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Old 11-27-2010, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post your favorite driving shoes

I drive in a set of vibrams five fingers right now, but I really wanna step up to a dedicated set of driving shoes for my "spirited" driving sessions. These are what I'm considering

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...tomotive&psc=1


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Old 11-27-2010, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know the model, but I love my Pumas.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that's a good price.

Do you know about http://www.racerwholesale.com/index.php

I use my cheap boat shoes. Leather upper, thin sole. If you don't have the leather requirement. A decent set of wrestling shoes works also.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is what I use

http://www.piloti.com/Spyder-P413.aspx?Color=1154
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I don't know the model, but I love my Pumas.
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that's a good price.

Do you know about http://www.racerwholesale.com/index.php

I use my cheap boat shoes. Leather upper, thin sole. If you don't have the leather requirement. A decent set of wrestling shoes works also.
I didn't but I do now I like those sparcos because they are cheap, and exactly what I want. Low tops, liveable outside the car when I stop to eat and get fuel, decent looks, and well priced. I will definitely look into the pumas also.
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Love my Piloti's for around the shop and at the track, but they suck as driving shoes. The heel is too wide, and not round enough, so you need to lift your foot when heel and toeing rather than just rotating it. Piloti had some really good looking stuff at SEMA this year, the classic leather boots looked and felt really good, and the heel looks more appropriate for heel and toe.

If you are looking for driving shoes for rally, forget the expensive stuff, they will get ruined the first time you step out of the car at a check point or service area. My preferred shoe for rally is the Simpson with the high ankle, and they are around $100 on sale. they even survive washing in a machine, and fit and feel is really good.

I have some custom race boots (FIA approved) I use for the sports racer, as they are the only race shoes I have found narrow enough (in a size 12) for the small pedals on the sports racer. Traded them for some carbon work on a Ferrari F40, and the original owner called a few months later and wanted to buy them back, sorry bud, they are too damn nice, no buy backs.

For instructing and track days, I really like the Pirelli leather driving shoes I found on Speedgear a few years ago. Seems like they were an overstock or such, as they were only $99 pair, but when I got them, and tried to buy more, I could only find them on Ebay out of Italy, and they were 350 Euros pair. Best damn shoes I have had for driving, not legal for serious racing, but fitted and felt like gloves.
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http://www.shop.puma.com/Panigale-50...tml?cgid=23230
after owning 3 other pair of pumas, i have to say these offer the best grip of hte pedal and best feel of hte pedal as well.
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I like my profox but sometimes can be caught in a pair of steel toe work boots.
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