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I'm looking for a good made in the U.S.A. wading boot to use with Simm's waders. Any input?
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I'm looking for a good made in the U.S.A. wading boot to use with Simm's waders. Any input?
I bought the G4 guide boot by Simms since I hike a little when I fish. Work great ,lightweight enough to hike in, sturdy comfortable

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I think one of the most important things on boots is the fit.. and everyones different.

I don't think Simms boots are made in the US. Not sure of any that are these days.. I just checked three different brands, all made in China

I do have G4s.. a little heavy I think. Korkers are my favorite at this point. But I would try the Simms with the BOA system.
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I think one of the most important things on boots is the fit.. and everyones different.

I don't think Simms boots are made in the US. Not sure of any that are these days.. I just checked three different brands, all made in China

I do have G4s.. a little heavy I think. Korkers are my favorite at this point. But I would try the Simms with the BOA system.
I think Dave's correct about no boots (short of something custom) being made in the US (Orvis or Danner may be a possible exception.) but for pure 'fit' two are standouts imho.

The Simms 'Freestones' which are the bottom of their line and the new Korker Chromes. Both have a very wide 'last' and you've got real room for a neo-bootie and a heavy set of socks. That said, like every boot I've ever put on you need to buy at least one size up from your regular shoe size. Two is actually better for cold water work.

Being I mentioned the Danner Boot will have to do a Google to see if they still make a wading boot. For many years they were the 'Cadillac' of them all. That said, haven't seen anyone with them on in years.

Edit: Re Danner, would appear they're no longer making a wading boot.
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I use Simm's Rivertek boots with the Boa lace system as Dave mentioned, they're lighter than the G4 boots, plus they are very convenient in the winter with no laces to freeze or anything like that. In addition they fit great and are very grippy (plus I added studs which increases the grippiness). I've found myself standing on rocks in some pretty serious flows and my boots not even moving. A definite improvement from rubber bootfoots... I haven't worn the Riverteks for too long (maybe 20 or so outings) but I have not seen any noticeable wear, besides the Simms name on the insole rubbing off (as if I needed a reminder that the boots were Simms once I pulled my feet out of them anyway...). And while I'd buy a size up, the particular pair I have are my usual shoe size (I originally purchased them with large amounts of hiking in mind) and I have not had any days of losing feeling in my feet, even when standing still in the Niagara River in the middle of winter.
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As far as the OP goes- Weinbrenner USA Gary Borger boot's are of a high quality..Unfortunately I believe they are no longer in production, you might be able to find some on the net somewhere.


mrfc.com clearance section has them at half price@ 70$

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