Re: Sticky rubber vs. felt and studded felt
I love felt!
It literally sticks to mossy rocks where in the same instance, rubber would have had me slipping.
I have the older version of Simms Freestone boots with felt and studs and I really like them. The studs catch at certain times and are just nice insurance.
Personally, I will never go back to an all rubber boot, at least not in a river where I am need to have traction.