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which I like better than the Boa system. You can use regular laces if need be. One of the ONLY wadi

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Another vote for Chota for a bunch of reasons:

Quality product that is VERY comfortable and fits great, even if you have a wide foot. They are well made and hold up well, I’ve had pairs last for years.

The Chota STL Plus version has built in posts to accept studs so the studs won’t loosen or pull out like they can when screwed into just a plain felt sole. This allows easy swapping or mixing of two different stud types. The posts are also slightly recessed so any stud screwed into them doesn’t stick out too far.

You don't want your studs to stick out too far for a lot of reasons.

Decent grip & wear for a synthetic felt sole which extends all the way to the edge of the sole & heel, unlike the Korkers. If you think that isn’t important, try getting a grip on a rock with the just the tip of the sole or the edge of the sole on a shoe that doesn’t have felt all the way to the edges and you’ll know what I mean.

A good hard heel counter, mesh drain holes and shock cord laces, which I like better than the Boa system. You can use regular laces if need be.

One of the ONLY wading shoes out there that has a regular stacked heel versus a cheap cop-out wedge heel. A stacked heel gives WAY better grip because the edge of the heel will grab if your foot starts to slide on a rock. A wedge heel is just a flat sole that will slide.

Probably not the greatest ankle support, which is another reason why I like them. I personally HATE stiff wading shoes that feel like ski boots. Try fishing crouched down or on your knees and see how those stiff boots feel after a couple of hours. I also never understood why ankle support is so important when tons of anglers wear wading sandals and sneaker-like wading shoes.

Bottom line, a lot of shoe for under $150, even less if you find them on sale.

If you go the Chota STL Plus route, try the Orvis Posigrip carbide studs INSTEAD of the supplied Chota STL studs. While the Posigrips aren’t cheap, they have great bite and last forever while the Chota studs get dull a LOT quicker.

Even if you buy the Posigrip studs at the list price, you would still be around or under $175 for the Chota + the studs.

Good luck!

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