Vaportread Saltwater Wading Boot
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Flats fishing footwear for authoritative comfort and performance wherever pelagic species roam.
Slip into Simms’ lightweight VaporTread® Salts and step into prime position. Waterproof synthetic leather, TPU coated textile and rubber uppers ensure durability, while an anatomical collar makes wading more comfortable. Dual-density midsoles combined with the VaporTread® platform absorb shock and enhance balance and control thanks to synched flexibility and heel stability. Additional features include anti-corrosive lacing hardware, Vibram® Megagrip outsoles, and partial neoprene lining for cushioning and easy entry/exit.
As with any high-performance footwear, a break-in period is strongly recommended.
- Waterproof synthetic leather, TPU coated textile & rubber upper
- Partial neoprene lining & anti‐corrosive lacing hardware
- Dual‐density midsole for shock absorption
- ESS plates for improved proprioception
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.
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.
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