Alumibite Star Cleat - Simms Wading Boots

AlumiBite™ Star Cleat (10-Puck)

ITEM # PG-10698

Replaceable soft cleats for solid footing on slippery and unseen river bottoms.

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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. Our AlumiBite™ Star Cleats work directly with our 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 change locations. With solid footing, your cast is better and you're free to explore the river.



  • Designed to fit pre‐defined cleat locations on Vibram® rubber outsoles featured on Simms RiverTread™, StreamTread™ & VaporTread™ Platforms
  • Corrosion‐free aluminum is softer than carbide & conforms to the micro surfaces of rocks producing excellent grip
  • 10 Per Package
  • Machined & manufactured in Bozeman, Montana



  • Vibram® invests heavily in research and development of products never overlooking even the most minute detail. Inspired by free climbing rubber, Vibram Idrogrip is ideal on wet surfaces and improves grip on slippery terrain. Vibram Megagrip offers the ideal combination of grip and durability for maximum surface adaptability.

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Perfomed as expected

Lu, 3/14/2016

Have had these pucks for 2 years in a myriad of waters and they are worn to the point of needing replacement. Only ever lost one and that took about five miles of overland walking. Nothing can completely prevent slipping on certain rocks and stream beds, especially with rubber soles, but for most situations these do as advertised. Plus, I don't have to worry about hopping into a boat and scratching the flooring to pieces as with other studs.

(Posted on 3/14/2016)

Just fantastic... very pleased

The Noble Savage, 8/8/2015

Wore these for the first time today with an old pair of Freestones I had laying around and & felt more comfortable and secure - by far - than I ever have with felt soles. I wade with a staff too and the combination of cleats/staff provided the stability I was looking for. Nice product.

(Posted on 8/8/2015)

Best Cleats I have found

Montana Colorado, 6/12/2015

I have had the same set of cleats on my Simms boots for two years. I fish 40 to 50 days a year - none have fallen out. I am replacing the cleats now before they wear down to the point where I cannot unscrew them. I have found the traction to be better than any other sole/cleat combination I have tried over the years, and they stay in much better than other cleats/studs I have used.

(Posted on 6/12/2015)

I won't enter any water without these cleats

Fish Drys, 3/5/2015

The 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 3/5/2015)

Poor Performance

Jeff R, 1/25/2015

These 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 1/25/2015)

Complete fail

John , 12/18/2014

I 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 12/18/2014)

Lost 'em a couple days

John, 11/28/2014

I 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 11/28/2014)

A good product that provides improved traction with stream tread soles

TNtroutscout, 9/29/2014

These 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 9/29/2014)

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