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Lightweight, long-distance chargers with on-demand fit - in Felt Simms' Rivertek™ 2 Boa® Felt marches into the flow with the proven Boa® closure system that empowers anglers via precision, on-demand fit. Underfoot, the boot's StreamTread™ platform bolsters support and traction, while the upper architecture features a rugged and waterproof synthetic leather coupled with TPU skid plates located in high-wear areas. Additional angler benefits include partially lined neoprene internals that bolster warmth, cushioning, and easy-on/off capabilities.
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
James from Jersey, 2/9/2016
I wanted a boot that I can put on and take off with ease when the weather is cold and my hands are frozen. You know, when you just finished fishing in upstate NY for stealhead\rainbow trout and your feet and hands are so freaking cold all you want is to get out of your gear as fast as you can. These boots allow you to do that. They hold great in fast current no matter if your on boulders or shale. Get the spikes. They stay in much better in the felt soles than the vibram soles. These boots are very comfortable too and will not cripple you like the G4 boot does because of the Boa lacing location.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
James from Jersey, thank you for taking the time to review this product. We are glad to hear that your Rivertek 2 Boa Boot is working well for you! Try dabbing a small amount of Aquaseal on the threads of your studs or cleats before you screw them in to ensure a lasting fit.
(Posted on 2/9/2016)
This Boot is very comfortable, steady on the ground.
(Posted on 11/1/2015)
On my second season in these boots. The Riverteks are comfortable and overall a functional boot. The Boa system works very well, providing good security to your feet with easy entry and exit. Unfortunately I don't feel mine have not held up as well as they should have. There are cracks in the outer material and in the Boa guides on the tongue. Also, the felt in the front has seemed to wear prematurely. In hindsight I should have spent a few more dollars and gone with the Guides...which I will do next time.
(Posted on 10/11/2015)