Ordered these today:
I’ve had the same pair of chotas for a few years now and they are beginning to look very sorry indeed. They smell terrible too. I could use some wetsuit shampoo on them. But I am lazy. I think the smell is part of the charm. The low cut chotas are pretty useless. They are not overly warm, nor overly protective when trying to haul a loaded boat up a stony beach.
The difficulty is in finding a shoe that will fit inside the Silhouette with size 10 1/2 feet. Then add in the oversize goretex booties that must fit in the wet shoe most of the year and you have a very tempestuous fit.
There aren’t really that many options for footwear. NRS seems to have the market cornered.