Re: Question about wader sizing.
My experience is that Simms waders fit just as their size chart says they are going to fit. The great thing about Simms waders is that they have so many sizes so you can find the right fit.
That being said, you want to be sure you have plenty of leg room so you can stoop down, kneel, even crawl...and I should add pray. I think this would be a matter of inseam measurement.
I believe you should order your wading boot in the exact shoe size, moving up in the case of a 1/2 size. I know this to be the case with Simms boots, which, if anything, fit a little large.
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