Quick Studding - Caddis Sure Grip Studs

studding boots done rightI've got an upcoming trip to the Juan and using the same Felt boots I did late last year. They worked fine for 95% of the terrain out there but fell short on the long flat stretches of solid rock (Limestone?)... Very slippery. So that coupled with the freezing temps I decided to stud my boots "just in case".

 

Picked up a pack of studs and went to town tonight, here is a quick pictorial of the process I used, they came out pretty nice and took about 10 minutes to do the whole job.

Caddis "Sure Grip Studs"
studding boots parts

 

The tools... I put a "stopper" on the drill bit to keep from going too deep for no reason.
studding boots tools

 

First I traced a rough outline of the boot's sole on some paper...
studding boots template

 

Cut that out and laid out my studs to the pattern I wanted, marked with a Sharpie marker.
studding boots template done

 

I pinned the paper on the sole, and drilled each hole for the screws.
studding boots drill right

 

studding boots drill left

 

Screwed each stud in and the boot is done! Too simple!studding boots done right

Hope they perform decent out there on the slick spots, if not they are easily removed.

 

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