I ended up getting the Simms Flats Boots,and the Simms Wet Wade Neoprene Socks to go with it. They were great the first time out on the water and didn't really have a break in period. Fished a tournament Saturday in them and it's the fastest I've been able to cover water and surprisingly the best by back has ever felt after almost 8hrs straight of wading. I broke my back playing college ball and wading is usually a terror. The lace ups definitely helped with my feet as well, usually I'd curl my toes up trying to keep the booties on while pulling them out of the sand, but didn't have that issue. I'm very very pleased with them and they seem like they will last a long time.
Thanks for everyone's suggestions and input.
I say we fish 5 days a week and work 2.
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