Simms Keen River Sandal

IMG_20170524_141500 by Chris Lynch, on Flickr

IMG_20170524_141444 by Chris Lynch, on Flickr

I had been waiting for these on ebay for months. Set up a daily alert. Finally some showed up on there last week, both in my size and my wife’s. Total cost for both was <$75 shipped. Hell yeah.
Won’t be able to get out and try them on a slick trout stream for at least a few weeks, but I’m very excited!


Interesting with the felt soles. The water around here has been a little on the cold side this year. Last weekend when I started fishing on Sunday, it was 47F (8C). I didn’t even step in with wading boots and neoprene wet socks. But I can see how they’d be fun in hot weather like you have down there.

Yeah it’s been in the 90’s for a month at least here in AL, but these are more for N GA and W NC. It’s hot up there too, and water will mostly be in the 60’s. I don’t wade much, just shallow water and stream crossings. I will hike in with these hanging off my pack, put them on streamside.

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Drat! Now I hafta’ go look these up. Been using Keen’s for wet wading without much problem, thanks for the tip.

I’ve been using my normal keens and they are mostly great until you hit the slick stuff.

Okay, a little help if you please. Am also using the Keen hard soles, but would like a pair of these. A quick ‘net search doesn’t show, Simms, Keen or REI. Discontinued due to felt sole flap out West? Who has em’?

Haha did you read my post?

eBay. They were discontinued back in like 2012.

Not well enough, evidently. Will have to stay with my ‘Redneck studs’, Aluminum rain gutter screws.

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I set up an eBay alert it was super easy. Just search Simms Keen.

Haha. When I read that, my mind went completely elsewhere for a brief moment…

These are amazing wading shoes!! I have seen them and some others by Simms in a catalog. One pair
was a lot more than $75, so you got an awesome deal for 2 pairs less than $75. You got a steal from eBay.
I know you and your wife will love these wading shoes. Will you still wear wading socks with them for added protection? I’m glad you got a great deal. :wolf:

Unfortunately I too found out why they were short-lived with Simms… they simply started falling apart very quickly. No amount of shoe goo could keep the soles on.