Closeouts. Perfect for light wading days on the river, Simms Pursuit wading shoes offer the protection, breathability and support of well-placed nylon mesh, neoprene and leather as well as the rock-solid grip of a Vibram® anti-slip outsole.
Best for wet wading or boat use
Nylon mesh, neoprene and synthetic leather upper is durable, breathable and quick drying
Nylon speed-lace system with lace lock storage pocket
Heavy-duty rubber toe bumper
Anatomically molded, anti-odor and radial edge footbed
Cleanstream design prevents the spread of invasive species by using materials that are resistant to hitchhiking organisms
Vibram® anti-slip, non-marking rubber outsole for excellent traction on wet and dry surfaces
Reviewed by Denver Fly Fisherman from Denver, CO on Friday, July 27, 2012
I recently used these shoes while wet wading in July on a hot day in Colorado. They were excellent for that use. I also like the convenience of being able to wear them to and from the river. They dry quickly.
Best Uses: Fly fishingwet wading
Describe Yourself: Stylish
Pros: Breathes Well, Comfortable, Durable, Good traction in stream
Reviewed by Flies over water from Denver, CO on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I originally purchased these a size too big (size 14, I wear a size 13) because I wanted to use them with neoprene wading socks for wet wading in the summer in Colorado. When I received them I tried them on while wearing my wading socks, and there is no way I could fit my foot in the shoe. I compared these shoes to several of my size 13 shoes and the size 13s were all bigger than these (size 14). I do like the product but I think the size was mislabeled. I may still use these for wet wading, but not with neoprene socks.
Reviewed by DocBoss from Missouri on Thursday, April 5, 2012
These are the perfect substitute for an athletic shoe that you might use for summer wading. You need a neoprene sock to prevent sliding in the shoe. Regular acrylic socks will tend to gather and without a sock it is easy to get a sore spot or blister. Not well padded, so don't consider hiking too far to your fishing spot in them. When you get them they smell like the Elephant House at the zoo, but they get better after a couple of uses. I rate them a B on value, B in construction, B in utility. I used them on the Texas coastal flats and in Missouri Ozark streams. A good substitute for wading booties, but if you need to walk to your "spot", buy a cheap pair of New Balance SL-2 last shoes.
Reviewed by thumper338 from Denver, CO on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
They are too small to wear with waders. I wear a 14/15 in normal shoes. I purchased these in a 15 at the same time that I bought some waders. I couldn't get my foot into the shoe at all with the waders on. I could get the shoes on with just a sock... but it was not comfortable and I'd only be wearing socks with waders. I can't immagine wearing these barefoot in the summer.
Reviewed by JP from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I used these shoes during a week long guided fly fishing trip. I wore them over simms breathable gore-tex stockingfoot waders. The shoes were not true to size when coupling them with stockingfoot waders - they were at least a size too small. Other than that, they held up well and a great wading shoe. They gripped the river bed very well with no slipping. I will hold on to these for fishing without waders and boating trips where they are more suitable and excellent application.
Best Uses: Boating, Kayaking, Rafting, Wading, Walking/Hiking
Cons: Difficult On and Off, Not true size w waders
Describe Yourself: Intermediate
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Traction, Great versatility, Lightweight