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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 02:31 PM
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Hey SpeySpaz, What size Kold Cutters are you using - when you referred to "I have a rotation, because I use my old moon boots (an earlier model I think) in winter, and the felts are studded with a bucket full of Kold Kutters that get changed frequently and cheaply." Need some studs for a new pair of Simms Rivershed. Thanks.
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Hey SpeySpaz, What size Kold Cutters are you using - when you referred to "I have a rotation, because I use my old moon boots (an earlier model I think) in winter, and the felts are studded with a bucket full of Kold Kutters that get changed frequently and cheaply." Need some studs for a new pair of Simms Rivershed. Thanks.
I like the 5/8" Kold Kutter, dirt cheap on Amazon. So cheap I change them once per season and I use a bunch of them in pursuit of staying vertical-which is not so easy for me some days.
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The Simms G3 wading boots are the best wading boots for aggressive hiking that I have ever used.

The Vibram rubber outer sole is decorated with a sparse collection of aluminum pucks.

I have two pairs. The earlier pair is on its 3rd resole. I use that one in the late fall and winter months as the uppers are a bit looser and roomier.

At this point, I am not sure that I will resole it for a 4th time. To be determined. If necessary I will gladly buy yet another pair of G3s until somebody comes along and says "Hey, I know what you are doing, these (some other) boots are better."



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I have an older pair of G3's (about 3years old?). I love them - they are super protective under even the worse river conditions. Great ankle support and NO stone bruises with these babies. You may walk a bit Frankenstein-like until they break in some, but they are tough boots. Mine have a half ton of studs on them. I've put them through the paces and they are still going strong and I expect a lot more mileage out of them. They seem pretty true to size to me (your mileage may vary). Mine are size 11 and I use them for warmer water use. I needed a size 12 to fit more socks for colder conditions, so I purchased some Simms Riversheds BOA on sale in the larger size. Otherwise I'd still be using the G3's for the winter water. Will be wearing the Riversheds everyday for a solid month this fall - we'll see how they compare with G3's.
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I had riverteks that blew up so Simms sent me G3s as a warranty. good support and so far the material is holding up but it's just been a year. tread is quite grippy. time will tell. if they fail I'll try the new Patagonia/Danner with aluminum bars.

I will run the Patagonia crampons aluminum bars with these G3s for certain slick rivers.
I wouldn't if I was you , I seen what they did to my buds Simms boots , wore them good on the side in 2 weeks of fishing , and those Patagonia crampons broke the strap and pretty well a mess after just 2 weeks of fishing ,

Only good part is they will cover him under warranty and give new ones , he will be selling them , if you really want them , I'll hook you up

I use the slip on korkers with the studs in the bottoms , I've got 3 years out of them , could push a 4"th year , but I'm going to get another for $100

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