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Old 27th December 2005, 20:15   #1
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Question Ideal footwear for driving...

Folks,

Excuse me if this has already been discussed somehwere, i could not find any reference to this. I felt this was pretty important to know.

What is the ideal footwear to use while driving? I want something which is comfortable, durable, stylish as well as something which conveys the driving energy from the accelerator and brakes to my feet.

Currently, i have gotten into the bad habit of sloshing around in wide, comfortable sandals. And in the cramped Corsa footwell, i am having a tough time in actually getting to speak one on one with the car (so to speak).

There could very well be an argument that this is pretty personal and each might have their own preference of what to wear when you are driving your car. But i would still like to know what most people think would be comfortable or ideal while driving. Is it slip on shoes, mocassins, casual boots, pointed toe executive shoes or something else?

Would love your thoughts on this...
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Old 27th December 2005, 20:32   #2
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Well, I prefer footware with minimum sole hieght....
Mostly avoid the big bulky woodlands n even joggers sometimes while driving..
I like to feel the acceleration....
Seen few guys driving without footware for this reason.....

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Old 27th December 2005, 20:37   #3
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like taxi drivers and some chauffers? yes some do.......
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Old 27th December 2005, 20:55   #4
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In city there is no option but to use your regular footware, mostly leather shoes. But I prefer to take them off on long drives and get a feel of the accelerator. Very much like a taxi driver, so to say
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Ok, once you get onto track (Yes, I've been there only once and not too great at it too!), you may realise the need for specific driving shoes. They are normally soled with grippy rubber to make your pedals stick, and are very thin and light, to make your feet "feel" the pedals better. The downside is, they're pretty expensive, being made of Nomex/Kevlar/fireproof stuff. You can buy similar wrestling shoes. They are much cheaper, since they have no fireproofing.

Me, I drive shod in anything!
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In city there is no option but to use your regular footware, mostly leather shoes. But I prefer to take them off on long drives and get a feel of the accelerator. Very much like a taxi driver, so to say
Its the same with me too. I feel very comfortable without any footwear on long drives. In city, I prefer any shoes.
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Ok, once you get onto track (Yes, I've been there only once and not too great at it too!), you may realise the need for specific driving shoes. They are normally soled with grippy rubber to make your pedals stick, and are very thin and light, to make your feet "feel" the pedals better. The downside is, they're pretty expensive,!
I found that thin sole canvas shoes is a perfect alternative to my Sparcos
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Old 27th December 2005, 23:39   #8
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I found that thin sole canvas shoes is a perfect alternative to my Sparcos
Just before i could answer,buddy.

Thin canvas shoes are as close as u can get to sparcos. U can get replica/duplicate sparcos in thailand/malaysia/singapore for pretty cheap.Though, u need someone to pick 'em up
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I have the limited edition

Ducati CORSE from FILA for my driving needs.

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Old 28th December 2005, 00:22   #10
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i think is canvas shoes are the best, small sole and great grip
woodland shoes are the worst
but i am addicted to drive barefoot all the time
god knows where i got this habbit from

i think football spike shoes are also good :-)))) lol
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yeah the shoes with big tough soles dont really let you feel the acceleration but some people cant help that.like me thats what i normally wear if its not my slippers.

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ps how would football stud benefit.inface with the encreased height you wont be able to feel anythin.
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Me, I drive shod in anything!
Ditto here! Koi farak nahin...with footwear, without footwear, leather, rubber, synthetic..you name it.
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I drive in any shoes/sandals/floaters too....generally sandals/sneakers though
My sister did have the habit of removing her right sandal off while driving.
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Old 28th December 2005, 11:59   #14
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I used to have a problem with my Santro or my pal's zen when i wore my large lee-cooper boots - mostly due to the fact that my feet are quite large and the gaps between the pedals too narrow

But, the weight of the shoe does have some part to play over here - with large boots on I feel that my foot gets much heavier on the pedal than with slippers or sneakers on, maybe to get more feel of the engine
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Old 28th December 2005, 12:29   #15
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I prefer my adidas which has got a thin sole. it gives me better feel of the pedals.
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