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- Perforated synthetic leather uppers dry fast and quickly drain
- Quick-pull lace system is quick, secure, and won't come untied
- EVA footbed provides cushion and support for all-day comfort
- Quick-dry footbed with an anti-odor treatment keeps foot stink away
- Fully enclosed design keeps debris out of the shoe
- StreamTread Vibram sole is specifically designed to provide a secure grip in slick wading conditions
- Item #SMM0008
- Q & A
Best Portage Shoe Ever
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
OK so this is not the typical use for this shoe but it is a great test. Portaging on canoe trips often involves very rough trails, wet surfaces and slippery rocks while carrying 100+ lbs of gear. Portages are not terribly lengthy but you can be in and out of the canoe all day depending and your feet never get a great chance to dry out completely until the end of the day. These Riprap shoes are the best I have ever used for this. I have tried sandals (rocks in the footbed), a Baffin shoe built for portaging (did not hold up and uncomfortable), and 2 "water shoes" that had no grip. The Riprap grips even the slipperiest of rocks extremely well. The rubber is soft but not as soft as a fly fishing sole. They drain water very fast, dry fast, are quite comfortable, and plenty durable. I just returned from a 10 day trip in Wabakimi park in Ontario so had a great chance to try these out. I wore them with and without socks. The fit is true to size and mine were size 13. The elastic laces are not ideal for securing the shoes while carrying a heavy load on uneven terrain but just crank on them and they work. I have considered changing to a non-stretch lace but the elastic works and you just loosen them when off the trail. You often are dragging your feet against underwater rocks or walking through heavy brush and fallen trees. They held up to this very well. After cleaning them up at home and letting them dry, they look almost new. I will be buying a 2nd pair for the wife. Great shoe!!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I gave these as an engagement gift to a good friend down in Texas and here is what they had to share after getting them wet:
" I love my Simms wading shoes. They provide excellent traction on slippery rocks while fishing, they are great to wear in my drift boat, where I'm often jumping out of the boat into current, and the fully enclosed shoe keeps pebbles out while wading. They dry quickly and they are my favorite footwear in the summer, whether I'm on the river or hiking through creeks. I even ride my horse in them when I know water crossing will be involved. These are extremely versatile shoes."
Great wade shoe.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These wade shoes are comfortable and fit great . The best part of these wade shoes is the traction they provide in water. Better grip than any wade shoe or boot I have had.
How does the sizing run? I wear a 14 Simms vapor and guide. But that's with neoprene socks. 13 normal show. Are the shoe size or wader size?
For the Riprap you are going to want to go based on your street shoe size. Unless you are going with a really thick wet wading sock.
If you have any other questions feel free to hit me up anytime!
Simms Riprap Shoe - Men's Item # SMM0008
Please explain:"Claimed Weight:[single, size 10] 14 oz"
What does "single" mean, 14 oz. for each shoe?
You nailed it! The "Claimed Weight" of the (single, size 10) is the weight claimed by the manufacturer for a single size 10 shoe. The pair of size 10's would weigh 28 oz.