Your old tennis shoes are going to be slicker than snot if you try to wade in them, and the last thing you want to do is take a slider right as you finally hook into that 20 inch brown you spotted feeding behind a log. The Redington Men's Skagit River Wading Boot has got you covered with its sticky rubber sole that will cling to slick river bottoms. The Skagit is made with a quick draining upper with mesh side panels that will let water pass through the boot, so you don't end up lugging a bunch of water around all day. Redington reinforced the Skagit with a rubber rand and heel, so you don't rip them out when you scrape them along a submerged log or boulder. And if you need a little more bite from these boots, you can attach metal studs to their stud compatible soles for even more grip.