I know that this is proberly a pretty inocuous subject, but I thought I would let you know about my new experience with some driving shoes..
I being the size of man that I am have always had difficulty driving the Pantera from the aspect of my feet, or more so the close positioning of the cars pedals. When it came time to brake and depress the clutch I had to have the correct shoes(until now sneakers) and it had to be the right pair. One pair I have the heels of the shoes would clash and make it difficult to apply the brakes and clutch at the same time unless I twisted my ankle on my right foot to get the heels of my shoes to clear each other when I would depress the pedals.
Last weekend I bit the bullet and ordered a pair of driving shoes to see if they would make any differance. Well they came in today and I am pleased at how much room my feet now have. The heels of my shoes dont even come near each other now with the nice and narrow race shoes I purchased.
They are RaceQuip brand ankle high shoes, black in color and are even SFI 3.5/5 rated. My reason for buying this brand driving shoe is because they came in my size(15).
With feet as big as mine you dont ask to see that shoe in a 15, you just ask the store what style shoes they have in my size!
Jeff
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Originally posted by Pantera 1887:
my solution is removing my right shoe when I drive.
Mike


Hope you never have to slam the brakes and pick-up a small stone in the process.

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You're one of those guys who likes to shine his machine
You make me take off my shoes before you let me get in
I can't believe you kiss your car good night
C'mon baby tell me-you must be jokin', right!
Shania Twain
My favourite pair of driving shoes - a pair of Puma's, bought in the San Francisco Puma shoe shop a couple of years back.

Superlight (150gr - 0.33 pound a piece), superthin, and supernarrow...


Colours of the Italian national soccer team (though I'm not a soccer fan) Cool
I had a similar problem...but I needed a super wide shoe EEE. Most shoe places suggest a full size or two larger to increase the width....yeah great then I have bozo shoes with and extra inch and a half in front of my toes...a great thing for a driving shoe. When my kids and I started racing karts a few years ago the kart shop owner suggested looking in to wrestling shoes, that many karters use them. What I found was tons of sizes, colors, high-mid-and low tops shoes. What is really nice is some shoes mold the soles up the back of the heal and around the sides on the ball of your foot. The sole are natural rubber also so you really get a great grip on steel pedals. They feel like you are wearing a glove on your foot.

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