I wouldn't go for boots over shoes in any terrain, haven't worn heavy clompers for a very long time. I wear trail shoes through boggy areas, snow, whatever with waterproof socks and gaiters. I like lightweight low profile thin soled ones too. It's mainly the inexperienced "hikers" that go for hiking boots just because they think they need them & don't know any different? Boots take longer to dry as well that's another thing.
I wear these now I'm surprised how good they are for cheap ones. I bought them more for walking the dog and cycling etc than anything but I'll probably wear these next time I go camping instead of my tatty old Merrells.