Footwear is an important part of any outdoor endeavor. Shoes and boots are the primary line of defense between variable terrain and your feet, ankles, and legs. So it pays to have solid footwear that stands the test of time on the water. We have a few different footwear options that are meant to be worn without waders. From wet wading shoes to rubber boots that are great for boat decks, we carry solid shoe options across the board. Most of our wet wading and footwear selection comes from Simms, a leading manufacturer of fly fishing gear. Simms is most well-known for their waders but makes a solid wading boot and a few different kinds of flats shoes, wet wading boots, and rubber boots. They also make Flip Flops for relaxing at the lodge after a long day on the water.
The Simms Flats Sneaker is a durable option for wading the flats, coral, and all tropical scenarios. The sneakers feature a high-ankle design for improved stability and a durable rubber sole that offers protection from coral and rocks. The boots are built with durable, saltwater-friendly materials and feature a lace-toe and synthetic upper. These boots have the latest technology and provide surefooted all-day comfort. If you’re looking for a simpler flats boot, the Simms Zipit Bootie II is another great option for anglers wading sandy flats. These booties work well on the front of a skiff or on a wading mission and are built to be simplistically rugged with user-friendly features like the easy on-off zipper capabilities. These boots can be worn barefoot or with a light liner sock.
If you’re looking for rubber boots, Simms makes a few different styles that can be used in a variety of scenarios. The Simms Riverbank Chukka Boot is a low-topped rubber boot that is perfect for boating and rock hopping. These sole is designed for ultimate traction and the boots are comfortable and waterproof. If you’re looking for a higher boot for stream or brook situations when full waders aren’t required, check out the Riverbank Pull-On Boot that’s 14 inches high to give you knee-high waterproof performance. And if you want to upgrade to the best rubber boot for the highest performance in boot wading tech, the Simms G3 Guide Pull-On Boot (also 14” high) provides a more rugged design and is equipped with the same Vibram soles Simms uses on their wading boots.
If you’re looking for the lightest wet wading boots in the industry, we’ve got the perfect boot for that, too. The Simms Flyweight Wet Wading Shoe is ideal for freshwater wading scenarios and offers unprecedented performance on western rivers, in New Zealand, and in any environment when wet wading is common. These boots are the lightest boot in fly fishing right now and also come in a wading boot that can be worn over neoprene waders.
No matter what your wet wading and footwear needs, we have a solid selection of Simms footwear to help make your experience on and off the water more enjoyable. From rugged flats boots to stylish flip flops, our fly fishing footwear selection offers the best in fly fishing boot performance. All boots ship for free with a price match guarantee.
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