I wear mine whenever possible as they're a lot more convenient than having to climb into chest waders and wading boots.
At one place that fish regularly there's 3 little league fields.
When there's a lot of people there, I like to gear-up and go without drawing too much attention to myself.
If all those people came to realize how good the fishing was at this stretch, the little league might have a lot fewer fans
There's an old adage about hip boots that you need to know however;
"Hip boots are just a way to measure how deep the water was when you got wet"