Simms Freestone Felt Soles Wading Boots Gunmetal. Reengineered from the ground up, Simms’ classic Freestone® Boot—in felt—features gold-standard stability and support at a price that won’t break the bank. Source classic style and bomber durability from the synthetic full-grain leather and scratch rubber upper. A neoprene-lined collar enhances all-around hiking and wading comfort. And navigate the slick and unruly with confidence thanks to Simms’ proven StreamTread™ platform.
FEATURES & BENEFITS: • A new, more durable update to our best-selling felt wading boot • A 12mm Felt outsole version of the FREESTONE® boot • Simm’s StreamTread™ platform for heavy-duty wading performance, support & traction. • Synthetic full-grain leather & scratch rubber upper for all-around durablilty. • Neoprene-lined collar for all-around hiking & wading comfort MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic full-grain leather upper; StreamTread™ platform/12mm Felt outsole APPROX. PAIR WEIGHT (size 10): 65.6 oz STOCK SIZES: 05-16, whole sizes, EEE width
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.
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 column. This will typically be one size up from your normal shoe size for men and one size down for women (ie: a women's USA size 8 would take a men's boot size 7).
(Simms Boot size 5 will fit a Youth Size 4, etc.)