I've been watching this topics and similar ones in the forums now for a couple of years and thought I'd add some input that I've gleaned from the internet coupled with my experiences on the water and working fly shops.
First let me ask a question as thus far I've not seen anything that really solves the problem of drift boats and cleats!
How do you handle this problem?
Have you seen any really good solutions other than adding some really tough floor covering or removing cleated boots prior to getting back in? Of course the strap on Korkers are an option but just brainstorming I've tought about coming up with some velcro attached cleat covers also.
Here's a list of great input links on this subject one of which is very appropo and from this forum last year:
My Wading Boot Blues - None of the wading boots I owned fit my bill for a perfect pair of wading boots - Global FlyFisher
super wading boot article and the pros and cons of various boots plus boots in general.
Felt soles - Global FlyFisher
replacing soles by the same author! Another great one!
How to Make Cleated Sole Wading Boots | eHow.com
Quicky how to on installing DIY studs in inexpensive boots.
Strap on cleats?
great forum string from the folks who know!
From all I've read and know I've concluded that the wading boot sole problems are in flux and will be for some time.
Given that and the rapidly changing state of the art, I've decided to stick with what I have for the time being, an old pair of felt soled boots, while supplementing that with some DIY and very low cost hiking boots from the sale rack at a discount store with added cleats/stove bolts as per the DIY article above.
(I first heard about doing this from a customer who was on a limited budget and could not aford the Weinbrenners, Danners and Simms that we sold) He indicated that he'd go through a pair of the DIY boots every few months but at an overall cost of under $20 plus an hour of his time, it was really worth it as even the best boots just didn't last that well. (see the articles above from global)
I'm thinking seriously about picking up a pair of the Korker strap on cleated Sandals and will wear these over inexpensive boots when there's a bit of hiking involved or when fishing in and out of a boat. One other solution I've tried which works somewhat is a pair of velcro strap secured, wading boots, I found a few years back. These are off and on in a flash and so makes a pretty good boat boot but alas they are felt soled so I suppose I cold remove the cleated felts and add cleated rubber to them.
Last let's not forget the marriage made in heaven or using a wading staff along with the best traction you an afford or find!