For me, Merrell Moab low's are the best mix between a hiking boot and running shoes. They seem to handle mud adequately. My best mud/cold shoes are Merrell Thermo 6's, but they are boots with a very aggressive sole.
The problem I always had with cleats is there is no grip when you get to a cement teepad. Also I like to pivot some and cleats feel like they want to tear my knee apart. Over the years I have finally decided that good play in mud is just a matter of getting used to bad footholds. It's more about mindset then soles. Good luck.