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DescriptionDeveloped specifically for use with our Vibram® rubber soles, the HardBite™ Star Cleats offer the best stud solution for added stability in difficult wading conditions. Use separately or in combination with our HardBite™ Studs.
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Vibram® soles are built from the bottom up and are designed to overcome very specific obstacles on a variety of terrains. Vibram® invests heavily in research and development of products never overlooking even the most minute detail. Vibram® soles boast innovative compounds and technical sole patterns, specifically developed to meet the challenges of many different environments and applications. www.vibram.us
- Cleats fall off Review by John Hartland
OverallThe screws wear and the cleats fall off well before the cleats are worn out.
I have complained about this to Simms on a couple of occasions and after their initial response requesting pictures they have ignored me completely.
I notice that there is no response to similar comment made here:- WHERE DID THEY GO? REVIEW BY CRAIGSPEY
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - We apologize you slipped through the cracks. We unfortunately can't find you in our system so we are unable to contact you. If you wouldn't mind, please contact Customer Care at 888-858-3570 or [email protected] .
(Posted on 7/7/15)
- Going Strong! Review by Steamboat David
OverallAfter 3 seasons of heavy use in Steamboat CO., these cleats are going strong! I haven't replace one and they are still working great!
(Posted on 5/28/15)
- Classic Hot Dog vs Buns Problem Review by Tom
OverallSo you sell these in packs of 10... but your install pattern diagram shows 8 being used per boot. So you want us to buy 2 packs and have 4 extras?
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thanks Tom. I always carry a few extra just in case one gets ripped out. I've been told that was the intention of the 10 puck.
(Posted on 4/1/15)
- Mislead Review by JB
OverallI bought new Guide boots and start cleats at the same time. Wouldn't you think that Simms would include in the cleat package enough cleats to install the pattern Simms recommends? I did too. I was wrong. I feel Simms is gaming me.
(Posted on 3/13/15)
- Where did they go? Review by craigspey
OverallThey work great till the screw or the cleat wears out at the hole/screw. Then you look at the sole & find only the screw in the boot! Seams one of the two metals is too soft for the other & allows the star to slip off the screw.
(Posted on 12/18/14)
- Can the developmental team count? Review by Puzzled
OverallI bought these at the local fly shop. I went on line to look at the mounting patterns. With or without hardbites, you recommended patterns show 8 per boot, yet only 10 in a pack. I returned them. I gave them a rating of 1 because there was not enough product to use them.
(Posted on 8/18/14)
- Excellent Traction Review by John
OverallThe Hardbite cleat is the perfect accessory for your boots, especially on those rivers with a very slick surface. the Hardbite is the best thing next to felt soles but with a much more environmentally friendly aspect to them that felt soles lack.
(Posted on 5/30/14)
- Excellent Cleats Review by Vettepilot
OverallThese are still working excellent after 3 seasons on the Georgia rocks. Excellent traction, tremendous bite even on wet logs and such. One package of 10 is enough to do a pair of boots, even my size 13's. You don't need them on the entire surface just a few spaced out in strategic locations. The life is incredible, again 3 seasons so far, and plenty of sharp edges left.
The only downside is they will scratch pretty much ANY surface that they touch, so be careful with areas like finished floors (sorry McDonalds!) and painted door sills in your vehicle.
(Posted on 5/25/14)
- Too Expensive! Review by Stubby
OverallWhat is up with this! Only 10 Cleats in the puck and each puck is $30.00!! 10 cleats is not enough to cover two boots and and can'y afford $60.00 each time to replace. What the Puck!!
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Well put Stubby! We have passed this on to our product development team. We appreciate the feedback!
(Posted on 3/22/14)
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