I need to replace the soles on at least one pair of wading boots. The last time I replaced the soles I put cleats, or to be more accurate, small bolts and nuts into the felt soles. They've held up reasonably well. But just yesterday I bought a bunch of new golf shoe cleats that are carbide steel, maybe 150 of them. I'm not a golfer and bought them thinking I can use them for the purpose I had in mind. At $0.50 for the box of 150 cleats I figured it was worth a try . They are the screw type and I guess need to be screwed into a male bolt that would be between the replacement sole and the body of the boot.

My question(s): Has anyone used these or similar cleats? How well do they hold in wading situations? How do they hold up (last)?