OK, so here's the thing - I normally do my hiking in the summers or nice weather during the spring and fall. I'm most comfortable in running shoes, they just work better for me than boots.
However I have some trips planned for late fall and winter, and these are planned for way in advance and so they will be all weather trips. I'm feeling like maybe I should get boots to deal with the possibility (likelihood) of wetness. But then I think of waterproof boots and I just imagine my feet get sweated up and uncomfortable. So I'm wondering what you folks do. Do you get normal boots? Waterproof boots? Put plastic bags in your running shoes? lol - let's hear it. I hate boots, but will wear them if that's what I have to do.