Simms VaporTread Boot - Vibram

Simms VaporTread Boot - Vibram

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Product Overview:

A lightweight, hiking-friendly wading boot for anglers in search of remote holes and high mountain riffles. This boot is ideal for anglers looking to cover miles of water during the day.

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Product Description

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 Logo

    CleanStream™ 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:, or

  • Simms Cleanstream Logo

    The 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 logo

    Vibram® 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.


Simms VaporTread Boot - Vibram Features

    • A new lightweight, fast & minimal wading boot with a synthetic leather, textile & scratch rubber upper
    • Waterproof synthetic leather, rip-stop nylon and scratch rubber upper
    • Partial neoprene lining and anatomical collar
    • ESS plates for improved cleat retention and proprioception
    • Dual-density midsole for shock absorption

MATERIAL TECHSynthetic leather, textile & scratch rubber upper; VaporTread™ platform/4.0mm Vibram® Megagrip rubber outsole

APPROX. WEIGHT: 51.2 oz per pair


Footwear Care:

If using in saltwater always clean and rinse to prevent corrosion.

Use a brush to remove dust and dirt. Choose an old vegetable brush or toothbrush. For maximum thoroughness, remove laces prior to cleaning. Use specialized boot cleaner, saddle soap or maybe a mild dishwashing soap with luke-warm water.

Do not use bar soap or detergents.

Do not place wet boots close to a heat source (fireplace, campfire, wood stove, radiator, heater, sunny windowsill) as this can weaken adhesives and cause materials to become brittle or shrink.

Dry using natural methods (air dry) and try to keep them out of the sun for long periods of time. Boots dry faster when positioned upside-down. If desired, stuff a sheet or two of newspaper into each boot to absorb moisture. Change the paper each hour.

If you see any mold on your boots, brush in a mixture of 80% water and 20% vinegar.

Over time the use of leather conditioners may provide increased water repellency and can prevent cracking and drying of the leather.

Store footwear in a place where temperatures are stable and normal. Do not store footwear in attics, garages, car trunks or any unventilated spaces.

Never put footwear in washing machine



Customer Reviews

No comparison Review by Flycastr65
Took these boots to the silty Deckers and really wonder why I ever used felt boots? The traction was amazing! I fished all day, hiked in and out of the water, walked all day and didn't notice I had them on. Lightweight, comfortable, and top notch quality. Simms made these with the Colorado fisherman in mind! (Posted on 4/14/2016)
Nice light boot for hiking all day in! Review by Todd Fisher
I bought these to replace my old pair of Simms Guide boots. They had gotten stiff, cramped my feet, and were too heavy to carry into the backcountry in my backpack. These were a perfect replacement since they are nice and light, comfortable (flexible), and I can wear them all day on the trail/river when I need to. I have also fished with them in cold weather, and they keep my feet perfectly warm. Go good with the neoprene sock for wet wading or with waders. Best boot yet. (Posted on 4/30/2015)
Superlight and Comfortable Review by Kevin @ Trouts
I've hiked into Cheeseman Canyon and walked up and down Bear Creek in these boots. Check them out before you pull the trigger on any other boot. (Posted on 11/13/2014)
Comfortable Boot Review by Anthony
Love the vibram sole.
(Posted on 11/13/2014)

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