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      05-31-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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Driving shoes

This might be a retarded questions/survey..but do you guys feel that the thickness on the sole on your shoes play a difference in the driving/pedal feel? The reason I am asking is because, usually when I wear my Puma or vans with thin sole, I feel like I can feel the power and control the brake/acc pedal better then when I have to wear my thick sole Doc. With the thick sole shoes, I feel like I have to press the gas more just to get the car moving..weird
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i rock my coach driving shoes in the summer.....
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I usually wear my puma when driving
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This might be a retarded questions/survey..but do you guys feel that the thickness on the sole on your shoes play a difference in the driving/pedal feel? The reason I am asking is because, usually when I wear my Puma or vans with thin sole, I feel like I can feel the power and control the brake/acc pedal better then when I have to wear my thick sole Doc. With the thick sole shoes, I feel like I have to press the gas more just to get the car moving..weird
I would have to agree that the feel of the petal is different with thickness of shoes you are wearing. I know wearing flipflops is not the same as regular shoes.
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      05-31-2006, 12:12 PM   #5
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well, there are shoes for tennis, boxing,running, jumping, and DRIVING...all each serving their own purpose and designed in respect to what they are made for, in this case, driving. and you are correct there is a VERY big difference with the thickness of soles and driving properly. I for one love driving in puma's. not only can i make shifting smoother (because i feel the friction point easier) but i like the feel (vibration) of the pedals, it makes the connectedNESS of being one with the car "so to speak" and match that with the feel through the shifter knob and through the steering wheel. and it almost makes me want to go drive right now!
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FTW.

Not driving shoes, but they feel and fit like them and they're a lot more durable for daily use.
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hell i drive barefoot most of the summer and keep my sandals under the seat... cant bea that when it comes to really feeling the pedals
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FTW.

Not driving shoes, but they feel and fit like them and they're a lot more durable for daily use.
Looks similar to the ones that race car drivers use. You know that it matters to them since grip is very important.
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hell i drive barefoot most of the summer and keep my sandals under the seat... cant bea that when it comes to really feeling the pedals
Ok until your feet start to sweat and they slip on the petal causing an accident.
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What about these platform shoes with fish in 'em...

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Now those are some drivin' shoes!
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Sometimes when I'm wearing flip flops in the summer I just drive bare-footed.
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      05-31-2006, 04:42 PM   #12
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it's a completely different feeling with these on:



mine are purple though. i love them soooo much.
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To answer the original question, I really like driving with thinner soled shoes and think it definitely does improve pedal feel. I have a pair of Adidas Tuscany's that I really like.
Similar to these but black and suade.

I don't wear them all the time though. My thicker soled shoes are fine for driving even though they're not quite as nice. The only shoes I have that a really don't like driving in are my mountaineering boots. The full steel shank and super stiff leather pretty much remove any hint of pedal feel.
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Ok until your feet start to sweat and they slip on the petal causing an accident.
bmw does have this standard feature... its called air conditioning, plus i dont know how much ure feet may sweat but u should get that looked into... also i know instances of 3 deaths, one of which a person i knew personally who died strictly because they were driving with sandals on and the straps got tangled awkwardly with the pedals
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I think the main problem with pedal feel is how it's gone in our cars

reguardless of shoes, the feel is just non existant
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i had a weird ass thing happen with my brake today. i was on uphill and let off the brake and let the car idle still because it was at the neutral angle, then when i went to put my foot back on the brake the pedal wouldnt do down, it was the weirdest thing
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if going on a drive, i usually like my thin sole shoes like these...

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Pumas are just too euro trash for me

I went into their store in the galleria and walked right out
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I agree that thinner soles give you a better feel. Being a shoe whore, I have three pairs that are great for driving:

Puma Speed Cat



Adidas Monaco



Piloti DTM



The best shoe depends on your foot, your style of driving, and believe it or not, the pedal arrangement. For example, the Pilotis felt too wide for heel-toe shifts on Porsches. I wind up wearing my Pumas the most because they're the newest.
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bmw does have this standard feature... its called air conditioning, plus i dont know how much ure feet may sweat but u should get that looked into... also i know instances of 3 deaths, one of which a person i knew personally who died strictly because they were driving with sandals on and the straps got tangled awkwardly with the pedals
Really? I did not know that my car came with AC. Some people like to drive barefoot and happen to have aftermarket alum or racing pedals. Your feet sweat naturally or do you think they do not. The medical term is called Plantar Hyperhidrosis. You could be in Alaska and your feet will still sweat. Here in Hawaii the sandel is standard shoe attire because of the temperature and lifestyle. I can how some people may get caught in the pedals but see no difference than the shoes that women wear.
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DC Driving Shoes



Check out these, they are actually comfortable and have some style...great for casual driving. If you need a serious shoe, then you might have to step up from the DC Chicane to the DC Pro Spec's (below)



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