Repsectfully, the thing I don't like about those shoes is the same thing I don't like about Campers - they look shoes for people with foot problems, like Frankenstein or someone with clubbed feet. While I agree with Tom that sneakers are worn too often outside of sports, I do think they have their place on the street. Personally, I like sneakers that look like sneakers. For instance: http://www.onlykicks.com/image2.php?...ges/AF1L19.jpg
Always clean, always white. Paired with jeans, they shine bright.
They remind me of shoes a comedian might wear with a pair of jeans or a pair of tan pants and a blue blazer; they have no panache, no style, they are just sneakers. The look I am going for however, is a bit more dressed-up, something perhaps to wear when on a date or when going to a nice non-formal party. Jon.