What would be your choices for light footwear that can keep me dry in the spring/fall rains? This entire summer I hiked in just regular converse chucks. They worked fine, but they are hardly waterproof. Even with a good waterproofing spray or waxing, water gets in through the tongue.
I'm not really looking for "barefoot" shoes, just a good light sneaker type shoe, thin sole, ect. but waterproof. I don't mind if they are mid or high top, so long as the tops are very thin and flexible-low profile. Most lightweight hiking shoes seem to have summer more in mind, or have good drainage for warm weather wetness. I might be hiking in near freezing rains, but I don't really want to throw on thicker trail runner/boot hybrids just for rain.