There are various ways to cross streams/shallow river beds in winter:
1.) Take everything off, get to the other side, put everything back on.
2.) Take everything except breatheable trail runners off, cross in them and put on goretex socks and wool sock at the other side, etc.
I always liked the idea of waders, growing up i remember those huge boots that go up past the knee, and thought iwas cool that they allowed me to walk through basically everything unhindered.
Doing any of the above methods to cross streams seems to time consuming. If one had a pair of UL waders that one could simply slip on, cross and remove, hiking would be much simpler in winter.
So i ask you to help me design a pair of ul waders. I am in the process of selling off excess gear and using the funds from that to order cuben. The waders will be cuben + some other unkown material at this time. Im not sure whether most waders have a large neoprene booty you slip your shoe/foot into or what they have as i've never used any like are sold online.
I would like to make an UL version of this:
scroll down to light weight waders:
What should i use for the bottom material that will contact the rocky/possibly sharp areas of a river/creek bed?
What should i use to join the two materials? Sewing + seam sealing + glue?
Here is a drawing of what im after: