G3 Guide Wading Boot - Felt Soles
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Time spent on the river is knowledge. And the more time you spend on the river, the more your gear needs to perform at a high level. Our G3 Guide™ Wading Boot is designed with working guides in mind. This means the support, traction and durability that 200-plus days on the river demand. The boot features big-time ankle support and an enhanced feel underfoot to help you get to hard-to-reach places. Our RiverTread™ build gives you more feeling under your boot, so the unseen becomes easier to navigate without compromising on the overall support or traction of the boot. With proven durability to handle the wear and tear of hiking and wading day in and day out, the G3 Guide™ Boot gives you confidence to move across rocky river bottoms anywhere in the world.
- Waterproof nubuck leather & lace‐to‐toe upper
- High abrasion textile with full scratch rubber rand
- Molded external TPU heel counter & heel clip
- Dual‐density midsole for shock absorption
- ESS plates for improved cleat retention & proprioception
APPROX. WEIGHT: 69.1 oz.
Guide Boot Care
Guide boots are made of water-repellent full grain Nubuck leather. They require little maintenance but should be cleaned and dried.
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 boots in a place where temperatures are stable and normal. Do not store boots in attics, garages, car trunks or any unventilated spaces.
Never put boot in washing machine.
G3 Guide Wading Boot Features
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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Best boot ever.My first pair of wading boots were made by Redball. They were nothing more than Chuck Taylors with a micro layer of felt. They did not last long, nor has any boot I have tried, and I have tried them all: Borgers, Danners, Orvis, Patagonia, Korkers and even some of the first Simms boots. Some worked better, some failed out of the box. 40 years of marginal joy. Last year I upped my game and purchased a pair of G3s with a felt sole. I added spikes. 200 + days on the water and I could not be happier. The overall weight of the boot is complemented by durability and support. Looking at the boots you can see they are well used, the spikes are worn down to nothing. The upper and the felt sole are as solid as the first day on the water, and they feel as good as the second day I wore them (it took a day to break them in). Getting into the boot at the start of the day is as easy as it gets. I tie the laces once and they are good to go. The sole has some flex, making it easier to wade the cobble. Where the boot really performed was on the steelhead rivers. The basalt bottom on the Deschutes and Grande Ronde shreds wading boots. The G3 held its ground with minimal scarring. I found my feet were in better shape at the end of the day. The first year in many that my big toe survived with no bruising. As I get older, I find it highly important to have confidence wading the rivers. I waded with confidence last year, a confidence that has been lacking. The G3 boot is worth every penny.
Great bootI recently bought two pairs of these G3 Guide boots (one felt and the other Vibram) and they are great and very comfortable. I have one small issue with them though, the clip to attach to your waders is in the wrong place and should have been much nearer the toe end of the boot rather than half way up the laces. Great idea but just doesn't work due to being in the wrong place. Otherwise I am very pleased with them.