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Old 28th December 2005, 17:02   #31
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I always drive with bare foot or with socks. If I wear the shoes, I will not feel the accelerator.
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Old 28th December 2005, 20:21   #32
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It has to be felt so description is futile here :-) If you play cricket, you'll know how different it is to strap anything on or off with your gloves on. You take off the gloves and it's so easy. This is something very similar to that. (Ajmat had given far better rubber analogy sometime back, but let me not steal it).
oh so you are saying that when you hit a shot with bare hand and get those vibrations in hand that gives you *feel* ?
I am sorry but its just BS

anyways everyone has their opinion
lets get back to topic
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Driving barefoot is not recomended because you cannot apply maximum pressure to the brake during an emergency/panic stop. I feel this is true for me.....what do you guys think?
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Driving barefoot is not recomended because you cannot apply maximum pressure to the brake during an emergency/panic stop. I feel this is true for me.....what do you guys think?
very right, you might injure your fingers when you hit the break suddenly
most of the times i drive barefoot and i lost grip over pedels may times, socks can really slipery
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oh so you are saying that when you hit a shot with bare hand and get those vibrations in hand that gives you *feel* ?
I am sorry but its just BS

anyways everyone has their opinion
lets get back to topic
Nope, I think RX means things that involve dexterity; such as tieing shoe laces, strapping on pads, headgear, wrist bands etc. I agree with him.

Coming back on topic, I'm comfortable driving with any footwear, except for new cars. Driving barefoot gives the best measure of the car's capability, so I always testdrive cars barefoot.
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Old 29th December 2005, 09:49   #36
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IMHO driving bare foot doesnt even sound nice.!! For those who drive for their living probably find this comfortable but for folks like me who drive only to reach destinations should drive with non-slippery light weight shoes/floaters.
But as ballkey said, we can drive barefoot when testdriving cars to get the feel of it.

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i always prefer to drive barefoot..feels connected to the engine...
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Nope, I think RX means things that involve dexterity; such as tieing shoe laces, strapping on pads, headgear, wrist bands etc. I agree with him.
Yep. You got that, ballkey! I never get a feel, when I am driving with sports shoes on. Leather shoes are marginally better for me.
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I always drive with bare foot or with socks. If I wear the shoes, I will not feel the accelerator.
You must be a tempo trax driver... - mvnk
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I prefer light, thin soled, flexible footwear. I never wear boots while driving.

I have a pair of old floaters that i use for driving. Nothing else gives me a better feel of the pedals.

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You must be a tempo trax driver... - mvnk
If i ever get to drive a ferrari i will surely drive it barefoot
you people should try your car barefoot too atleast 1ce
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Actually driving bare foot is more comfortable. Except that on high way under heavy breaking, the shoes keep moving forward and backward Which is a bit uncomfortable.
what if they get stuck in the pedal? remember the jeep crash in movie "KAAL"?
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While I agree that driving barefoot is something which kind of adds to driving pleasure in a strange way that I can't explain and admit to prefer driving cars barefoot when taking a car for a test drive, I wouldn't say it's a very safe thing to do... Those pedals can be very nasty.

I hate driving with anything, but shoes as footwear though.

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You must be a tempo trax driver... - mvnk
Driving with bare foot or with shoes depends on person's feelings. I feel more comfortable with driving bare foot. Some others may find driving with shoes more comfortable.

For the only reason that you drive with shoes, should not treat others as tempo trax/lorry drivers. Please give respect other's feelings.
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Driving with bare foot or with shoes depends on person's feelings. I feel more comfortable with driving bare foot. Some others may find driving with shoes more comfortable.

For the only reason that you drive with shoes, should not treat others as tempo trax/lorry drivers. Please give respect other's feelings.
I don't want to start a slanging match. But...

While being goody-goody and politically correct is all right,
I had just meant that as a tongue-in-cheek remark. The
humour, it appears was lost here.

At the same time, there is an element of mindset that I
wanted to point out, though in these PC times, anything
that is a counterpoint could be taken in the wrong spirit.

Well, we don't take-off our pants to feel "connected" to
the soft corinthian leather of our arm-chairs.

Personally, I don't think it is possible to drive safely barefoot.
I once (only once) drove my Yamaha RX 100 with hawai
chappals.


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