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Default Re: SIMMS Headwaters Boot Questions

Simms soles (rubber) need the studs to prevent doing your impression of a pig on ice.
The river shed is a great boot, but I would consider using aqua seal on the exposed threads, if you see any wear..
I am sold on the freestone boot. I have worn two soles off, and the uppers are still going strong (5yrs). Apparently I drag my left toe somehow, so that's where they are going to blow.
Not the shoes fault!
Hearing some issues of the rubber sole peeling away from the toe. They clearly need some tie-in between sole and uppers.
A freind beefed his up with the material that is used to coat truck beds. End of issue.

Patagonia has a pretty grippy sole, but I have been seeing some delamination (peeling) between rand and boot. I wait a season before weighing in on new stuff. Let them get it dialed. On the other hand, if it fails, send it back....

Jim
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