The lure of high mountain streams is the solitude of the path less traveled. The Simms Vaportread® Boot answers the call of remote water with a lightweight, hiking-friendly build, so you can follow the trail further or hike to the next access point with comfort.
The lure of high mountain streams is the solitude of the path less traveled. The Simms Vaportread® Boot answers the call of remote water with a lightweight, hiking-friendly build, so you can follow the trail further or hike to the next access point with comfort. The minimalist design walks like a hiking boot and wades like a fishing boot. The Vaportread® Vibram® outsole sticks to wet, mossy rocks, and the partial neoprene lining insulates your foot in the water. A synthetic upper take the wear and tear of daily use in stride and the sole is reinforced for reliable cleat retention.
Simms Cleanstream LogoCleanStream™ is a design philosophy that runs through our line of wading footwear. While not specific to a product feature, this designation does indicate that the product includes features and/or materials that are more resistant to "hitch-hiking" organisms – have less exposed stitching, fewer ridges & pockets and utilize non-absorbent materials – all making the boots easier to inspect, clean and dry faster. All of these elements assist anglers in doing their part to prevent the spread of invasive species. For more information, please visit our CleanStream™ page or these organizations: www.cleanangling.org, www.protectyourwaters.net or www.tu.org.
Simms Cleanstream LogoThe New VAPORTREAD™ is designed for the adventurous angler looking for an innovative piece of footwear that is both trail-ready and wading-ready perfect for accessing remote, prisitine backcountry fishing holes. The molded 3D footbed with arch support and ball flex aligns the foot for all day comfort and optimizes biomechanics. A molded TPU heel clip secures the heel and adds lateral stability for all day hiking and wading. The molded dual-density EVA midsole creates additional cushioning for hiking comfort and enhanced proprioception. Trying to reduce weight for the trail a molded, minimal TPU retentioin plate was hidden between the midsole and outsole to provide light weight cleat retention and to enhance proprioception. For long lasting traction on trails, slip resistance in water and toe protection, a revolutionized molded VIBRAM® IDROGRIP® rubber outsole with $MM self-sharpening multi-directional lugs was created.
Simms Vibram logoVibram® soles are built from the bottom up and are designed to overcome very specific obstacles on a variety of terrains. Vibram® invests heavily in research and development of products never overlooking even the most minute detail. Vibram® soles boast innovative compounds and technical sole patterns, specifically developed to meet the challenges of many different environments and applications.