Testing Jojo Mayer's "no friction" approach on bass drum pedal with Vans sneaker that have leather soles installed. The increased speed was no surprise, but added power (especially with bit simpler patterns like in the end) took me by surprise. The smooth action will get some time to get used to, and of course I had to go for the speed in expense of accuracy here and there. But I'm sure you'll hear the potential of these shoes. Gotta say, I love how it feels playing with less friction. Bit like playing with socks, but shoes protect your feet, and look better too.