I like to paint in those flashing sneakers. It averts the customers eyes from the job i just done.Hey man, your gonna get that one dudes shorts in a knot! hell be tellin ya to go to a boot/shoe site to talk bout this.lol. anyhow, I like somthin really light, no deep treds that bring in little rocks and such. so smooth soles are cool, cheap wallmart/ with the gellin thing in them, works for me.