I've heard from many sources that the only footwear for SE is Xtratuf knee-highs.
With that said, I have a situation, and I was wondering if I could get some honest opinions on it.
Our group is headed for POW, where we'll hunt bears for five (5) days. Afterwards, none of us has any use for rubber / neoprene boots. Now, I found a place where I can get Xtratufs for $60.00 / pair shipped to my door, but I also found a place where I can get regular rubber knee-highs for $15.00 / pair.
My question is this: If we're only using them for the 5 days on POW, is it necessary that we buy the Xtratufs (or similar quality boots), or can we sufficiently "get away" with the cheaper standard rubber. Again, we'll likely never, ever use them again.
On a similar note, would neoprene waders suffice for those five days? We don't plan on doing much hiking.
Like always, though, I'll leave it to you folks. I trust experience more than anything.