I wear Johhny Reb motorcycle ankle boots.
Reason 1 They have a reasonably soft sole which i can feel the ball of my foot through onto the pedal plate.
Reason 2 They have good foot protection should a P.A speaker decide to land on my little toes.
Reason 3 They have a raised heel which helps my heel toe playing (for me).
Reason 4 They are comfortable for my feet.
Reason 5 Slip on, no laces
Reason 6 They look cool.
Reason 7 I can wear them when riding my Triumph Bonneville.
Reason 8 They get better with age