VibramÂ® Guide Boot Features :
ECO-CONSCIOUS DESIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE ANGLERS. Invasive species such as mud snails and didymo have become a growing threat to the health of trout populations and aquatic ecosystems throughout the world. And, unfortunately, anglers have played a part in the spread, unintentionally transporting them among different watersheds on their wading boots and other fishing gear. The problem is now well-known in the fishing community and at Simms, weâ€™ve taken the matter to heart.
Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve introduced our new CleanStreamâ„¢ design. CleanStreamâ„¢ is a design philosophy that runs through our line of wading boots. It doesnâ€™t refer to any specific product or feature. Rather, it describes a combination of features we employ to assist anglers in doing their part to prevent the spread of invasive species. Products with our CleanStreamâ„¢ design feature materials that are more resistant to â€œhitchhikingâ€ organisms and have less exposed stitching, fewer ridges and pockets that could potentially hide stowaways. In addition to making fishing gear easier to clean, Simms encourages all anglers to inspect and clean their gear after every outing to help prevent the spread of ANS.
In the biggest breakthrough in years, weâ€™ve teamed with VibramÂ® to give you easy to clean, great-gripping rubber compound treads on our wading boots and river footwear. The G4 Guideâ„¢, Guide, Rivershedâ„¢, Headwatersâ„¢ and FreestoneÂ® boots feature the Simms StreamTreadâ„¢ sole to keep you upright in wet, mossy wading environments.
The exclusive Simms sole uses the VibramÂ® patented 360 lug that provides traction in all directions and is easy to clean. Our shoes and sandals also feature VibramÂ® non-marking soles. All StreamTreadâ„¢ soles can accept Simms HardBiteâ„¢ Boot Studs made specifically for rubber soles. The combination of the removable studs and the StreamTreadâ„¢ sole offers superior traction.
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 â€œCleanStreamâ„¢ technology,â€. 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.
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