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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.

Thanks.

ps: Does anyone know where there are size 11 Pilotis still available?
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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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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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