Simms G3 Guide Boot – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Simms G3 Guide Boot – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: N/A (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: N/A stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 48

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Good ankle support.
  • High quality and durable.
  • The rubber soles offer good grip, but studs are also available to increase traction.
  • Keeps feet warm in cold water.
  • The high ankle offers good protection for rockier or deep-water areas.
  • Soles are malleable to help grip to rocks.
  • Easy to put on and take off.

Expert Reviews

  • The long laces allow for a fit customized to your foot.
  • Good ankle support.
  • Very easy to get in and out of this boot.
  • No problems with shrinking leather after the boot gets wet.
  • The sole provides good traction and protection while also allowing you to feel the surface below.
  • The shoes have a nice fit, especially around the toes.
  • Really excellent durability.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not suitable for those who like to fish with more studs on the shoe for extreme traction.
  • The tread is the same height as the cleats, which does not allow for much extra traction.

Expert Reviews

  • The rubber is less sticky in the cold.
  • The boots do not resist corrosion and are not suitable for saltwater.


The Simms G3 Guide Boot for men offers good ankle support, grip on rocks, and warmth while being durable enough for at least one, and often many, long seasons. This boot is also exceptionally easy to get in and out of, and stays comfortable throughout the day. Although pricey, especially when buying add-on cleats, most users and experts say that the longevity of the product is well worth it.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4.