Lightweight - The wading boots should be as lightweight as
possible. An angler likely will cover many miles walking in them
during the course of a day. Heavy boots = tired legs = miserable day
Drains Well - The wading boot must drain well. A poor draining boot weighs a ton and is not fun to walk with and also poses a danger to an anglers safety, too.
Lightweight Uppers - Look for wading boots that have uppers constructed of synthetic leather or microfiber. This type of upper material is relatively lightweight, durable, drys quickly and remains flexible over time.
Zips & Lacing System - Check to see if the boot is easy to lace up (quick lacking like with hiking boots), has durable laces that won't fall apart when wet, and spare laces are readily available.