Q: Can you advise me about any shoes or boots that don’t turn into skates on wet rocks?
RichaRd SteytleR, by email
HG says: Sadly, the good ones are going to cost a fair bit if you want them to last. i wear rubber-soled wading boots from the fly-fishing world, and into those soles i screw specialist studs – most often the excellent and long-lasting Orvis Posi-Grip ones.
this combination offers a really good grip on most surfaces, but the kind of fishing many of us do puts a lot of stresses and strains on wading boots. as a result, they don’t tend to last very long, unless you go for something like the high-end Simms boots, which cost a lot of money.
i wish it wasn’t the case, but the only things that have ever lasted me properly have been expensive wading boots.