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The classic, reborn Reengineered from the ground up, Simms' classic Freestone® Boot - in felt - features gold-standard stability and support at a price that won't break the bank. Source classic style and bomber durability from the synthetic full-grain leather and scratch rubber upper. A neoprene-lined collar enhances all-around hiking and wading comfort. And navigate the slick and unruly with confidence thanks to Simms' proven StreamTread™ platform.
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.
For proper cleaning of your footwear 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. 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.
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
The Reno Kid, 1/8/2016
I have always bought the cheap wading boots and they would last about a season. My last pair even shrank and made it so difficult to put on that I almost called it day, almost.. From the first time I took the free stones out the box and they slipped right on and I had a great day on the water. I will never buy anything but Simms boots.
(Posted on 1/8/2016)
These are the most comfortable wading boots I have ever owned! Right out of the box a great fit and no breaking in needed. I just threw the pair of boots I bought last summer (not Simms) in the trash.
(Posted on 1/1/2016)
These were very comfortable. I felt confident walking in all areas of the river because they stayed secure on my feet and did not slip around on gravel or cobble substrates.
(Posted on 11/4/2015)
Best boot I've owned, 9/17/2015
I have owned several pairs of wading boots. I bought these boots 2 years ago before steelhead season here in the Northeast. These boots are excellent. They are a little bulky, but other than that, for the price. They are amazing.
(Posted on 9/17/2015)
I have been using Simms Freestone felt sole wade boots for years for my guide service clients. The felt sole boots are very comfortable for both hiking and wading, they're reliable, durable and provide the best non-slip grip on algae/moss covered slick rocks on stream bed. Simms are the best wade boot on the market in my opinion.
(Posted on 8/2/2015)
Years ago, my brother bought an earlier version of these boots while I bought a competitors. His have lasted over 10 years, and we fish hard. The non Simms ones that I had lasted about a year. My new Simms freestone boots are without a doubt my favorite fishing boots I have ever owned. Thanks for making them in my size.
(Posted on 3/9/2015)
I highly recommend these boots. Extremely comfortable.
(Posted on 12/27/2014)