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      06-28-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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What's going on with Piloti Shoes?

I have owned many pairs of Piloti shoes in the past (still do). I have been looking to buy a new pair in size 11 for a few weeks now and can't seem to find one anywhere. All that's available with most retailers are small sizes.

I decided to try to buy them from Piloti directly and tried their website. However the check-out process from their website cannot be completed...

Then I just tried to call them at 805-494-0756 and the number is disconnected.

Are they out of business? That'd be a shame.

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ps: Does anyone know where there are size 11 Pilotis still available?
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      06-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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They declared bankruptcy a while ago. Go with Simpson or Sparco.
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Are they out of business? That'd be a shame.

Thanks.


They are out of business. Try Alpinestars

http://www.alpinestars.com/
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      06-29-2012, 01:14 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I had not heard. That's a real shame. They were awesome shoes.

The other brand mentioned are nice, but what I liked about the Pilotis was that they could be worn around the office. Alpinestar and Simpson are very track focused. Any other brand that would be a nice alternative to Piloti?
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I alternate between Pilotis and Puma Speedcats.
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They declared bankruptcy a while ago. Go with Simpson or Sparco.
Damn I hadn't heard either. Such a shame.
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....but what I liked about the Pilotis was that they could be worn around the office.
If you want stylish you can spend a bit of coin and go with Santoni (partner with AMG) or Porsche Design (made by Müller & Meirer) or Sabelt (partner with Aston Martin.)

You can see them all here: http://www.luxist.com/tag/DrivingShoes/
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Joking aside, I have Sparco shoes and they are great. They surely don't look good, but at track days who cares about being stylish?
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To revive an old post. Piloti are back in business under new ownership.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/09/p...re-new-owners/
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Bump for updates -

I've been wanting a pair and have been waiting patiently for Piloti to come back to market. Luck has it they are now available and my awesome GF got these for me.









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Where did your girlfriend find these shoes??? They were supposed to become available a while back, but were never released according to every retailer I contact. I've spent a good bit of time scouring the internet searching for these shoes the last few months and the only thing I came up with were sizes 5 and smaller that are leftovers from many years ago.



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So I FINALLY found a few styles of Piloti shoes available in a high-end catalog that I occasionally get, and they're literally TWICE the price I had paid for them in the past! At $150+ a pair, they're going to be right back out of business in no time.

http://www.herringtoncatalog.com/pro...5D=Light.brown
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Some canadian company took em over. I bought these last month came in a week to norcal.

http://pilotiusa.com/
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Some canadian company took em over. I bought these last month came in a week to norcal.

http://pilotiusa.com/
Nice selection there, but at twice the price of the original, I'll pass. If I'm spending $150, I want a $150 pair of shoes, not a $75 pair with a 100% markup. I'll stick with Puma until they get off their high horse.
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To revive an old post. Piloti are back in business under new ownership.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/09/p...re-new-owners/
Canadian Tire? WTF?!?!
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According to don at proformance they just rereleased after being bought by canadian tire and will be back on market. He had some of initial release.
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