When it comes to wading boots, comfort and durability are what we are after. Since they have been introduced, the Simms G4 Pro Boot and the Patagonia Foot Tractor have logged some miles. Both the Simms G4 Pro and the Patagonia Foot Tractor boots have been used on various fishing trips and in a variety of situations.
The Patagonia Foot Tractor has proven to be a phenomenal wading boot. The traction with the Aluminium Bars is second to none. The Patagonia Foot Tractor is the best wading boot in slippery, snooty, rocky situations, where felt is not allowed. It is super comfortable and easy to wear, thanks to the partnership between Patagonia and Danner. Danner’s hiking boot design supports your ankles like no other wading boot on the market. With that said, it is not without its downside. With all that support and traction is weight. It is one of the heaviest wading boots we’ve ever worn, even without the Aluminium Bars.
After a few seasons of work under our soles, we find the Simms G4 Pro is a durable boot with a stiff yet supportive and comfortable sole, molded heel support, and purposeful toe cap that allows for assured durability during long days on the river. It stands up to the test when it comes to durability. The intentional High abrasion-resistant outer layer makes for a long-lasting boot that can resist brutal usage yet is comfortable to wear during long days on the river.
Both boots are worthy of purchase. The style and terrain of fishing you do will determine the type of boot you want. Contact your local fly shop for availability. Most shops have socks and neoprene boots to help determine your fit. Trust us; it’s worth going to try on.
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