Ok, so Ive gotten interested in fishing smb in my local streams and rivers, but the water is getting a little to cold for shorts. I dont want to spend two or three hundred dollars on a pair, and was also wondering if felt soles are nessecary in our area (Oh,Ky and Ind.) I know they are a must in the smokie mnts. Also I would only be using them in early Spring and Fall so heavy insulation isnt nessecary. It seems buying a pair that have boots attached is the way to go, verses having to buy wading boots for another hundred buck? any advise is appreciated!