Lightweight, durable wading boots with felt outsoles for exceptionally slippery wading conditions.

Wade with confidence and ease when you use the Simms Men's G3 Guide Felt Boot while you cross algae-covered rocks to reach your ideal wading spot on the river. Equipped with 12mm felt on the outsoles, the Felt boot delivers exceptional traction on moss-covered terrain and slippery rocks. In addition, Simms used a CleanStream design which includes features and materials (less exposed stitching, fewer ridges, non-absorbent materials) that are more resistant to hitchhiking organisms—all to make the boot easier to inspect and clean.  

Its waterproof nubuck leather and TPU-coated textile upper offers protection, durability, and abrasion resistance while you wade, hike down a steep ravine to the water's edge, or bushwack through the woods to your secret spot on the river. Partial neoprene lining provides wading warmth, cushioning, and an easy on-and-off while the Felt's traditional lacing helps ensure a just-right performance fit.

Designed with Simms RiverTread platform, the G3 delivers maximum comfort, performance, and slip-resistance so you can concentrate on making that perfect cast. In addition, the RiverTread is both trail-ready and wading-ready, thanks to its molded 3D footbed with arch support and ball flex that align your foot for all-day comfort and optimal bio-mechanics. The molded dual-density EVA midsole provides cushioning for hiking comfort and enhanced proprioception. Simms also equipped the RiverTread platform with molded, minimal, and hidden TPU retention plates that provide lightweight cleat retention and enhanced proprioception.

  • Waterproof nubuck leather, TPU-coated textile upper
  • CleanStream design
  • Partial neoprene lining
  • Traditional lacing
  • RiverTread platform
  • EVA midsole
  • TPU molded heel clips
  • 12mm felt outsole
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Sturdy, Lightweight, & Grippy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love these boots. Super light but still provide a lot of support. The tongue moves pretty far forward so it is easy to get in and out of them with waders on, and the laces are small enough so hooks from waders and wading socks clip on easily. The felt is absolutely fantastic if you fish versatile waters and encounter slippery rocks - when I fish with friends who don't have felt, well on a lot of our waters out West they are slipping and sliding all over and I can just navigate right through, which is especially nice in faster water.
I am a women's size 10 and wear a 9 in these (I usually wear an 8 in men's shoes but due to the waders you should only size down 1 size). They are also pretty comfortable for hiking in and out - I will usually walk in an hour or more before I start fishing and I don't notice any problems with rubbing or foot fatigue.
Wouldn't change a thing about them.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Im not sure why I waited this long to buy these boots.

After my last fishing trip to some fairly rugged terrain, my ankles and knees took a couple of weeks to fully recover leaving me feeling OLD... I am 34.

I bought these boots and took another 3 day fishing trip into the same location and went all 3 days with out any pain or soreness to my ankles or knees. These boots provided support that I'm was used to getting from hockey skates and yet they were flexible where you need it.

With as stiff/supportive as they were out of the box, I was expecting at least a few times out for them to break in, but no joke, from the first step I took they were ready for whatever I'd I could throw at them.

These boots made my previous Chota STL, a pretty good boot I thought, feel like I was wearing a pair of flip-flops.


Price is good

    Simms g3 guide boots are cheap and good quality.
    Delivery is very fast.

    super comfy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    most important is that they work an they work great

    Best wading boots!

      I've tried a lot of different wading boots. These are by far the best. They fit comfortably, provide incredible traction, and have a durable design.