I liked mine OK, but I wouldn’t wear around oysters though. They are very “soft”. the other thing was that the insole was very slick when wet. I had them roll a time or two.
That’s a very general statement. What Simms wading boots have you tried? I have a very wide foot and have no issues with any Simms boots, shoes or flip flops. Hobbits?That's right, if you wear a wide shoe, forget getting Simms to fit your feet. Even going up a size won't work. My last pair was from Cabelas. Every other Simms gear I have is tip-top.
I called Simms and ask for another pair of mid-weight bootfoot waders like my old ones...not in the cards. Those get worn summer and winter, especially in the boats.
Mine were a little tight but after a while they were perfect. I lost them along the way. I’m trying to wear out a pair of Vaportreads but can’t seem to, they are good boots!The zippered one, it didn't fit my foot in width or instep. It was hard to get a foot into the boot at all, tried two sizes and called the factory, (those are good folks). Told me the boot runs narrow and they don't make it in wide. That was a couple years ago, perhaps they have a wider version now? My Simms stocking foot and bootfoot waders are aok.
I was trying to fit a boot for surf fishing FL sand in warm weather, one worn with a light weight liner sock.
Have you tried these on? I’m interested...never been hit by a stingray but stepped on a lot, been swiped at probably a few dozen times but I’m in the water wading as much or more than poling or drifting.https://barts-bay-armor.com/product/protective-wading-boots/
When/if my Simms wear out, these are next on the list. Comfortable, and good ray protection too.
I haven't yet, but I've heard good things from fishing buddies that have them. They are certainly heavy, but not much more heavy than my simms, and in the water I doubt I'll notice.Have you tried these on? I’m interested...never been hit by a stingray but stepped on a lot, been swiped at probably a few dozen times but I’m in the water wading as much or more than poling or drifting.
Average 3.4 pounds for a pair