When I received my A to Z rockers I first painted them flat black. While it looked cool the finish showed every little scuff mark from my shoes and branches on the trail.
I recoated it with a textured black finish and then a coat of satin over that. Looks much better not showing the scuff marks.
Over the mountains and through the woods, across the stream and up the slickrock, down the canyon and over the rocks to nobody's house I go.