Last updated on 05-Sep-2011 06:42:37 AM
This is an interesting question. I don't particularly like the design of the old Table Tennis shoes. They didn't provide any support and could lead to a lot of foot problems. You do need to find a shoe that has good support.
The reason they were designed with a flat sole was so that with the sideways movement of Table Tennis you wouldn't get the heel caught as you were moving. However I think a small heel with support is better than no support and the chance of heel injury.
I would make sure you choose something with support even if you have to go to a general indoor sports shoe.