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Simms RiverTek 2 Boa Felt marches into the flow with the proven Boa closure system that empowers anglers via precision, on-demand fit. Underfoot, the boot’s StreamTread platform bolsters support and traction, while the upper architecture features a rugged and waterproof synthetic leather coupled with TPU skid plates located in high-wear areas. Additional angler benefits include partially lined neoprene internals that bolster warmth, cushioning, and easy-on/off capabilities.
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
• A wading boot with a tuned combination of reliability, performance & quick adjustment
• Simm’s StreamTread™ platform for heavy-duty wading performance, support & traction
• Waterproof synthetic leather, TPU & scratch rubber upper with a Boa® closure system for a precision, on-demand fit
• New molded TPU skid plates located in high-wear areas for added durability & protection
• Partially-lined with neoprene for warmth, cushioning & easy-on/off
MATERIAL TECH: Waterproof synthetic leather, molded TPU & scratch
rubber upper; StreamTread™ platform/12mm Felt outsole
APPROX. PAIR WEIGHT (size 10): 57.6 oz
STOCK SIZES: 07-14, whole sizes, EEE width"
Benefits of Felt Sole Wading Boots:
Traction - Felt Sole Wading Boots are well known for their ability to stick better to varying type of river/stream bedrock conditions. Therefore, with Felt Sole Wading Boots you will be less likely to slip or fall while wading and fly-fishing.
Mobility - With felt soles you will be able to move about much more easily when wading because felt soles have great traction.
Recovery - If for some reason you do happen to trip or fall when wading, the felt sole wading boots will help you to recover much more easily, which is obviously a huge plus when considering which type of wading boot to use.
Piece of Mind - Because felt sole boots have great traction, mobility and help you to recover when you trip or fall, you can breathe easy and focus on fly-fishing and catching that trophy fish at your favorite stream or river.
Not all styles available in all sizes; please see individual boot for size specifics ** Freestone Boot - Streamtread only
Simms felt soles have been in the fly fishing industry for a long time and it seems they may eventually be banned by many states. While felt grabs rocky bottomed rivers, it does a serviceable job of gripping dry rocks on the bank also. Slipping when wading is always on the minds of anglers and this why felt soled boots are generally considered to be a good choice for wading freestone streams with rocks and gravel. But on the down side, it has been studied that felt may unintentionally transfer invasive species from one watershed to another by hitching a ride within the felt. And, felt offers no real advantage on salt water flats, muddy or soft bottomed streams or lakes and it also is slippery on grass or steep slopes. For winter anglers, felt is often a poor choice as snow will stick to wet felt like glue and fly fishermen soon find themselves walking on clumps of packed snow stuck to their boot soles.
Gary Hammerslag's initial inspiration for the company was the creation of laces for footwear that would stay tied and not come undone during physical activity. In 2001 the first boot-systems featuring the Boa laces were produced by Vans and K2's snowboard divisions. In 2002 DC implemented the laces into its boot-systems for snowboard boots as well. By 2004 the company moved into the cycling industry, and next into the golf industry in 2005. The lace closure systems were also integrated into other products, including trail running shoes and more general outdoor footwear. This included winter boots, hiking boots, hunting boots, and work boots. Boa has also been used by endorsed athletes in both the Olympic Games and the X-Games. In 2011 Simms Boa Technology changed the name of its patented closure system from the "Simms Boa Lacing System" to the "Simms Boa Closure System", in reaction to the use of Boa Technology on non-footwear items such as helmets, motorcycle gloves, hydration packs, medical braces, and other apparel. By 2012 Boa Technology was used in one third of all the snowboard boots produced globally, and more than 70 riders in the Tour de France used the Boa Closure System.