Simms Guard Sock
SimmsGuard Sock

Cozy, durable wading guard socks.

It may be mid-summer, but your home waters still feel wicked chilly, so pair your wading boots with the Simms Guard Socks. The 3.5mm neoprene keeps your feet warm in chilly water, and the integrated hooks securely attach to your boots. The anatomically correct left and right stocking feet offer a just-right fit while the Guard's abrasion-resistant textured nylon jersey fabric adds durability and no-slip convenience.

  • 3.5mm neoprene
  • Abrasion-resistant textured nylon jersey
  • Anatomically correct left and right stocking feet
  • Molded boot hook tabs
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Required for Summer Wet Wading

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There are plenty of wading socks but these have it all in terms of the gravel guard and boot lace loop to keep it from riding up. A simple product but these wading socks are well priced for having the right features. Use these when the mid-Summer temperatures get up there and you would rather not put on the full waders. Great for shallow stream wading or drift boat fishing with occasional wading stops in the Summer heat!

Great for Wet Wading

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When it's too nice out to wear waders, grab these puppies and get after it.
Great fit and construction.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

save the waders for the cold days, these things fit great and feel even better. i have had terrible luck with finding ones that dont bunch up, or get weird feelings inside your boots. let alone in my size! these i took a chance on and im so happy i did! i have a size 7.5 normal shoe size. i bought the small. the grip on the bottom is great so there is no movement in my boots.

Game Changer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Old tennis shoes fill up with sand and gravel when you wet wade. Wearing full waders in summer months is extremely hot. These wading socks with gravel guards are game changers. They allow you wear normal wading boots without waders, so you stay cool and keep out ALL sand and gravel. They are awesome and I wish we would of found them sooner.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Nice and warm on cool days, not too hot on warm days. Great protection, nice fit, and solid craftsmanship.

wet wading

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

these are perfect for wet wading those cold mtn streams. keeps your feet nice and warm and works fantastic with my g3 guide boots.

Serious Game Changer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I can't believe I didn't buy these earlier.....

The Simms Guard Sock is a complete game changer when it comes down to wet wading. Before I was tossing on some old socks and boots I didn't care about and mucked around with what seemed like a 20lb weight attached to my feet. After picking up these Guard Socks I haven't worn my waders (or old stinky boots since) since it's prime time wet wading season now! Simms makes some of, if not THE best fly fishing gear out there... so pick up a pair of guard socks and pair them with your normal wading boots and get out there to enjoy the best time of fishing all year the right way.

Give me a shout if you have questions on sizing with these or any other Simms gear or apparel.

PS these smell like a surfing wetsuit when they are fresh out of the package... love that smell!

Best invention since the Taco bag

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you are wading in the warmer months of the year and have never used these give them a try. They will change your world. I promise. These are used by just about everybody that I can show them to and talk into buying and the opinion is unanimous , they rule. Crazy comfortable and warm for cold streams on hot days. Can hike all day in knee deep water and your feel will still feel amazing. Combine with Simms Guide Boot and your feet will be in a realm of comfort you didn't imagine possible while wet wading. They also make for a great gift for any occasion.

Wet Wading Must

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these for wet wading, most other brands i have tried were not as anatomically correct in the foot and would bunch or loose fitting around the calf. These are well built and comfy for long wet wading days.

Cush river socks

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

I picked these up for a buddy an he's finally enjoying wet wading now that he has these socks. Walking the river is more comfortable too. Great for summer fishing temperatures here in Utah.

Cold water & warm days

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go to solution for those shoulder days were the water is not warm enough yet for sandals or water shoes, but the day is too warm for waders. I also really like taking these along when I know I don't need to wade in deeper water and have a longer hike ahead of me. Another great product from Simms!

Great for summer fishing

    Bought these for my dad and he's loving them! He's a size 10-10.5 and the L fit great!

    great for warm weather

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

    These are the best for warm weather when your waders are too much. Perfect for these super warm days we have in the desert. The S fit well for Sarah. She is street shoe 8.5, if that helps give any input into sizing.

    These things are great

      Great for those days when the temps are up and you don't want to wear waders. The gravel guard clip broke the firsd day of use.

      strip down to your socks!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      When it's too hot for waders these are the best solutions! They are not only comfy but super durable. I would highly suggest them for anyone that fishes in the desert and wants to avoid being trapped in a wader sauna. Anyway as you can tell we love these socks at and we know you will too. Same as Alyssa I got the smalls because they don't offer a XS and I just wear extra socks to make them fit a bit more snug. :D

      Key To An Awkward Summer Tan

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These bad larrys are what you need when working on that awkward wet wading tan that we all know and love. Skin tone aside, these things are all you need during the warm months. They are Durable, keep your feet warm and happy and the colors are only a medium on the dork scale. I wish they made these in and XS for my little feet, but alas the fish world doesn't have them for women (yet) They are true to size for all the guys I know that rock them! get these for all your wet-wading endeavors.

      Key To An Awkward Summer Tan

      Nice Fish! Where is that?

      Thanks! Utah river couple hours outside of SLC : )

      Wet wading and cold toe solution.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These wading socks are more than other options, but I find them to provide way more insulation and their durability and fit seem to justify the price. The L & R option is great and doesn't leave you with a lot of extra bunching toward the outside toes. 3.5mm neoprene fills out my boots while wet wading and I have had no issue with slipping or getting the sock on/off. Pair these with a light boot (PAT Ultralight Wading Boot) and you are set for a long day during high temps. When you are done, make sure to dry thoroughly (flip inside out too) to avoid any unnecessary funkiness. These are thicker and dry a little slower (may need to remove your boot insole for extra room), but provide a great amount of comfort and warmth when hitting tail waters. Couple them with a thin hiking or running sock for extra comfort.

      Well worth it!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These wading socks are great. A little on the pricier side, but have the durability to make them well worth it. The gravel guard keeps rocks and grit out of your boots and keeps the socks lasting for years. Medium fits great with my size 10 feet!

      Fantastic for backpacking

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      When backpacking, pair these with closed-toe water shoes (buy a half size larger than normal) and you're all set. They're lightweight, and unfold to cover up to your knees. They're very warm in cold water. Personally I pair this with a Tenkara setup for backpacking, which makes for a very simple, lightweight kit.

      Don't wear these with open toe sandals. I've done it; when you slip and stub your toe on a rock it still REALLY HURTS. The socks are thick and resilient but I still wouldn't trust them to hold up over time to that kind of abuse, either.

      I'm a size 10 and fit perfectly in Medium.


      * Lightweight

      * Great fit - dedicated left and right foot shapes

      * Can clip to boots, or "unfold" for knee length wading

      * Thick and durable (thicker than last year's model)

      * Warm in cold water


      * A little pricey

      * You will not look sexy while wearing these

      * Can be a little difficult to pull on/off when wet


      * Fantastic for traveling light or keeping in the car. Pair with closed toe water shoes (half a size larger than your normal) and unfold the socks for knee-deep wading.

      Leave the waders for the winter

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      When its 90 degrees out the last thing I want to do is to hike around in a pair of waders. I dont care if theyre gore-tex with convertible zippers turning the bibs into pants.. its still damn hot! Out west the majority of the waters we fish are tail waters, so the water is consistently cold. With a pair of chacos on your feet will freeze even when it is 90 degrees out. These socks are the solution. The neoprene insulates the water around your feet so you are comfortable all day. The socks "guard" against pebbles and sand from collecting in your boots and they have similar thickness to wader booties allowing you to wear your wading boots all summer long. These simms wading socks are the only ones that i know of that have a specific right and left foot. The ergonomic design really aids in the comfort and minimizes the bunching that happens with other wading socks ive used.