hey guys, don't know about the oyster repellency of sock waders, but i've had both kinds... i will take a pare of booted waders ANY DAY, HANDS DOWN!!!
not only does this fat boy NOT have to tie another set of shoestrings, but they are easier to put on and off. also, you don't have to worry about the mud sucking you shoe off because your boot is attached, and the are much warmer. of course sock waders are a tad bit more comfortable to trek in due to less bulkiness, but still, i have to have the boots. i have been spoiled way too long! just my $0.02!
if i could make a scented candle, i'd make call it... gunpowder in the sunrise! or wet dog, swamp mud and gun smoke!