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This is a discussion on Shoes within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I guess this can count as an interior mod: Shoes for the driver. I usually wear some New Balance running ...

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    I guess this can count as an interior mod: Shoes for the driver. I usually wear some New Balance running shoes, but lately I've noticed that it's easier for me to drive stick when I wear my dress shoes for work. This is my first manual car, and I think it's easier to feel the pedals with the dress shoes. So, anyone have some recommendations for some different casual shoes that are not racing shoes, are comfortable, and can still help me feel the pedals a little better?
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    Anything in the skating world, in all seriousness I learned to race my car with dcs shoes, etnies and dc's and the first day I put a pair of Nike's on I had little mishaps like riding the clutch and a little bucking in between gears...weird how much of a difference shoes can really make.
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    heh, fairlady

    does not sound like a fast car, no wonder they changed the name for the US market

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    i only wear sandals 99% of the time, only wear shoes to work. so when i wear sandals i normally just drive barefoot, i prefer it the most. cept when my car has been outside for a few hours in the sun and the pedals are over 100 degrees.
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    I like driving barefoot.

    Eli puts on high heels to drive though
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    Originally posted by Trailboss
    I like driving barefoot.

    Eli puts on high heels to drive though


    thats weak. good luck finding high heels in my size.
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    I believe puma and some other companies actually make driving shoes, I wonder how good those are?
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    i got a pair of snazzy piloti driving shoes.

    driving without them is dissapointing now.
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    Puma does make driving shoes....especially for Sparco. Adidas does as well.

    Piloti makes very affordable driving shoes that include Nomex and a sole that usable for walking.

    There are plenty of walking/casual shoe makers with thin soles that make the shoes very suitable for driving. However you should also decide if you want driving shoes with Nomex(as that often drives the price twice as much).

    For the urban fashion types....Diesel offers many shoes of the sort.

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    If you are willing to spend aboot $50-60, go for the old Adidas "Samba" indoor shoe.

    James

    "Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. That way, if he doesn't like what you have to say, it'll be OK because you'll be a mile away and you'll have his shoes."

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    Any shoes that are made in the style of classic running shoes from around the 70's have worked well for me and the other people I know that drive stick.

    http://www.classicsportsshoes.com/menclasrunsh.html

    And most are pretty sweet looking too.
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    Originally posted by MasiveMunkey
    I believe puma and some other companies actually make driving shoes, I wonder how good those are?
    Yup thier called Puma Speed Cats and I happen to own a pair. They simply own when driving, I cant wear anything else.
    Last edited by Jmd777; 07-08-2004 at 02:55 PM.
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