I'll give Patagonia another chance this spring. The new "Ultralight wading boot's" are,hopefully, exactly what I need. If they live up to Patagucci's claim that they can take "years of hard use" then I'm onboard. I just hope they hold up better then the canyon walkers I had that didn't even last 1 season. Still like the Simms Rivershed's but they are a a little heavy for continued hiking day in and day out. Sorry Rivershed's your getting sidelined.
Patagonia Ultralight Wading Boots - Sticky