Punkers are used to being picked on, which requires footwear that either allows you to fight back or run. This is why you'll never see a punker wearing flip flops. Chunky and clunky boots are the name of the game and they typically resemble combat boots. It used to be that Doc Marten boots were the go-to punk footwear of choice, but the way punk works is if more people start to like it and wear it, then it's no longer punk. Chuck Taylors have historically been a punk footwear staple, but they always have to be black. Skate shoes like Draven and TKU also fall into the punk domain, too.