Simms Freestone Boot – Rubber
Navigating strong currents and slippery rock river beds is part of the experience. Simms’ Freestone® Boot has a proven record of durability and traction in rocky rivers around the world. It provides the support underfoot and at the ankle for negotiating slick, unseen river bottoms. The synthetic uppers take the abuse of brush, rock and water in their stride, while a cushioned midsole and partial neoprene lining provide all-day cushioning and warmth.
- Waterproof synthetic leather & scratch rubber upper
- Partial neoprene lining
- Dual‐density EVA midsole for shock absorption
The Freestone boot is Simms bestselling boot worldwide. For many South African anglers the rubber soled version is the boot of choice for anglers looking for a super durable boot where a lot of wading and hiking are the order of the day.
If using in saltwater always clean and rinse to prevent corrosion.
Use a brush to remove dust and dirt. Choose an old vegetable brush or toothbrush. For maximum thoroughness, remove laces prior to cleaning. Use specialized boot cleaner, saddle soap or maybe a mild dishwashing soap with lukewarm water.
Do not use bar soap or detergents.
Do not place wet boots close to a heat source (fireplace, campfire, wood stove, radiator, heater, sunny windowsill etc.) as this can weaken adhesives and cause materials to become brittle or shrink.
Dry the boots using natural methods (air dry) and try to keep them out of the sun for long periods of time. Boots dry faster when positioned upside-down. If desired, stuff a sheet or two of newspaper into each boot to absorb moisture. Change the paper each hour.
If you see any mould on your boots, brush in a mixture of 80% water and 20% vinegar.
Over time the use of leather conditioners may provide increased water repellency and can prevent cracking and drying of the leather.
Store footwear in a place where temperatures are stable and normal. Do not store footwear in attics, garages, car trunks or any unventilated spaces.
Never put footwear in washing machine.