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Old 07-08-2014, 12:32 PM
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Just picked up a pair of Orvis sonic waders. I'm still having down trouble picking out a boot, pefferabely rubber. My budget is 200, any suggestions would be great.

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My local simms store will give me 20% off any purchase. Anyone have any luck with simms boots ?
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I broke down and bought the Simms rivertek boa boots a few months ago. So far I love them. I hiked a couple of miles in them this weekend and they did great. I'm looking forward to seeing how well they do over the next couple of seasons.
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Look here; Which New Wading Boot? the replies pretty well cover all brands.

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I've used the discontinued leather Simms Guide boots (two pair in fifteen years) for years. I fish and walk quite a lot and had no complaints. Even had the the toe cap replaced after five years at a local shoe repair shop so I could get 2 more years out of my pair that I use winter steelheading. I just bought a pair of the new Guide boots but haven't worn them steelheading yet. Rugged and comfortable.
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I've used the discontinued leather Simms Guide boots (two pair in fifteen years) for years. I fish and walk quite a lot and had no complaints. Even had the the toe cap replaced after five years at a local shoe repair shop so I could get 2 more years out of my pair that I use winter steelheading. I just bought a pair of the new Guide boots but haven't worn them steelheading yet. Rugged and comfortable.

Yup, mine are four years old with the rubber soles and the sole is shot, but I am ordering exactly the same thing except in felt. Great boots. Comfortable, rugged, and lots of support in rivers with boulders as the bottom.
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I ended up getting the Korker's with the BOA because it was 30% off at my shop. I went to another fly shop in the area and they had a really nice Simms BOA boot which was 30% off, oh well.. I like the fact that you get a rubber and felt bottom for the boot that can be easily changed, I haven't tried out the felt yet. The boots are a little to big, but I'm assuming come winter a hefty wool sock will make a perfect fit.
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Korker's tip: store them in a cool, dry place, preferably near a dehumidifier and definitely not in a warm garage. Korker's will quietly rot and fall apart at the worst possible time. I have had 3 pairs delaminate or tear apart on the water. Great idea but cheap construction.

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