The Simms Headwaters Wading boot is built to be lightweight and very durable. While not as light as the Simms Vapor Boot, the Headwaters Boot is a great alternative for those looking for more durability and a little taller boot that will provide more stability and protection. The uppers of the Simms Headwaters Boot are built out of a high denier nylon and then surround by a heavy scratch rubber compound down low for the utmost in durability. The insides are neoprene lined for comfort, cushioning and to allow your wading boot to slide in and out with ease. All of this is attached to a unique Vibram Idrogrip outsole that can accept Simms Star Cleats and Studs to improve traction if needed. A duel density EVA Midsole adds shock absorption and a ESS plate makes it so your studs and cleats stay in the soles and don't fall out. All together, the Simms Headwaters Boot is one awesome wading boot built for the demands of wading rivers and fishing.
Fitwise, we recommend going with your standard wading boot size on the Headwaters Boot. It is built on a EEE Last like most of the other Simms Boots and fits similar to the Simms Freestone or Guide Boot. This is worth mentioning because the other lightweight wading boot built by Simms, the Vapor Boot, typically runs a little smaller and we often have to size up to make them comfortable when worn with waders.
Simms Headwaters Wading boots are available in both the Vibram rubber sole or with a 12mm felt sole. The approximate weight of a pair of Simms Headwaters Boots is 54.4oz putting them right between the Simms Guide Boot and the Simms Vapor Boot on the scale. They are available in men's whole sizes only 7-14.