Simms Vapor Wading Boot
From high-elevation rivulets to coring into no-man’s land with
nothing but bear mace and Ramen noodle rations, Simms’ new Vapor Boot
gets you into the thick of it—faster. Its lightweight, minimalist design
is maximized by a VaporTread
platform/4.0mm Vibram Megagrip rubber outsole that effectively bridges
the worlds of superior hiking speeds and traction-enhanced wading
performance. Features include a synthetic leather, textile, and scratch
rubber upper that, combined with an anatomical top collar, work with
your feet for all-day, blister-free trailblazing. Internals are
precision lined with plush neoprene where it counts, generating warmth,
redefining comfort, and guaranteeing on/off ease whether it’s time to
rally—or rest—your dogs.
- A new lightweight, fast & minimal wading boot with a synthetic leather, textile & scratch rubber upper
- Simms’ NEW lightweight: VaporTread platform for an engineered balance of fast hiking & wading performance.
- Anatomical top line at collar for all-day hiking
- Partially-lined with neoprene for wading warmth, cushioning & easy-on/easy-off
Buyer's Guide for Simms Cleats and Studs for your Wading Boots
are several options for Simms Wading Boots and cleats. The most
popular is the Simms Hard Bite Star Cleat. This works in unison with
the Vibram Streamtred Sole and fits right into the lug pattern. The Simms Hard Bite Star Cleat maintains a nice low profile but will provide a
ton of traction once your weight compresses the sole of the boot.
The next option for Vibram sole boot owners is the Simms Alumabite Star
Cleat. These sit up a bit higher and give you a little more advanced
traction. Since aluminum is relatively soft, it delivers fantastic
traction. The downside is that they do sit up a bit higher than the Hard Bite Star Cleat so if you walk a long ways outside the river you
might get tired of them!
You can use a phillip's head screwdriver or a
drill with a phillip's head attached to install either of these. All
Simms Vibram Soled wading boots come with pilot holes and they are super
easy to install. The last option is the Simms Hardbite Stud. This is more
of a traditional stud and does quite deliver the traction of the Star
Cleats and is more typically reserved for adding to your Simms Wading Sandals which is a sweet concept!