Simms RiverTek 2 Boa 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/3.0mm Vibram Idorogrip rubber outsole
APPROX. PAIR WEIGHT (size 10): 59.2 oz
STOCK SIZES: 07-14, whole sizes, EEE width"
Not all styles available in all sizes; please see individual boot for size specifics ** Freestone Boot - Streamtread only
Today, Simms Vibram soles are manufactured in Brazil, China, Italy and the United States, and are used by more than 1,000 footwear manufacturers in their footwear products. Vibram is well known for pioneering the barefoot running movement with the FiveFingers line of shoes that mimic the look and mechanics of being barefoot. In the United States, Simms Vibram soling products are manufactured under exclusive license by Quabaug Corporation of North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Although the brand is best known among the outdoor and mountaineering community, Vibram produces numerous models of soles specifically designed for fashion, military, rescue, law enforcement or industrial use. Vibram also produces soles used exclusively for footwear resoling. Vibram also produces a line of disc golf discs. They have released several putters and fairway drivers.
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.