Originally Posted by Boomshakah
The boots i have are black issued boots to the US army, and i putted some gel thing inside, feels great, but when the ground is wet, water gets inside too.
Sounds like you have Jungle Boots...they're designed for an environment that, no matter what you do, your feet are gonna get soaked anyway because you're waist-deep in a cypress swamp. They generally have drain holes to let the water out, but of course they also let water in.
I'd suggest not cheaping out on boots - once your feet are wrecked, you day is no longer fun. Buy a good set of boots from a well-known brand - Danner, Belleville, Altama, Merrell, etc.) Get some with GORETEX lining for really wet weather, and save your jungle boots for when it's hot/dry. Also, get GOOD orthotic insoles. Expect to pay upwards of $100 for a good pair of boots, and if you take care of them and don't wear them every day, they will last a very long time.