading in streams.

(Posted on 7/17/12)

Good Women's boot Review by KD
These boots are great lightweight boots for women. They don't have strong ankle support which is a downside, but after researching for months for the right boot, I think this is a great boot. I was told to go up a size but it was big and exchanged for my normal shoe size which fits much better.

(Posted on 7/17/12)

Junk for Women Review by FauxFlat
These boots have little to no ankle support, no speed lacing hooks at the ankles and the eyelets fall out. Unfortunately, Simms continues to provide the quality products only for men.

(Posted on 7/17/12)

Best Boots! Review by Teal Cutter Basile
It is so nice to finally have a wading boot that fits a woman's foot the way it should. They are so light weight and comfortable both in and out of the water. I have had my boots for two years and I still love to put them on!

(Posted on 7/17/12)

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