Simms® Blackfoot™ Wading Boots for Men
Great Brand-Super Slick Boots
I bought these boots back in March and they look like they are about 3-4 years old. Most of the black vinyl has worn off and the substrate is showing. However; I have used them about 50 times in about 7-months.
I chose the rubber bottoms to help comply with any invasive specie issues. However; that was a bad idea. I fish mostly tailwaters in East TN and these soles are super slick. I have fell more times with these boots this year than I have with felt-soles the past 10-years combined.
Also; the sole is not very flexible. So; you feel like you are trudging along when walking.
Simms is a great brand; but, this boot needs some redesign.
October 24, 2011
I returned a pair of Red Head felt sole boots that fell apart after one month for a pair of these. What a difference. I've had them for about one year now and have worn them well over 100 times. Even witrh the abuse I've given them on the rocks, they are holding up fine. They have good support and grip well, especially now that I've studded them with some sheet metal screws. I just wish they came in half sizes. I wear a 9 1/2 EE and bought a size 10. They fit fine with socks, but I had to remove the insole to wear them with waders and they are still tight. My fault for taking advice from the sales person. When/If I wear this par out, I'll try size 11's.
March 28, 2011
Great alternative to felt
My old wader shoes literally fell apart after a few years of use and I thought I'd step up to something that will hopefully last a little longer and also won't get banned(felt) in the next few years. I had my reservations about the sole not gripping very well and actually bought the pack of studs and put those in also. But after a couple trips with these boots I'm sold. Their just as good if not more grippy than my old felt shoes and are way more comfortable. I'm about a 12.5 foot size but wear a size 13 shoe and bought these in a size 13 and they fit great with waders on. These will hopefully be the last pair of wading shoes I have to buy for a long while.
October 21, 2010
Affordable and Amazing
These waders are the best value for the money. I got a gift certificate and used it to buy the shoes and I could not be more happy. The size is true and the shoes are very comfortable.
I purposely bought eco-friendly shoes, as I am trying to get rid of the disease spreading equipment. I had reservations about stability and traction,but that is all in the past now.
This is a great buy!
March 31, 2010