Through product testing, we have found these cleats to be a great substitute to the popular Patagonia Bar Boot and Crampon. Sold as a single unit, please select the amount you need in the quantity selection.
With the current pushing against your legs and your eyes on the river, you need to be able to trust your feet. The more solid your footing, the more you can relax and enjoy being in the water.
Simms AlumiBite Star Cleats work directly with the StreamTread™ lug pattern for traction you can trust on varied river bottoms and mossy rocks. The cleats are soft enough to conform to what's under your foot as you move along the unseen river bottom. With solid footing, your cast is better and you're free to explore the river.
These studs provided the best traction I have felt while wading on hard slippery granitic rocks in Sierran streams. I felt I could wade confidently and not worry about my traction. The only reason I gave them 3 stars and not 5 was because they wore down very quickly. The same thing that gives them such holding ability (soft aluminum on hard rocks) is what causes them to wear so fast. It's hard to replace worn studs because the screw head gets deformed and is hard to remove.