Greetings. I'm going on a nature hike in early March to photograph some local carnivorous plants (Sarracenia minor, Pinguicula species, Drosera, etc).
What sort of shoes should I wear? I need to hike about a mile or two to the best possible CP location from the reserve's parking lot. It's an asphalt trail (used for biking) and then it's sort of a marshy area.
I first wanted to wear my moccasin boots (hear me out) because I love soft-soled footwear because I can feel everything I walk over. It makes me feel more in tune with nature and they are extremely comfortable. However, the CPs will likely be in a marshy area and I don't think leather will work well in wet ground. Therefore, I've been thinking about rubber boots, but I don't know how comfortable they will be hiking long distances.
Hiking boots are an option, but I would prefer boots that I can tuck pants into so nothing crawls or flies up them while I'm walking among the brush.
So, it seems like a foolish question, but I've honestly been debating myself with this.