2019 SIMMS FLYWEIGHT VIBRAM WADING BOOT
Hike. Wade. Repeat.The new Simms Flyweight Boot is a game-changing, super lightweight boot built for hike-wade excursions. If the call of high mountain streams and the path less traveled rings true for you, the new Simms 40 oz. Flyweight Boot offers an incredibly lightweight design and plush comfort to help you answer the high-mountain call. The low-profile design maintains full wading boot functionality and the Vibram® Idrogrip outsole sticks to wet, mossy rocks, and is reinforced for reliable stud and cleat retention. The Simms Flyweight boot is perfect for excursions that require a long hike to and from the river.
- Low-profile, lightweight synthetic boot upper
- Welded TPU film in high abrasion zones for durability
- Speed lace hooks and lace-toe closure
- High cushion dual density EVA midsole for comfort
- Stud and cleat-compatible 4.5 mm Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole
5.00/5 Stars out of 20 Reviews
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Matt (California) | October 12th, 2020
I spent the last few months looking for lightweight wading boots that I could use to hike to my fly fishing destination, then fish - without feeling like I was wearing bricks on my feet. Initially, I was open to any brand, but quickly narrowed my search to the Orivs' lightweight boot and Simm's Flyweight boot. After looking at the reviews (including YouTube videos), and checking both out at my local shop, I decided to go with the Simm's Flyweight boot - with a Vibram sole. While I liked both boots, I liked the feel of the Simm's Flyweight boot better and the fact that the boots ride higher over my ankle. To ensure I had enough grip on slippery rocks, I ended up buying the 3/8" Hold Kutter studs (18-3080), which are typically used for racing motorcycles on ice. However, they seem to attach pretty securely to the Simms Flyweight boot - without even coming close to protruding into the foot bed. As well, the heads look like they'll give me plenty of traction. In any case, the one caveat with this review is that I haven't had a chance to use my new boots in the field. Given everything I've read and how the boots feel on my foot (with neoprene wading "socks"), I think they'll work out great. If, however, my actual experience is different, I'll try to update this review. One other note - I also have Simm's Freestone boots, which I'll continue to use with my waders. My intention behind buying the Flyweight boots was to use them for "wet wading" during the summer (with hiking pants that have zip-off leg bottoms).
Garth (SC) | October 7th, 2020
Lightweight yet sturdy enough for all day hiking and various water conditions. I couldn't be happier in these, especially when paired with Simms' G3 Guide Wader. Agree with other comments that a half size up is all you need for a great fit. May purchase another pair so I to keep this combo around for as long as possible!
Bart (Colorado) | August 7th, 2020
These boots are extremely well made, comfortable, and not too heavy. Feels more like a amphibious hiking boot :)
Dedohioskies (Cincinnati) | August 2nd, 2020
These are easily the best I have used, in cold and warm water and in general. They are comfortable and so far durable...already have a second pair waiting in reserve in case Simms changes them!
Spencer (MA) | June 30th, 2020
These boots are great. I have been using them for a few weeks now and they are performing wonderfully. They are not too heavy, yet comfortable. These boots are sturdy enough for miles of hiking to get the the best river spots and a full day on the water. I am a half shoe size, so following the sizing chart recommendation round up then go up a size...the toe box is a tiny bit roomy, but not so much that I would want to go down a size. Great boots, would recommend!
John (Michigan) | May 25th, 2020
Best service and Great Simms flyweight wadeing.. Best I have owned
Jimmy (NY) | April 3rd, 2020
I purchased these boots several weeks ago and have put several miles on them since. I have been extremely satisfied with them so far, they are comfortable, grip well, and seem to have great stud retention.
Jason Leonard (Texas) | March 9th, 2020
These wading boots make life so much nicer! I fish with a case of the bends, always trying to see what's around the next bend. These boots have held together perfectly for going on a year now and I do a lot of out of water hiking over various terrain. They also let me keep my footing in low water Texas summer muck! Do your feet a favor and buy them!
Greg (New Mexico) | January 13th, 2020
A true walking boot for the river. These are a big step up from the big and clunky traditional wading boot. So far these things are awesome.
Robert Hehre (Florida) | January 1st, 2020
These boots are great! They are very lightweight yet they sit high on the ankles and give great support. I wear a shoe size 8.5, but sometimes I wear a size 9 shoe size. I elected to go with a size 9 shoe, rather than a 10 and I am glad I did. I can wear these with my g3 guide waders with wool socks, and they fit. The socks I wear with them though aren't overly thick (i.e. midnight wool socks). But at the same time I am able to wear these boots with just neoprene wading socks, and they are not too loose. ReelFlyRod does so good with shipping quickly. They quickly notified me that they did not have them in stock, but ordered them directly from Simms for me, and still go them to me in about 5-6 days after the purchase. I am very happy with this purchase!