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Simms’ G3 Guide™ Boot has blazed more miles than any other wading boot in existence—and it’s just warming up. Advancements include the guide-approved performance of a RiverTread™ platform featuring proprioception, which minimizes rigid underfoot materials for enhanced feel whether on the trail or in the water. Vibram® Idrogrip outsoles add to this great-grip equation thanks to multi-directional lugs—compatible with all Simms’ AlumiBite™ and HardBite™ cleats and studs. Additional features include a TPU molded heel clip for a positive, locked-in fit, as well as neoprene internals that deliver cushioning where it counts for superior wading warmth, comfort, and easy on/off activation.
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® invests heavily in research and development of products never overlooking even the most minute detail. Inspired by free climbing rubber, Vibram Idrogrip is ideal on wet surfaces and improves grip on slippery terrain. Vibram Megagrip offers the ideal combination of grip and durability for maximum surface adaptability.
For proper cleaning of your footwear to descrease the likelihood of spreading Aquatic Invasive Species, please reference our CleanStream™ page.
Guide boots are made 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.
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
As a part time guide on the South Platte in CO, these wading boots are your one boot quiver. You need them to last more than two seasons, and you need the stitching to hold up though hundreds of miles of hiking. Had a pair of Vapors and loved them. However, the stitching failed at the bend of the toe box, and the rubber rand just peeled away at that high wear area after 8 months. This G3 is the only Simms boot designed to go the distance for heavy users who fish year round and need the best boot for 3 or more seasons.
(Posted on 11/1/2017)
These are excellent boots. I recently purchased them for a rugged river trip. Not only are they comfortable but they provided me with exceptional stability in some very rocky and uneven bottom types. I also found them easy to get on and off which is a big plus.
(Posted on 9/7/2016)
Probably not the boot, but my ankle issues, but they didn't work for me
(Posted on 8/22/2016)
Dan V, 7/25/2016
Meet all expectations
(Posted on 7/25/2016)