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    32 Reviews


    Professional or amateur.

    Whether you’re an industry professional or simply aspire to spend that many days on the water, the Simms Men's G3 Guide Boot is the footwear your wader-clad foot needs this season. As you move, the RiverTread platform reduces the underfoot rigidity compared to a typical boot, allowing your proprioception to keep you in balance on trails and river beds. The TPU-molded heel clip locks in the fit for moving through currents and cruising down a trail, while the EVA midsole absorbs the impact of each step. Comfort is paramount for a day on the water, so Simms partially lined the G3 Guide with neoprene for insulation and cushioning. For the environmental steward, Simms used CleanStream techniques—less exposed stitching and non-absorbent materials—on this boot to reduce the likelihood of transferring invasive species as you move from place to place.

    • Durable wading boots for dedicated anglers
    • Waterproof leather and textile upper for durability
    • Vibram Idrogrip outsole provides traction on riverbeds
    • RiverTread platform maximizes performance and stability
    • Midsole absorbs impact for hiking and wading
    • Partially lined with neoprene for insulation
    • CleanStream design reduces the risk of picking up organisms
    • Compatible with AlumiBite and HardBite studs
    • Item #SMM00CC

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    nubuck leather, textile, TPU
    Vibram Idrogrip
    Claimed Weight
    3lb 11.2oz
    Recommended Use
    flatwater paddling, river fishing, river paddling
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    This boot won't let you down

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Simms G3 wading boot is one of the best value products I've bought. It holds up to a continuous beating. Mine fit a little stiff after drying out, but once they are wet, they become a perfect fit once again. I'll buy another pair in 5 to ten years when my current pair wears out.

    Top Notch

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There's not quite anything out there like these new G3's. Revamped from the last model of the G3, these boots have been upgraded in many ways. These updates include a higher textile upper for added durability, wader attachment hook, and added hard plastic collar on the back of the boot for increased support on the water. I'd recommend tossing some of the HardBite cleats in for added traction, but definitely not something that is fully needed as the Vibram rubber soles are quite grippy. Overall such a high end wading boot in every way possible, and I'm really like them a lot over the previous mostly leather model of the G3!

    All grown up now

      After 25 years of fly fishing I finally decided to break down and get big boy gear so I gave away my neoprene waders with the permanent rubber boots and bought these to go with the new waders I just bought. I should have done this 24 years ago. They come sized with wader booties in mind so you should buy the same size as your normal shoe size however, I am dealing with a swollen foot full of metal and screws so I wanted a little extra room in case they rubbed. Worked out that they were more comfortable on the surgically repaired appendage than the good one but that evened out once they were filled with water and I moved around a bit. They were VERY comfortable and even though they seemed quite rigid, I had no difficulty sensing the terrain in the bottom of the river holes. The hard strap on the back is nice for helping pull them on so you don’t have to totally unlace to get them on and the lug soles worked just fine on the rocks and trees I had to deal with. They also laced up very nicely so I didn’t have to deal with a bunch of silt in them that I had to wade through. Since this is my first pair I don’t have much to compare too but my fishing buddy liked them much better than any of the brands or styles he has owned in the past

      Best wading boots I have used

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is my second pair of Simms G3 Guide Boots.
      I tried several other brands and styles of boots before buying my first pair of Simms G3 Guide Boots. That pair lasted for 5 or 6 years and at least 400 days on the water in extremely rocky substrate. I went through 2 sets of studs and finally the outsoles were worn to the point that the tread was nearly gone.
      For my money, I wouldn't buy anything else.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Simms makes the best quality wading boot out there. I beat my boots up pretty good-fish a ton of small creeks and put a lot of miles on hiking in them. Their boots last way longer than any other ones me or my dad have tried, and I've tried quite a few! I've had some cheaper ones last only a few days in rugged terrain. Once I found these I was hooked. I Never buy any other brand anymore

      You're Gonna Like It

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Awesome boots. These are my first fly fishing boots and I'm glad I spent a little extra money to ensure they would be everything I would need for year round and all day use. The high ankle is awesome for rocker/deeper areas. On top of that, it's tough to argue against Simms lifetime warranty!


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      What an Upgrade, was using a really old worn out pair of Simms handed down from my dad. These are amazing. I can hike all day in them and not have sore feet. In and out of the water these make those all day fishing adventures that much better. High ankle helps with walking through boulders in the river and my feet have stayed much warmer than my old pair of wading boots.

      Awesome boot, on my 3rd pair

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      Gave to my dad, here's his feedback:

      Awesome boots, have been my go to for years! I'm on my 3rd pair, as I keep wearing them out! Keep my feet warm in those cold northern Utah streams. I'll probably keep getting them unless they stop making them! Nothing bad to say.

      Killer boots man

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Simms G3 Guide Boot is like walking on a cloud. This super burly boot will hold up in the worst conditions and outlast any other boot. The classic lace system is extremely durable and long lasting and allows you to dial in the fit and tighten areas separate from each other. Also the high cuff gives you extra support on those hard river crossings while providing all day comfort. I have spent many hours, days, and weeks on the river in these puppies and they are still as perfect as the day I got them. The sizing of these boots are spot on. I got one size bigger than my normal shoe size and it fit perfect. I paired these boots with the Redington Sonic-Pro Wader and they fit impeccably. I would recommend these boots to anyone looking for a super burly boot with all day comfort. Whether it’s snowing out or a brisk summer morning, these boots are the perfect choice and will always be in my pack on all my fishing trips.If you have any questions hit me at 801-523-4075 or email me at [email protected]

      You Get What you Pay For

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The BEST wading boots I have ever put on my feet. Well worth the extra cash to get something that will last forever, and will perform day after day. I would recommend buying the SAME size street shoe that you wear. There is some extra room for waders. Get you some and see what the hype is all about.

      If Only all Gear Performed like these

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Whether you are a weekend warrior or an everyday guide these boots are the ticket. Very comfortable, give feet that extra bit of warmth when in freezing waters, and will last and last. These are the boots I wear year round and have been for the past 3 years. They are still in amazing condition. Make sure to size up to fit those thick socks and waders or booties inside.


        Super good feeling and looking boot for the river. It is very comfortable for those long hikes to the honey hole and supportive for getting down or up steep banks. I only give them 4 stars because they are VERY slick in the water. Save your tailbone and get some cleats for these boots

        Nothing better out there!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I waited a little to write a review for these bad boys and I am glad I did. I have absolutely hammered these boots in the past two months and they look the same as the first day I put them on. I love them to death. They fit pretty true to size in terms of wading boots. I wear a size 9 shoe and am rocking this in a size 9 and they fit great. They are a little on the heavy side but when you feel how durable and strong they are, its not an issue. They give me confidence to go where I want to and spend long ours on the river. A must have if you are hard on gear and are looking for something that will last years to come.

        Simms Does It Again

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have the previous version of this boot, but due a careless thawing incident involving frozen boots, I warped one of them causing some discomfort on one foot. I decided to pony up the money to replace them and I didn't expect the new version to be much better.

        I was quite wrong. Simms really have improved the G3 Guide boot. There is more volume in the boot I've found, which might be a bonus in winter time. Although there is more volume, I didn't have any issues with my feet being loose and my heals feel better locked in place than the previous pair. With the reinforcements, I think these are more bomber than before too.

        On a recent trip to Montana and Colorado, my feet never got tired, even on days we were on our feet for 10 and half hours straight...


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        If you're the occasional angler you can get away with spending a little less on wading gear. But if you're out there all the time, it pays to spend the extra money and get quality.
        The G# guide boots are meant to take a beating and last forever. They're a burly boot that's overbuilt to withstand countless hours submerged, miles of hiking (though certainly not a hiking oriented wading boot), and stumbling through rocks and thick brush.
        They are extremely supportive with a pretty stiff upper and an extra high cuff that saves your ankle when you inevitably roll over river rocks.
        What's nice about these is the fact that the soles seems very malleable. Your foot can conform to shape of whatever you're walking on. Lots of times with wading boots, it can seem like you're on a very stiff soled platorm, but no so with these. I think that really helps with grip in slippery situations.
        One last thing I'll point out is the big tab on the heel is super helpful when pulling on these boots. Sometimes with wading booties it can be tricky to get wading boots on or off, but this feature is great.