Whatever you use, is going to get wet from your feet sweating. Something sufficient to give good traction to get to camp would work, or bring some dry liners. I've been bringing down booties for after hiking and in the morning while eating breakfast. If you don't use or want booties, to keep your feet warm you may need some dry inserts to go in the boots. I have not used vbl in my boots yet, just a plastic bag will work to keep your socks and boots dry. My old Sorel's are almost 30 years old now, they've had the stitching worked on a few times. I have some Kamiks now, I tried some Baffins but with all the insulation/foam in them, they were too tight on my feet.