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Home > Simms Headwater Wading Boots - Vibram StreamTread Sole

Vibram® Headwater Wading Boots - Wading Boots

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Description of the Vibram® Headwater Wading Boots - Wading Boots:

When packing for far-off fishing destinations, baggage weight restrictions are easy to exceed when your boots are a pair of bricks. Select high-grade materials make the Headwaters™ Simms’ lightest wading boot in the line-up. And at a wallet-friendly price, they don’t sacrifice durability thanks to features such as rugged rubber toes and TPU heel clips.

Simms and Vibram have worked together to produce the Vibram® StreamTread™ sole. An ultra-grippy, super-sticky rubber sole that works as good or better than felt in virtually any wet or aquatic condition. This sole is the most aggressive sticky rubber sole available and will give you great traction not only in the water but out of as well. Mud, wet grass, snow and other conditions that can be challenging with other sole options are easily handled with the StreamTread™ sole. These new soles have been field tested extensively and will perform far better than any rubber soled fishing footwear currently on the market.

Simms HEADWATERS™ BOOT - Vibram® StreamTread™ sole

Features :

  • CleanStream™ design utilizes Schoeller®-dynatec mesh panels & synthetic leather upper for easy cleaning
  • Materials used in this boot make this design the lightest in the Simms wading boot line-up
  • EVA wedge midsole construction
  • Rubber toe & TPU heel clip increase durability and provide abrasion resistance
  • High quality, non-corrosive hardware & contoured speed lacing system
  • Synthetic construction and NanoSphere® water-resistant finish
  • Approximate pair weight (size 10): 35 oz
  • Men's whole sizes: 7 - 14
  • Click here for StreamTread™ cleat patterns and Vibram® Resoling resources

The Vibram soled boots will be a big step forward in anglers' fight against aquatic nuisance species - organisms like didymo, whirling disease and New Zealand mud snails that are transferred to other waterways via felt and matter caught on the boots. Already, New Zealand has banned felt-soled boots and some states are asking anglers to avoid using felt soled shoes. Additionally, Simms boots and waders are designed with the “CleanStream™ technology,”. This philosophy and design uses materials and production techniques to make it more difficult for microorganisms to attach and makes Simms wading gear easier to properly clean.

Write a Review Reviewed by 7 Customer(s)
Simms Boots
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Brad on 04/08/2011
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1 - 4 Weeks
Pros: Simms Headwater Boots are excellent. I like the comfortable fit, they are rubber soled to keep off invasive algae and overall fine boot. Reasonable price.
Cons: none
Great value, high quality
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Don on 10/12/2010
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1 - 4 Months
Pros: Very light and comfortable, slipper-like comfort. Best boots I've ever worn. Just spent 7 days wearing them all day in Alaska and have nothing but praise. I got the screw-in studs, put them in, and then took them out. Most of the rivers there had a sand bottom, so the studs were not needed. Its great to have that flexibility. They also dried out very quickly when I got them home. One of our guides in Alaska had just purchased the same boots so we compared notes. He was as happy as I was. Good price, great value when compared to other offerings.
Cons: None to speak of. Sometimes the tongue folds down when slipping your foot in, but that is very minor.
Other Thoughts: Typical excellent RiverBum service. Got them in no time with free shipping.
Nice boot, great price.
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: DJ in VA on 08/22/2010
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1 - 4 Weeks
Pros: Nice light boot. No didymo spreading. Very comfortable, nice and wide. I went ahead and got the studs to go along with these. I like a studded boot and it was kind of fun to put the studs in myself where I wanted them. The studs came with a little key to help screw them in and it worked like a charm.
Cons: Can't think of any. We'll see how the studs hold up under pressure when I use them Alaska next month.
Other Thoughts: Typical excellent RiverBum service. Got here fast and free.
Best boot on the market
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: John on 11/28/2009
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1 - 4 Months
Pros: Comfortable fit, light weight, grip on rocks.
Cons: None
Other Thoughts: I fish eastern freestone streams for trout. These boots grip as well as felt. Help stop the spread of didymo.
Great Boots
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Chris on 09/25/2009
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1 - 4 Months
Pros: Just finished a week fishing east Yellowstone (Soda Butte, Lamar, and Slough) and was very impressed with the traction of these boots. Although I bought the studs as a precaution I never needed to use them, not even on the Slough which tends to be more slick than the other streams. I had the same confidence on the Gardiner River which is warmer and consequently more weedy. They dried fast and are easy to clean
Cons: Really can't think of any significant cons.
Other Thoughts: Not only are these soles great in the water they are fantastic on dry rocks and on river banks where felt usually slips. With the technology going into rubber soles and the results to date and believe it is high time to phase out felt.
Headwater
Rating: 4 of 5 [4 of 5]
Reviewed by: John Tad on 09/07/2009
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1 - 4 Months
Pros: Sturdy boot - great support on the rocky bottoms. Very good support for hiking into back ponds.
Cons: Soles can still be a bit slippery - got to watch your step - but better than felt soles that host potential fungus.
Other Thoughts: Only worn the boots a few months - hoping the stitching will hold up to the abrasions of the rocky river beds. Thank you for the opportunity to comment and the $5 credit. Best. Tad
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Ron on 08/18/2009
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 4 - 12 Months
Pros: These shoes are very comfortable. I am impressed with the traction, even on moss covered rocks.
Cons: None
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