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Old 03-15-2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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This is a weird post but sombody has got to make it. I have trouble driving with dress shoes, running shoes, and boots. They always get caught on the carpet when I let go of the clutch. The only shoes I use now are pumas that look like racing shoes.
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Puma's or bare foot.

G-force high tops when it gets serious.
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I just got some pilotis (prototipo), used them on the track at barber motorsports park this week and I really liked them. No experience with any others.
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On the street i wear sandals. Gay I don't care, I'm from Florida. On the track I wear Nike Sbs.

I think driving with sandals taught me how to drive. Don't want to scrap my foot on grip tape pedals. Heel toe is clean as ****.
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I love my Doc martens. Combat boots suck. I have some speed cats, i like the Martens better. I can drive like hell in flip flops. I have actually autocrossed a few events in flops, until they said i needed closed toed shoes. Anything with a thick sole sucks because i cant feel the pedals.
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I wear these. You can feel the pedals and they are very comfortable.
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+1 for Pilotis. I have some older Reebok driving shoes that served me well for 4-5 autocross seasons, but they were too narrow to wear all the time. My Pilotis are much more comfortable.
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Which ever ones I have on? Which is usually a set of Onitsuka Tigers.
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anything with a thick sole sucks because i cant feel the pedals.
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Anything with a thick sole sucks because i cant feel the pedals.
You can't guess where it is? Not a whole lot of room to guess wrong. I used to drive with thick sole steel toe work boots (size 13.5 takes up a LOT of room down there) and did OK most of the time. Every now and then my foot would catch on the brake pedal or something. It was equally fun in my RX7 with a stiff clutch pedal, somehow my toe would always get stuck behind the brake when letting the clutch up.
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Guessing and precision driving don't mix.
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I don't recall the OP bringing up precision driving. Of course then you would want something other than dress shoes or boots. I'm talking in terms of daily driving like 95% of the time is spent for most people here.
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I don't recall the OP bringing up precision driving. Of course then you would want something other than dress shoes or boots. I'm talking in terms of daily driving like 95% of the time is spent for most people here.
Yeah now I see what you were saying. I guess it just comes down to comfort in daily driving.
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Chuck Taylors.

My worn Panama-soled desert boots are surprisingly good too
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I have a pair of the Piloti Prototipo, but I prefer flat bottomed Vans
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I have Puma Speedcats. Very nice to modulate brakes with.

Since they are trendy 'scenester' shoes you can usually pick them up cheap at urban clothing stores, mine were $40. Or even cheap karate shoes would work.
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+1 on Speedcats. I have two pairs.
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I'd like to buy a pair of speedcats I just hate how narrow Pumas are. Maybe after time I would get used to it?
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