Re: durability felt vs rubber?
Well I picked up a pair of the Simms Riversheds for Christmas with the stream tread and yestday was the first time I have had a chance to get out on the water with them. I was worried that they would not grip as well as the felt. I was wrong...I had absolutely no problems with them and they are also very comfortable. Today they really got the test as I wore them out in a creek with some of the slickest rock snot I have ever come across plus ice everywhere above water. Again they performed flawlessly. So far so good but I guess only time will tell. Another plus was the comfort of hiking in them. THe vibram foot sole makes this a joy as well.