Freestone Wading Boot - Rubber Soles
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Navigating strong currents and slippery rock river beds is part of the experience. Our Freestone® Boot has a proven record of durability and traction in rocky rivers around the world. It provides the support underfoot and at the ankle for negotiating slick, unseen river bottoms. The synthetic uppers take the abuse of brush, rock and water in stride, while a cushioned midsole and partial neoprene lining provide all-day cushioning and warmth.
- Waterproof synthetic leather & scratch rubber upper
- Partial neoprene lining
- Dual‐density EVA midsole for shock absorption
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.
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.)
Not all styles available in all sizes; please see individual boot for size specifics
** Freestone Boot - Streamtread only
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ReplacementsBlew out an old pair of boots. Bought these at a local fly shop in Colorado. Yes, they do not grip on the slime of the rivers and creeks but after installing the alumabites and hardbite combination, they work and function flawlessly. Like everything in this world, you may need to make a few minor changes to suit your personal needs. Thank you Simms for a good product.
Great out of the gatePurchased a new set from the local Salt Lake Western Rivers flyshop (where I buy all my gear). With in days I am on the river and they were comfortable right from the start, wore them all day and no fatigue or sore muscles in the feet or ankles.
I have walked 1 or 2 rivers across the western US, and with this being my second pair of Simms, I have no worries when I hit any river.
100% worth every pennyI've chased hundreds of steelhead running down rocky slimy rivers in November/December with these paired off with tungsteen cleats, kold kutter screws or a combination of both. I have never slipped once. Although G3's look like they would be more durable I have used these with the cleats for 5 seasons and they're still going strong with the odd cleat change
Do not buy!Do not buy these boots! The soles on these boots + water + rock/algae/slick mud = walking on bowling balls. Terrible traction; these boots should be labeled a safety hazard. The Freestone used to have sticky rubber and good grip but the soles on these are terrible. Might as well just wear plastic bags, though those would be a much cheaper alternative! Do not buy! Get something else and save your life.
The same fit as my old FreestonesYellowstone park outlawed felt for 2018 so I bought these to comply with the change . These fit the same as my old ones , are a little easer to get off and on and a little more comfortable . Great boot at a good price . If your looking for felt like traction don't go with the Alumnibite cleats . The grip was pretty good but after two days of fishing the boots are missing 4 cleats . If cleats are your choice then you may want to step up to the Guide boot as it appears to have a different sub sole and may hold the Alumnibite cleats better .