My question would be what kind of shoe to wear with them if any and do you have to get a shoe that is much bigger than your size to fit the stockingfoot wader?
Water shoes/sneakers, neoprene wading booties or Korker wading shoes. As for size? If the stockingfoot fits snug around your foot go up 1 shoe size otherwise if the stockingfoot is very loose around the foot go up 2 shoe sizes.
Also would a paddle top with the neopreme wrist and neck bands with a wader belt on the bottom work pretty much like a dry top?
No, it will always leak a little
from the neck or wrists if you were to fall in. Most kayakers I see wearing a paddle top or a semi dry top don't cinch the neoprene neck down as tight as they should. Most kayakers like having the neck loose which is a no no. IMHO get a good quality dry top you'll be happy you did.
Catch plenty of fish, have lots of fun and always think safety first.
This post edited by KayakerStan 12:08 AM 05/15/2008