The average human walks over 216 million steps in their lifetime. We can only hope that we are lucky enough to have some of those be on the flats of South Andros. When anglers wade with us, the terrain is very diverse. South Andros is home to large coral beds that are extremely sharp as well as expansive soft sandy flats. The key is being prepared and having the proper footwear.
Due to the jagged corals that we face regularly, we recommend toe protection, ankle support & good strong soles on your boots. Neoprene booties or swim shoes are not the best choices at South Andros. While onboard the skiffs, most anglers choose to wear sandals & go barefoot when on the bow, wearing socks for sun & bug protection. (Don’t forget your sunscreen!) You can always pack your boots with you in your bag and put them on before you start your walk.
The Flats Sneaker from Simms is lightweight, durable and comfortable making it perfect for a long day chasing bonefish.
For a stiffer & more rugged flats boot, Simms Freesalt is your boot.
Made in the USA with the help of Danner, these boots can be used in both fresh & salt water. Lightweight & tough with great ankle support
Be sure to try your boots on with your sock choice before you commit to them. All boots fit differently. Some guests like to wear neoprene booties, some wear double wool socks, with the second pair folded down over the laces. There is no right or wrong, it’s all about comfort. For women, don’t be afraid to purchase men’s boots. If they don’t have flats specific boot in your size, bring your freshwater pair! We will make sure to rinse them out every day with freshwater.