The last couple of pairs of wading boots I've had have been heavy, more suited to deep sea diving than wading! The Vision Hopper boots are a very different proposition. They are light and very bright, you may forget you have them on but you won't loose them in a hurry! I've walked miles in these - both in and out of water - and can say without doubt they are comfortable and easy to wear. They come with Vibram soles and studs or felt ( I prefer the Vibram). Even though the drain holes are small they do not retain water and dry quickly. A nice, no nonsense pair of boots.