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DescriptionA cleat from Simms that is specifically engineered to fit with our Vibram® rubber outsoles - utilizing corrosion-free aluminum to conform to micro-surfaces of rocks.
- Corrosion-free aluminum is softer than carbide & conforms to the micro surfaces of rocks producing excellent grip
- Designed to fit pre-defined cleat locations on Vibram® rubber outsoles featured on Simms RiverTread™, StreamTread™ & VaporTread™ Platforms
- Click here for StreamTread™ cleat patterns and Vibram® Resoling resources
- Machined & manufactured in Bozeman, Montana
- Product Care
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
- I won't enter any water without these cleats Review by Fish Drys
OverallThe Alumibite cleats are the only way to go with rubber soles. It feels like the literal grab rocks and cut through vegetation and slime. I've used other studs but will not go back to anything else since I tried the Alumibite product. Easy to make a custom installation to fit your feet and needs. I can't recommend them highly enough. They are a safety device which greatly improves my enjoyment of fishing.
(Posted on 3/5/15)
- Poor Performance Review by Jeff R
OverallThese are soft, aluminum is a soft material to start. These wore quickly, rounded edges. Created a very unsafe condition. I removed after 3 months and tossed in the trash. Don't waste your money.
(Posted on 1/25/15)
- Complete fail Review by John
OverallI bought a $30 puck and put 5 alumibite cleats in each boot. I headed to the Big Hole for long weekend in October. The low water makes the shallow rock very slick, as you know. After a few hours of sliding around - 5 per boot isn't good, I stopped to and noticed I'd already lost a couple. Long slippery story short, by the end of day three I don't think there were two left total.
I told the fly shop and they said you had some issues with certain soles not holding the cleats. Is this true?
(Posted on 12/18/14)
- Lost 'em all...in a couple days Review by John
OverallI bought one $30 puck of these alumibrite cleats and installed five per boot, into my Simms Rivertrek soles. I had four days on the Big Hole in October and knew I'd need some better traction on the slick shallow bottom rocks that hadn't felt current in a month.
After a couple hours of slipping around on the first morning one boot had two cleats left. By the end of the four days I think there was one cleat still in place. I should have just cast a few $10 bills into the river.
Unacceptable. I won't be buying any of these cleats again.
(Posted on 11/28/14)
- A good product that provides improved traction with stream tread soles Review by TNtroutscout
OverallThese cleats are easily installed and have provided me with improved traction while wading. The only issue I have had with them is that if I step on a dry sloped rock and the only thing touching the rock is the cleats, they will slip. Otherwise a great product. Thanks!
(Posted on 9/29/14)
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