I have owned these boots for just over a year. They might not be too fancy looking but they are inexpensive and fully functional. I have always had a hard time spending a lot of money on wading boots, because it’s not like I am walking a marathon in them. I actually wore neoprene flats boots for several years as wading boots, because 90% of my time on the river is wading in sandals and breathable pants.
The lightweight Redington Palix river wading boots are comfortable, inexpensive and a best buy as far as I am concerned. They don’t look fancy, but who cares! They have stood up to my abuse for longer than most wading boots I have owned over the years. Just like all of the other Redington products I have owned these are tough as nails and are a good buy for the minimal price. I purchased the rubber bottom version of these boots, but they are also available in felt soles if you would rather (assuming your state hasn’t banned felt soled wading boots)