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Simms Guide Boot - Vibram StreamTread Sole

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Guides have a knack for bringing new boots to submission—quickly. That’s why Simms designed its Guide Boot to meet the durability and comfort requirements of these high-mileage river keepers. Thanks to superior ankle support and Simms’ exclusive StreamTread™ Vibram® soles, Guide Boots are as at home sleuthing the river for aggressive trout as they are hammering up and over gnarly terrain to reach the primest lies on the planet.

Vibram® Guide Boot Features :

  • CleanStreamâ„¢ design utilizes Schoeller®-dynatec mesh panels and waterproof nubuck leather upper for easy cleaning
  • TecTuffâ„¢ coated leather surrounds ankle for greater support
  • Perforated neoprene lining with closed-cell foam and full-coverage molded rubber toe cap
  • Contoured NATO speed lacing system with high quality nylon laces
  • Waterproof nubuck leather construction with Schoeller® NanoSphere® water-resistant finish
  • Approximate pair weight (size 10): 65.8 oz
  • Men's whole sizes: 7 - 14
  • Click here for StreamTreadâ„¢ cleat patterns and Vibram® Resoling resources

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, we’ve taken the matter to heart.

That’s why we’ve introduced our new CleanStream™ design. CleanStream™ is a design philosophy that runs through our line of wading boots. It doesn’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 CleanStream™ design feature materials that are more resistant to “hitchhiking” 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, we’ve teamed with Vibram® to give you easy to clean, great-gripping rubber compound treads on our wading boots and river footwear. The G4 Guide™, Guide, Rivershed™, Headwaters™ and Freestone® boots feature the Simms StreamTread™ sole to keep you upright in wet, mossy wading environments.

The exclusive Simms sole uses the Vibram® patented 360 lug that provides traction in all directions and is easy to clean. Our shoes and sandals also feature Vibram® non-marking soles. All StreamTread™ soles can accept Simms HardBite™ Boot Studs made specifically for rubber soles. The combination of the removable studs and the StreamTread™ 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 “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.

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