May not be sexy but will last forever...My only complain is the laces that came with them were junk and shredded the casing in a few trips. I put on a different pair of thicker simms replacement laces and they have help up good so far.
I like the 5/8" Kold Kutter, dirt cheap on Amazon. So cheap I change them once per season and I use a bunch of them in pursuit of staying vertical-which is not so easy for me some days.:frown2:Hey SpeySpaz, What size Kold Cutters are you using - when you referred to "I have a rotation, because I use my old moon boots (an earlier model I think) in winter, and the felts are studded with a bucket full of Kold Kutters that get changed frequently and cheaply." Need some studs for a new pair of Simms Rivershed. Thanks.
I wouldn't if I was you , I seen what they did to my buds Simms boots , wore them good on the side in 2 weeks of fishing , and those Patagonia crampons broke the strap and pretty well a mess after just 2 weeks of fishing ,I had riverteks that blew up so Simms sent me G3s as a warranty. good support and so far the material is holding up but it's just been a year. tread is quite grippy. time will tell. if they fail I'll try the new Patagonia/Danner with aluminum bars.
I will run the Patagonia crampons aluminum bars with these G3s for certain slick rivers.