my .10 cents.
Loved Chacos back in the day for raft guiding, traveling, and everyday summer wear. Stopped buying the china ones after 3 or 4 pairs that would last less than 1 season, even with a pro deal. So Chaco's off the list.
Five Ten Canyoneer hooked it up right when they were first coming out, great for heavy duty hike in's and very bomber for mixed dirt, wet rock, bush grabbing, cliff scaling, etc, obviously for creek boating. No complaints there. They last 1-2 seasons, then buckles break, the sole explodes, etc. They are heavy, so not a good option for international boating. I'd recommend them, but i'm looking for something better.
Big fan of the 5.10 old style water tennie, the new one's seem a bit to flexible in the sole. Seen them pretty beat after minimal use.
Also owned NRS attack, and sasquatch, as a crossover to fit in creek and play boat, too floppy, an holes in the soles.
Looking for an amphibious running shoe style that's lighter than the canyoneer for creeking, hike in run's, and international boating, etc. It need's to have an actual sole for hiking, walking on and off trail, running the shuttle on pavement, scree, railrod tracks, etc. And of course doesn'e fall apart in 1 season or less. Any suggestions?
I really liked the teva x-1 (can't find a pair anymore).
There just doesn't seem to be an obvious good option for a durable creeking shoe!
Shit, I've been wearing my $9 Walmart Croc's, because i'm still scratching my head about a shoe.