HardBite™ Star Cleat (10-Puck)

ITEM # PG-10699

Carbide boot cleats for solid footing on variable river bottoms in Vibram® soled boots.

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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 river. Our HardBite™ Star Cleats work directly with our Vibram® rubber soles for traction you can trust on varied river bottoms and mossy rocks. Durable carbide chips help steady your stance as you move across the unseen river bottom.



  • Designed to fit pre‐defined cleat locations on Vibram® rubber outsoles featured on Simms



  • 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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They've saved my butt!

Steamboat David, 4/20/2016

I have used the same set on my Simms Guide boots. I bought them, when the current model first came out. They rock in small creeks, greasy rocks and everywhere else! Still on the first cleats, never had to replace one! I fish 4-6 days a week in the summer and fall.
I often fish until sunset, and they have saved my butt a few times...
They give me confidence in water all over the Rockies!
Thank you Simms!

(Posted on 4/20/2016)

great product

CAH, 2/25/2016

Had these on my last pair of boots. I had the boots for three years. Lost a couple over time due to wear and tear. The traction on these was great on slick river rocks.cant wait to put them on my new boots.

(Posted on 2/25/2016)

Never buy a simms product ever again

Moats, 8/28/2015

First time crossing the river I was missing 2 cleats!

Replacements wont stay on either.

After purchasing 3 sets of waders and boots I would never purchase anything again from Simms since they won't refund or replace the boots.

Tony Iusi Pittsburgh PA

[email protected]

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]

Thank you for your honest review, Moats. We always recommend that you use a small dab of a urethane adhesive, such as Aquaseal, on the threads of those cleats to ensure a lasting fit. Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-217-4667 with any further concerns you may have.

(Posted on 8/28/2015)

A good product that provides traction when used with stream tread soles

Steve , 8/24/2015

I have used these cleats for over 5 years and they work. Occasionally I loose one. So I carry extra just in case.

(Posted on 8/24/2015)

Great performance

@nakinafishing, 8/19/2015

3 years of Steelheading and guiding Big BrookTrout on rocky Canadian rivers as well as Lake Superior tributaries with great hookup on ice, rocks,wood and snow/mud. Still in use with 100s of hours and will likely get me thru a couple more years before replacement. My boots will wear out first.

(Posted on 8/19/2015)

Cleats fall off

John Hartland, 7/7/2015

The 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 7/7/2015)

Going Strong!

Steamboat David, 5/28/2015

After 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 5/28/2015)

Classic Hot Dog vs Buns Problem

Tom, 4/1/2015

So 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 4/1/2015)


JB, 3/13/2015

I 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 3/13/2015)

Where did they go?

craigspey, 12/18/2014

They 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 12/18/2014)

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