I started wearing Teva water shoes 5 years ago as my primary canoe and riverine hunting boots. I've been using neoprene waist waders for several years, now, with the water shoes. The system works quite well for me. However ... I'd like to explore the purchase of a breathable pair, as long as they are reasonably tough, and, perhaps have a pocket(s). The most likely pair I've seen, so far, are the Patagonia Gunnison wading pants ... a little pricey, but that's life. Experience, suggestions and reviews appreciated.