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      01-15-2008, 12:49 PM   #67
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how am i gonna know my size?
coz like when i get adidas i have to get 10.5, when i get pumas i have to get 11
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If your serious about a shoe that works well under driving conditions, is comfortable, and can be worn with a suit, I would suggest something by JP Tods.

They have been making Mocs for years and have incorporated the little nub design on the back of the heel into many of their dress shoes. They sort of market themselves as the shoe you want to wear when driving through the hills of Italy in your classic Pininfarina.

The sole design adds some nice grip when your heel n' toeing it. Their not cheap, but I have about 6 pairs and they last for years and never go out of style.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/ca...0733cat8670740
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If your serious about a shoe that works well under driving conditions, is comfortable, and can be worn with a suit, I would suggest something by JP Tods.

They have been making Mocs for years and have incorporated the little nub design on the back of the heel into many of their dress shoes. They sort of market themselves as the shoe you want to wear when driving through the hills of Italy in your classic Pininfarina.

The sole design adds some nice grip when your heel n' toeing it. Their not cheap, but I have about 6 pairs and they last for years and never go out of style.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/ca...0733cat8670740
nice! yah i'll consider them in 20 years when im old enough for the style
hahaha

or when im old enough to afford them
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what do race professionals wear btw?
i always look at japanese drift drivers and they always seem to be wearing pumas and adidas

Who cares? just buy the ones that are comfortable with thin soles. You cannot go wrong with Piloti's.
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Who cares? just buy the ones that are comfortable with thin soles. You cannot go wrong with Piloti's.
just wondering...
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I'm not an expert on shoes...but the best driving shoes I own that I can still wear with a suit are these Bruno Magli's. They have a rubber heel which helps with pedal modulation. Also the rubber soles are not too thick so you can still feel the pedals somewhat.

I would imagine any dress shoes manufactuer's line of "sporty" dress shoes with thin rubber soles and rubber heel should be fine. Prada make a bunch of similar looking shoes.

You don't want to use anything with a thick rubber sole or too heavy construction. I have a pair Allen Edmonds...built like tanks...but absolutely horrid to drive with. Can never drive smoothly wearing them.

Personally, I find proper leather soled dress shoes, have bottoms which are much too slippery for driving. Especially if you have metal pedals!
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I'm not an expert on shoes...but the best driving shoes I own that I can still wear with a suit are these Bruno Magli's. They have a rubber heel which helps with pedal modulation. Also the rubber soles are not too thick so you can still feel the pedals somewhat.

I would imagine any dress shoes manufactuer's line of "sporty" dress shoes with thin rubber soles and rubber heel should be fine. Prada make a bunch of similar looking shoes.

You don't want to use anything with a thick rubber sole or too heavy construction. I have a pair Allen Edmonds...built like tanks...but absolutely horrid to drive with. Can never drive smoothly wearing them.

Personally, I find proper leather soled dress shoes, have bottoms which are much too slippery for driving. Especially if you have metal pedals!
SD, I have the exact same shoes and they are very comfortable but I didn't recommend them because they are well over his self-imposed budget of $100. Good recommendation though.
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Just bring two pairs of shoes, wear your driving shoes and change when you get to work to the dress shoes. Problem solved. Takes what, 30 seconds to put a pair of shoes on?

You are looking for a pair of shoes that is half good at two things when you can get two shoes that are each very good at one thing.
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I'm not an expert on shoes...but the best driving shoes I own that I can still wear with a suit are these Bruno Magli's. They have a rubber heel which helps with pedal modulation. Also the rubber soles are not too thick so you can still feel the pedals somewhat.

I would imagine any dress shoes manufactuer's line of "sporty" dress shoes with thin rubber soles and rubber heel should be fine. Prada make a bunch of similar looking shoes.

You don't want to use anything with a thick rubber sole or too heavy construction. I have a pair Allen Edmonds...built like tanks...but absolutely horrid to drive with. Can never drive smoothly wearing them.

Personally, I find proper leather soled dress shoes, have bottoms which are much too slippery for driving. Especially if you have metal pedals!
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nice!



Dude. Do you ever work?
i just get paid that's my job
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Just bring two pairs of shoes, wear your driving shoes and change when you get to work to the dress shoes. Problem solved. Takes what, 30 seconds to put a pair of shoes on?

You are looking for a pair of shoes that is half good at two things when you can get two shoes that are each very good at one thing.
too annoying
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I wear Cole Haan with Nike Air cushion to work.

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SD, I have the exact same shoes and they are very comfortable but I didn't recommend them because they are well over his self-imposed budget of $100. Good recommendation though.
Great minds must think alike OC!

Well...to the OP...if the budget is $100...and you need a comfortable dress shoe and have big feet, I'd go to your local Bass Shoes Outlet store. I picked up a couple decent looking dress shoes for $50. Sure they're not "hand stitched made in Italy"...but who cares it's only $50. And they comfortable and light enough to drive with.
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