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Step into Simms' G4 Boa® Boot and elevate your fishing experience thanks to an asymmetrical Boa® system that delivers an articulated, secure fit over and across the instep. Underneath the G4 chassis you'll find an advanced RiverTread™ platform that minimizes rigid materials in exchange for maximized proprioception - your ability to feel and adapt to an ever-changing underfoot environment. In addition, Vibram® Idrogrip outsoles provide great grip across slick underwater obstacles via multi-directional lugs - compatible with all Simms' AlumiBite™ and HardBite™ cleats and studs. Inside the boot is an environment hardwired for warmth and comfort, featuring a lined neoprene finish, cushioned where you need it most and ultra-smooth for easy on/off performance.
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 New RIVERTREAD™ platform is designed for the demanding angler looking for the best wading footwear on the market. RIVERTREAD™ features Simms’ latest engineered components to maximize comfort, performance, and slip-resistance. The molded 3D footbed with arch support and ball flex aligns the foot for all day comfort and optimizes biomechanics. Molded dual-density EVA midsole creates extra cushioning for hiking comfort and enhances proprioception. A Molded and minimal TPU rentention plate allows lightweight cleat retention and enhances proprioception. A molded Vibram® Idrogrip® outsole with 4mm self-sharpening multi-directional lugs permits long lasting traction on trails, 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
The Boa® Lacing System provides custom-comfort with smooth, even closure and no pressure points. Easy, one-handed adjustment with a secure hold that is built to last. Featuring a wire lace made of 49 strands of aircraft-grade stainless wire cable and bombproof nylon reel guides that are designed to take all of the abuse that you can throw at them. The system is designed to be easily user-repairable and replaceable. Request free replacement parts online via the Boa® Dialed In for Life™ Guarantee. www.theboasystem.com/support
For proper cleaning of your boots 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. 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.
Store boots in a place where temperatures are stable and normal. Do not store footwear in attics, garages, car trunks or any unventilated spaces.
Never put boots in washing machine.
We recommend regular cleaning of the eyelets and reel mechanism to prevent sand and silt from prematurely wearing on the cables. Use the tool provided to remove the reel and rinse thoroughly on a regular basis. This will ensure a long life for your Boa® system.
Boa® cables will need replacing over time just like a normal lacing system.
Boa® replacement cables are available on the Simms website, directly from Boa® or you can purchase spares at most fly shops. Always a good idea especially on destination trips.
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.)
Not all styles available in all sizes; please see individual boot for size specifics
** Freestone Boot - Streamtread only
I am a Simms fan but in my opinion these boots need to have a few things changed. I have narrow long feet 13B. By time you get the boa system tight enough across your arch it creates a pressure point all the way around the top of the boot. If they separated the boa system into two sections so you could separately tighten across the arch from the ankle this would give a much better fit to different size feet. I was able to overcome the EEE width by adding an inner sole to the boots to take up excess height above the arch for my flat feet. I ended up returning these and ordering the G3 guide boots and the lace system allows for a more custom fit as described earlier. I still had to add an Inner sole to the guide boot to take up the extra height. These boots fit great now with no pressure points. Hope this helps my fellow narrow footed fishermen.
(Posted on 6/19/2017)
Best wading boots I've every bought.
(Posted on 8/8/2016)
Matt W., 9/29/2015
I would like to start off by saying I am a Simms guy! I have 3 sets of waders that I love, lots of shirts, shorts, pants, flops, and have the original Rivertek Boa boots( which wer a great set of boots). Decided to upgrade boots to the G4 Boas! Had to have them to go with my G4Z waders! Lol The boots were very stiff out of the box as described in previous reviews but after 30-40 days on the water I have noticed the last several trips the outside of my ankle feeling bruised. First two times I limped around thinking operator error but two weekends ago I put my boots on and within ten minutes was again feeling bruised on my ankle. Upon further inspection the BOA dial although on the outside of the boot sits right on my ankle bone. Not sure if the padding has shifted inside the boot or its just poor placement of my ankle bone! Lol Needless to say these will be put away in the closet. Will be buying another pair of Simms boots tomorrow. I think if the Boa dial is placed on the front of the boot like the Rivertek Boa it would be a top notch wading boot! Thanks for all of your other great fishing products!
(Posted on 9/29/2015)
Jared G, 8/2/2015
I have gone through two pairs of the old G4s and two pairs of the G3 felts. Loved those boots. Bought these a few weeks ago after waiting for my local shop to get them in. These boots are a horrible replacement to the old top of the line boots.
Very stiff and uncomfortable. I'm trying to break them in, but Simms may have gone too far looking for durability and sacrificed all comfort. Also, the lace system sucks. They don't get tight enough around the foot, but strangle the ankles. Haven't had them long enough to weigh in on the lace durability issue yet. Their is also a small area midway down where there is a pretty good size area where the tongue overlap doesn't prevent small rocks, mud and silt from getting in the boot.
Sorry Simms. I'm a Simms fanboy. You products are awesome and customer service better than awesome, but these boots are so uncomfortable that I'm going to throw them in a closet somewhere and forget about them. Please go back to the old G4s. I'm going to have to "downgrade" back into a pair of G3's
(Posted on 8/2/2015)
I traded my guide g3's for a pair of these and if you use you boots lots, like a comfortable boot, and like a reliable boot DO NOT BUY these. The tightening system is the worst i have ever seen. This boot cannot be evenly tightened all the way up. The only way it allows itself to tighten is by way over tightening the top 2 inches and the rest of the boot is loose. Because of this your foot slides around. My guide lace up boots from Simms were so hassel free the tightening system on these boots Is A gimmick that fails in every catagory
(Posted on 7/11/2015)
Dropped a lot of money on these boots while they are still new they are the most uncomfortable pair of boots I have ever owned believe the others here to be correct in that the placement of the boa system is to blame will review again after 6 months of wear hopefully things improve
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thank you Richie. These boots are stiff and do require time to break them in. We suggest wearing them around the house a few times before heading the river. Once they break in they will give you the stability needed to cross any river with confidence. We look forward to your update.
(Posted on 6/9/2015)
I am a Simms guy for life. Decided to go out of the comfort zone of lace up boots and try the boa. Felt ok in the store, couldnt get it quite as tight in the toe/arch as I wanted but it felt ok. Spent two full days on the river and ended up with a bruise the size of a tennis ball on my ankle from the boa.
Just have to hope my shop can help me out and maybe get these traded back in or I get to take the hit below the belt and hope someone buys them used for half of what I paid for them.. If not I am 400 bucks in to own the G3's...
(Posted on 5/27/2015)
First of all, what they say about these boots being a "Bomber", heavy duty wading boot is true. They are also VERY comfortable and very easy to slip on. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I was able to tighten the instep portion of the boot by flexing the boot as I tightened the BOA.
However, I give these boots 3 stars because they are just too heavy duty for me. I can't feel the rocks under my feet and going from wading on felt for years, the rubber sole is just not my cup of tea. In some of my wading situations, they are just too slippery, I do not want to stud these because I am in an out of my boat on a regular basis. I watched a review video and they talked about how the sole was flexible. After wading in these for a month, I cannot feel the bottom of the river and I almost feel like my feet are numb. I fish 75- 90 days a year as a Maine guide and will be buying another pair of my previous boots. I am going to put these boots in a closet and use them as a backup pair and for waters away from my home.
(Posted on 5/12/2015)
I have put 40 days in the boots since the start of our steelhead season. These have been the best boots I have owned. They are very quick to put on and have allowed me to put more time on the water.
My only complaint is they are a bit thin and get cold quick during the late winter months.
(Posted on 5/11/2015)
I upgraded from the Rivertek Boa and these boots are much better than the Riverteks. Lighter and more comfortable. Great boot. The single Boa lace leaves some room for improvement in tightening lower on your foot. And made sure to order a replacement Boa lace kit so as not to lose a day on the river should a lace break.
(Posted on 4/24/2015)