Great ideas guys. I never thought about just putting studs in a pair of hiking boots or korkers. I know my wading boots are to big to use without a thick neoprene sock.
I really like the five finger shoe idea and may still try it. I checked and Joe Kings here in Concord sells them. If they dont work I could always use them in the islands in the winter.
BT- I have been called a mossback many times..