I use a pair of Crocs that are designed as a water shoe. They have a back and a tightening cuff around the ankle. I wear neo socks with them. As this is my backcountry wading gear for fishing, also good for stream crossings. The Crocs have good traction and are stable . I've walked through many crossings in trail runners and socks and walked them dry in the Sierra, in the boggy trails in New England they never dry out.