Sperry Sea Hiker
Sperry designed these neoprene boots for sailors who need uncompromising traction on flooded decks. It succeeded. These boots stuck in our puddle surfing so hard we almost tripped. The flexible sole ensures maximum tread contact, and the soft, siped rubber squeegees water away from each footfall. The neoprene design didn’t drain well, but the skintight fit would prevent most water from getting inside. It dried quickly in our tests.
Rugged Shark Great White Boot
The other answer to dry feet is to not let water in at all. The Great Whites were equal to that task. We got good traction from them in our puddle-jog test, but they were slick puddle surfers. The soles made no marks on our fiberglass surface. The insoles are removable to speed drying. They are the boot of choice for offshore fishers and boaters.