I’ve been following Goat Head Gear on Instagram for a long while now, and their product seems to have a solid following, and I really enjoy the stuff that they post.
I purchased the combo pack that included the sole spikes, and sole spikes driver. On a recent trip to Wisconsin’s Northwoods I was out fishing on a river, and had a few close calls. I completely forgot that I never replaced the original studs that were missing from my wading boots. Luckily, I remembered that I tossed the sole spikes in my backpack when they arrived in the mail a few months before.
Not only did I replace the missing studs, I added a few extra in places that I knew traction was needed.
The next day I waded and fished for 7 hours without incident while wading across gravel, climbing boulders and trees. The sole spikes provided exactly what I needed out there on the water…TRACTION.
I will definitely be keeping these stowed away in my car just in case. I might even add some to my hiking shoes after it rains, to keep a solid grip on any of the trails/rock I hike on, and just remove them when I’m done.
If your boots are in need of some replacement studs, I say you check out these Goat Head Gear Sole Spikes.
4 Replies to “Goat Head Gear Sole Spikes”
Hi Justin, just dropped by to say thanks for signing up for Windknots & Tangled Lines and also for the review of the Goat Head Sole Spikes. I got a pair this Winter but haven't had a chance to use them yet. But like you, I'll be keeping them in my gear bag. Thanks!
Oh crap…Howard found the place. lolI'm so torn on the studs. I have a set of Korkers wading boots and one set of soles has studs on it (other than myself when I wear them) and I don't know if I love them or hate them. I seem to prepare myself for a little bit of slide if Im going up or down any sort of rock face that has an angle on it. They always seem to catch something but I wonder if I'd slide at all without them? Just not used to them I suppose
Thanks, for stopping by, Howard! It's a great product, and I going to change out all of my studs for the Sole Spikes. I'll still keep my old ones in the container, just in case.
I have talked to a few people and they, too, are indifferent about the studs. I personally love them. They act as a cleat when I'm trying to walk up a muddy bank, and give me the traction needed when climbing rocks and boulders, and I haven't had any issues due in part to the studs. Everyone has their preferences.