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The lure of high mountain streams is the solitude of the path less traveled. Our women's VaporTread® Boot answers the call of remote water with a lightweight, hiking- friendly build, so you can follow the trail further or hike to the next access point with comfort. The minimalist design walks like a hiking boot and wades like a fishing boot. Our VaporTread® Vibram® outsole sticks to wet, mossy rocks, and the partial neoprene lining insulates your foot in the water. A synthetic upper take the wear and tear of daily use in stride and the sole is reinforced for reliable cleat retention.
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.
The New VAPORTREAD™ is designed for the adventurous angler looking for an innovative piece of footwear that is both trail-ready and wading-ready perfect for accessing remote, prisitine backcountry fishing holes. The molded 3D footbed with arch support and ball flex aligns the foot for all day comfort and optimizes biomechanics. A molded TPU heel clip secures the heel and adds lateral stability for all day hiking and wading. The molded dual-density EVA midsole creates additional cushioning for hiking comfort and enhanced proprioception. Trying to reduce weight for the trail a molded, minimal TPU retentioin plate was hidden between the midsole and outsole to provide light weight cleat retention and to enhance proprioception. For long lasting traction on trails, slip resistance in water and toe protection, a revolutionized molded VIBRAM® IDROGRIP® rubber outsole with $MM self-sharpening multi-directional lugs was created.
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.
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 or second column. This will typically be one size up from your normal shoe size when selecting a women's boot and one size down when selecting a men's boot (ie: a women's USA size 8 would take a women's wading boot size 9 or a men's wading boot size 7).
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Have fished in these from the "Rock Snot" covered bottom of the SoHo to the Gros Ventre in Wyoming and I can't remember a time that I had an unpleasant thought related to my boots. I love the color combo. I have the rubber sole version and these have provided me enough traction that I doubt I'll ever put spikes in them. I trust them to get me up and down a muddy riverbank and through the swift, rocky riffles in the river. Very comfortable and good support - there could be a little more ankle support but I don't know how without them feeling like ski boots. I usually just cinch them tighter when I start noticing any ankle movement and, problem solved.Waiting for my Redington waders to give out so I can get some to match my boots ;) Hope these are around for a long time, will want another pair when mine finally give up.
(Posted on 8/29/2017)
once your foot gets molded to the boot, its almost like wearing a hiking boot. Very comfortable, easy to put on and lace quickly. I hate the blue laces...don't know why it isn't a natural color.
(Posted on 6/1/2016)
Hate these boots. I fish steep, rocky creeks. This boots are like bedroom slippers. There is NO ankle support. I am constantly fighting with them. Huge disappointment. These are my 4th pair of Simms boots and I have been fishing for a couple of decades. I really wish Simms would make real gear for women. My husband's boots have great support and he loves them, but unfortunately my choices are really limited with a size 7.5 women's foot.
(Posted on 7/20/2015)
Like Happy Fly Gal, I am new to fly fishing and wanted boots and waders I could feel confident in and that were also flattering to the female form. I thoroughly researched all different brands and models of women's apparel, and finally settled on Simms. I purchased the Simms Freestone waders (size M) and the Simms Vapor Boots (size 9). I normally fit perfectly into a size 8.5 shoe. In my local fly shop, I was able to try on a variety of sizes. In straight stockingfeet, the size 8 felt good, though roomy. With the waders in size S (6-7 foot), the 8 felt like a good fit, but the neoprene of the wader booties was a bit too tight. Moving up to the waders in a size M (8-9 foot), the 8 boots were definitely too snug. The size 9 boots fit quite well with the M waders (though very large with just stockingfeet, so they are definitely not able to be used as hikers without the waders). While light weight, they are clunkier on dry land than hiking boots (they're rather wide), but are a dream in the water. The Vibram soles provide great traction, and my footing always feels secure. The gravel guard loop is in the perfect location for the hook on the Freestone waders, and when combined, my feet stayed nice and dry. They are easy to get in and out of, and thought they take quite a bit of time to dry completely, they don't drip water after you take them off, so you can easily store them in a vented bag for travel. To top it all off, the color combination is rather flattering, especially when combined with the Freestone waders. Trying them on in the shop even persuaded other female shoppers to invest in a pair!
(Posted on 7/13/2015)
Finally got some boots that seem like they will hold up for more then 2 years! I spend 1-4 days a week on the water year round. Great ankle support no more rolled ankles and great traction. A bit heavier then what I am used to but once broken in they fit like a glove molding to your foot. The blue laces are a bit flashy for me but they get the job done.
(Posted on 5/19/2015)
I've had three pairs of boots in my life... a pair of Redingtons, the Simms guide boots, and these. They were good boots, but on long hikes into canyons and back down rivers at the end of a day, I'd always start dragging my feat and tripping over things... the Vapor boots solved that. They're light boots that have awesome gripping power in snotty boulder-strewn riverbeds. I feel really solid in these, and most of all, love how comfortable I am hiking to and from rivers. That weight difference makes way more difference than you'd think!
(Posted on 4/11/2015)
I have fished twice in the boots. I love the feel of the boots. My feet are not tired at all after 6 to 7 hours of fishing. The only change I would recommend is to move the rock guard loop. I have a pair of G3 Guide Pants (I love) and the gravel guard does not stay in the loop on the boots.
(Posted on 2/28/2015)