for a pair of Charles Taylor All-Stars shoes
. Basically a pair of high tops
made out of canvas
, with metal eyelets
. The sole is a rubber waffle
Advantages: cheap, lightweight, breathable, and stylish, when I was in middle school in the midwest in the mid-80s. Also a good choice of shoe for vegans. The soles are also very quiet, so they're good for sneaking.
Disadvantages: Poor arch support. Poor traction on anything other than concrete.