I wore boots all of 2 times playing paintball. I hate it, they're heavy and slow me down and I trip over everything. All of my favorite shoes from avia have been retired to paintball used because the have holes in them on the sides. Avia stopped making my favorite shoe, basically a rock climbing shoe, from, oh god, like 10 years ago. Shoe goop has rebuilt those soles so many times to prevent the paper thin rubber from finally going away. I never trip or slip with those things (except for wet mossy logs in a swamp).