I often see fishermen from shore wearing rubber boots which allows them to wade into water about 8 inches or so deep. I wear hiking books that are supposedly waterproof but water do seep through the seams. Since I walk a lot when I trout fish from shore, I'd love to have a pair of rubber boots but have found them not that good for hiking in and out.

Any recommendation as to what brand rubber boots are the best for lots of walking?

Anyone wear hip height waders instead?