So after an amazing pair of Simms guide boots with felt and corks they discontinued them and I had to go with korkers. The boots fell apart on my feet and the boa system was crap. Finally I got a new pair of Simms guide boots felt. I am having to install new studs myself in this pair and was curious if anyone had worked with different stud patterns. I have a set of the hard bites and of the star cleats. I just don't want to install to many studs and loose traction.