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Think the Yucatan or the Bahamas. The draw of blue sky and sandy ocean bottom is in the simplicity of the experience, not to mention the tropical weather. If you've tried wading in water sandals or barefoot, you'll understand why we developed our Zipit Bootie II for men. The low-profile design moves easily in the water and protects you from shells and unseen objects in the sand. The neoprene build hugs your ankle to help seal out sand and debris, while the double vulcanized rubber outsole and internal last create a puncture- resistant footbed, so you can focus on the water and not worry about your feet.
All Simms outerwear features nylon YKK® zippers to minimize corrosion and provide high performing, durable wear.
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2 weeks in Christmas Island and these were trashed. They were reasonably comfortable (I say about a 1/2 size small). Could daily see them wearing down until they wore thru in the heel. I should have taken a photo. Probably good for softer non-coral bottoms. These are too soft for serious walking
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thank you for your review, CXI. You are correct, these booties designed for sand flats rather than coral bottoms. Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-217-4667 with any questions you may have.
(Posted on 9/30/2015)
Love it! Bootie is getting a great deal of use on sand and softer bottoms as well....great traction and no slip from suction of the of the softer muddy areas. Love the wider toe just like the Mariner shoes I have...so so comfortable for the hours of wading I do here in FL. When done at waters edge, quick shake of my legs clears zipper of sand and off they go. Another great product guys and gals. Tight lines!
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
Boogie has a "liner" on bottom or maybe called and in-sole. Every time the boot is removed this thing dislodges and requires a wrestling match to put back in. If not in correctly must start process all over again. Not sure why it's in there. Otherwise great quality. Tough sole. Zipper no problem but I always rinse with fresh water.
Bit disappointed. A redesign without insole and it would be great boot.
(Posted on 4/18/2015)
Have tried them on the flats in ascension bay and they worked great so far. Like some other reviewers I found they fit very tight. I wear size 11 street shoe, ordered 12 to wear with thin wading socks, but can only wear socks if the insoles are removed. I would order two sizes up if I was to do it again
(Posted on 4/3/2015)
I purchased this boots a year ago and will never buy another "cheap" pair of neoprene wading boots again. They are great for wading the bay's along Texas' coast. I fish over 100 days a year and 99% of that is wading. These boots have stood up to the abuse and I give them 5 stars. They are not overly heavy, supply ample arch support, and are super comfortable. Addressing the "zipper sticking" problem, after each outing, I wash off with fresh water, then once dry, spray a stream of rem-oil or any other oil. The zipper stays smooth. The only issue I have had is the Velcro strap over the zipper. When wading mud, it will detach, but it's no problem to me. If your thinking about getting them, you can't go wrong with these.
(Posted on 12/6/2014)
Stinky Pants Fishing, 7/18/2014
These are the most comfortable wading shoes I have found. I especially like the wider toe area compared to others that almost come to a point and crowd your foot. I have had mine 2 years and they are going strong. Great wading boot!
(Posted on 7/18/2014)
After walking the grass flats barefoot for a while I got tired of the occasional spartina stalk or crab/shell getting the bottom of my foot. I bought these and they obviously made a huge difference. The soles of these booties are very tough but somehow they are still extremely comfortable. After wading around for awhile I forgot I had them on. They allowed me to stop thinking about the best place to put my feet and focus 100% on making the perfect cast to that spotted tail breaking the surface in front of me.
(Posted on 6/10/2014)
Well-constructed & definitely well-designed but I found them tight in size. I am always a perfect size 10 in footwear but these booties will require me to re-order a size 11. I walk rocky beaches in the Northeast US & look forward to wearing a pair of these Booties which fit me more comfortably.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Hi EddC. Please contact us at [email protected] or 888.585.3570. Let's see if we can do an exchange.
(Posted on 3/28/2014)
These are great flats wading boots, but they run really small. I wear a size 11 shoe and have tried sizes 11 and 12 and both are really tight. This is with a relatively thin sock (just thick enough to keep the doctor flies from biting through). I have ordered a size 13 and hope they will fit.
(Posted on 1/21/2014)
The bootie is very comfortable and easy to walk the flats in Andros. They would have received 5 stars except the zippers became stuck each time I wore them. Sand would jam them and I would have to slide them off. Flushing them with fresh water would eventually free them up.
(Posted on 12/30/2013)