Time spent on the river is knowledge. And the more time you spend on the river, the more your gear needs to perform at a high level. Our G3 Guide™™ Boot is designed with working guides in mind. This means the support, traction and durability that 200-plus days on the river demand. The boot features big-time ankle support and an enhanced feel underfoot to help you get to hard-to-reach places. Our Rivertread®™ build gives you more feeling under your boot, so the unseen becomes easier to navigate without compromising on the overall support or traction of the boot. With proven durability to handle the wear and tear of hiking and wading day in and day out, the G3 Guide™™ Boot gives your confidence to move across rocky river bottoms anywhere in the world.
My first pair of wading boots, over 20 years ago, were a pair from Simms. Since then I've tried Orvis, Korkers, and Patagonia boots, none of which I was really happy with. This year I decided to go back to Simms and purchased their G3 boots with felt soles. Best boots I've owned. One surprise so far is that they have proved to be the warmest boots I've worn. The combination of these boots with my G3 wading pants works great on our rivers here in Northern Colorado. So far that includes a 33 degree day on the river. Great ankle support as well. Seriously considering a pair of G3's with the rubber sole and aluminum cleats to go with these.