I prefer confortable canvas sneakers, as they mould themselves to the feet and soft too. For heavier walking Reebok of some such sport shoes flood the markets. I am better off walking barefoot as my soles keep getting hot and start burning. Thats the reason I prefer cushioned flipflops so I can take them out without bending too many times. I have bigtime aversion to socks , wont wear them except in winters. Managing well till now, lets worry about future when it catches up with me..