I am searching for as-near-as-possible to barefoot shoes or boots for working in the garden. I am restoring property in PNW, still guerilla gardening as I battle invasive blackberries et al, and often working in wet conditions. Traditional garden boots are waterproof and sturdy but dont have good barefoot or natural foot design. I've researched barefoot and natural foot design but they dont seem to have a sturdy enough sole for digging, grubbing, hauling and the rest. I've checked out a few hiking boots with these designs but wonder how they would hold up in the winter rain and mud. Has anyone found footware with the perfect combination of sturdy, zero drop and supportive of natural foot action?