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Saltwater flats are synonymous with blue sky and mild water, but the best remote locations still beg for exploration on foot. The lightweight, flexible design of our saltwater VaporTread® Boot supports your feet so you can roam far and wide in comfort. The VaporTread® build absorbs shock and maintains flexibility to match your foot's natural movement, so you can move through grass, sand, coral and rocky flats with confident grip and dexterity. A waterproof synthetic upper and a partial neoprene lining hug your foot for support and to help seal out sand and shell debris.
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.
Vibram® invests heavily in research and development of products never overlooking even the most minute detail. Inspired by free climbing rubber, Vibram Idrogrip is ideal on wet surfaces and improves grip on slippery terrain. Vibram Megagrip offers the ideal combination of grip and durability for maximum surface adaptability.
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.
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Fabian , 5/6/2017
I didn't even have to have a passport to go fishing with Ernest Cisneros. He introduced this boot to me while Snook fishing in South Texas. I immediately bought a pair. A year later and these boots have held up to miles a oyster crusted flats, corrosive saltwater and stingrays. I have never had any issues with fit or comfort. However, I wear Simms stockingfoot waders or the Simms guard socks with these boots. Up until now most boots lasted half a year. I wade approximately 100 days a year.
(Posted on 5/6/2017)
Just back from 2 weeks in Kiritimati and walked a ton in rugged coral with these boots. Was wearing this neoprene sox and added my own bed liner. Very comfortable. I did break them in prior to the trip. The soles held up very well. The soft material between the sole and the upper took a beating but is still fully functional. The triple stitching is exposed and was worn down on the sides of the boots. No separation yet . These boots did a good job of protecting my feet and I could fearlessly walk on very rough areas with no problems.
An area that needs to be addressed is the amount of sand the boots pick up. The design of the tongue funnels sand and small debris inside the boot. I was using foam to fill this gap and gravel guards and it worked Ok but still needed to clean boots out during the day. IMO seal the tongue to the top of the boot to prevent sand and it will be a much better product, Overall I liked them and would buy again. Break them in before your first trip and think about ways to keep the sand out.
(Posted on 3/13/2016)
But you just can't. Bought this boot for a trip to Belize flats. Just got back and I must say they are brutally uncomfortable. Specifically, the tongue on the boots will put painful blisters and bruises on your ankle bones because there's a thick fold of neoprene on the tongue. This happened without bothering to lace up to the top eyelet. If you were to try to lace up to the top eyelet, the boot is so stiff that you might as well wade the flats in ski boots. I really like Simms stuff--and have a ridiculous number of their products--but I can't imagine that anyone at Simms tested this boot before bringing it to market.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
We appreciate your honest review, troutwitted. If you think there is a manufacturer or materiel defect in these boots please shoot us an email at [email protected] so we can work with you on this issue.
(Posted on 2/14/2016)