If you are planning on wading into the water when you are fishing then you will need a pair of boots that can cope with this. They have felt soles with reinforced heel and toe. They have an Oxford upper with speed laces as well. They are comfortable and wide fitting in sizes 8-13. The soles are slip-resistant which means that you will not slip on wet, mossy rocks, muddy bottoms or downed logs but also provide protection for the feet. The design is suitable to wear together with a neoprene stocking wader. The shoes are lightweight as well, which means that they will feel good to wear.