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Headwaters Wading Boot - Vibram Soles

ITEM #
PG-11116
Rugged boot built to boldly excel on the approach and in the drink.
$179.95
Rating:
85% of 100
Size Chart

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.)

Simms Wading
Boot Size
USA
Size
Euro
Size
UK
Size
CM
Size
5** 4 37 3 22
6** 5 38 4 23
7 6 39 5 24
8 7 40 6 25
9 8 41 7 26
10 9 42 8 27
11 10 43 9 28
12 11 44 10 29
13 12 45 11 30
14 13 46 12 31
15** 14 47 13 32
16** 15 48 14 33

Not all styles available in all sizes; please see individual boot for size specifics
** Freestone Boot - Streamtread only

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Description

Rugged boot built to boldly excel on the approach and in the drink. Simms' Headwaters® Boot has a lightweight, durable platform that maximizes underfoot stability, control, and slip-resistance. The scratch rubber and high-denier nylon upper ensure long life, and a partial neoprene lining adds cushioning and easy on/off performance. Additional features include a dual-density EVA midsole for absorbing shock, ESS plates for improved cleat/stud retention, and proven Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsoles for powerful grip.

Features

  • Scratch rubber & high denier nylon upper
  • Partial neoprene lining for cushioning & easy on/off
  • Dual‐density EVA midsole for shock absorption
  • ESS plates for improved cleat/stud retention & proprioception

  • APPROX. WEIGHT: 56.1 oz.

Technologies

  • 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.

  • Vibram® soles boast innovative compounds and technical sole patterns, specifically developed to meet the challenges of many different environments and applications.

Footwear Care

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.

Size Chart

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.)

Simms Wading
Boot Size
USA
Size
Euro
Size
UK
Size
CM
Size
5** 4 37 3 22
6** 5 38 4 23
7 6 39 5 24
8 7 40 6 25
9 8 41 7 26
10 9 42 8 27
11 10 43 9 28
12 11 44 10 29
13 12 45 11 30
14 13 46 12 31
15** 14 47 13 32
16** 15 48 14 33

Not all styles available in all sizes; please see individual boot for size specifics
** Freestone Boot - Streamtread only

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Reviews (4)

  1. five star

    100%

    Recently purchased a pair of these to replace my "end of life" Vapour tread boots. Now worn for 4 days. Very comfortable and supportive, they look as though they will be more durable than the Vapours and only slightly heavier. Great boots.
    I did not experience the same problem as reviewer Ronald
  2. I like these boots

    100%

    I purchased the Headwaters boots last year and really like them. They are very comfortable and I expected them to last me for years. When I purchased the boots I wore a size 9 1/2 shoe choose a size 11. Since then my feet have grown and I wear a size 10 or 10 1/2 shoe. I can still wear them with a light weight sock and my light weight neoprene hoppers, but have concerns how they will fit with a heavier sock and my Simms waders. Time will tell.

    I would definitely recommend these wading boots.
  3. Great Boot

    100%

    I purchased these boots this year and have spent several hours in the water with them. I was hesitant after reading the other review as comfort is very important while wading. I can tell you this is one of the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I have the freestone waders and it's a perfect combo although that's probably not by design. Where I fish there are several sharp and slick rocks. I am yet to have any problems with traction. The boot also has quality material around the sole and sides that prevents a lot of the abrasions caused by rocks. I give them 5 stars.
  4. not comfortable

    40%

    I have had the freestone boot for years. I thought I would upgrade to the headwaters. The tongue has a band of fabric that links it to the boot and creates pressure points on the ankle which is unbearable. I am sending mine back after my 3 days of pain on a recent trip. In addition the rubber vibram soles worked great but tore in the heel.

    [Simms Pro Desk]

    Thank you for you honest review, Roland. We are happy to have our repair techs take a look at those boots to ensure that they are up to our high quality standards. Please give us a call at 1-800-217-4667 if you would like to go forward with a warranty claim.