Just moved back to Hawaii. Did a little known waterfall hike with LOTS of slippery moss bolders, rocks, scrambling, mud, and of course water. My "ultralight" new balance trail runners were not up to the task. Once my shoe got caught in some roots and my foot pulled right out of it! They never dried out after swimming. But worst of all, the hard rubber soles had zero traction on even dry rocks when the soles were wet. The 6 other hikers didn't have as much slipping problems. I'm thinking some keen sandels or other water shoe might be better.
Any recommendations? Basically a water draining, high traction shoe that protects my feet when submerged in a creek with lots of slippery rocks.