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  1. RedNeck

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    I took a buddy for a ride in the 360 last weekend, then he made this Facebook post:
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    I live in the south. If it's summer, or above 60, I'm wearing flipflops. If I'm driving, they come off. Every time. I love driving barefoot, and it has never occurred to me that this might not be normal for everyone.Who knew?

    I can't be the only one that drives a Ferrari barefoot.
     
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  2. Nospinzone

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    Nope. Never drove barefoot and never drove in flip flops ....... in or on any vehicle.
     
  3. barabba

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    technically speaking here you get a ticket if you are caught driving barefeet.
     
  4. 308 milano

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    Who here rides motorcycle barefoot?
     
  5. BOKE

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    Barefoot??? I'm not even wearing pants.
     
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  6. RedNeck

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    That's crazy...what is the reasoning?
     
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    Friend Joe always drives his cars barefoot in the summer. I drive mine barefoot when jockeying them around the driveway...
     
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    Flip flops in S.C.


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  10. Julia

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    I guess that was his last ride in the 360, then, huh? :)

    I drive barefoot occasionally.
     
  11. tbakowsky

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    Yuk...barefoot? I tried to drive in flipflops..turned around and went back home and put on proper shoes. It felt dangerous..
     
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  12. RedNeck

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    It is dangerous. Flip flops suck to drive in....that’s why driving barefoot is so good...
     
  13. RedNeck

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    At least I didn’t make him take off HIS shoes...
     
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  14. ginoBBi512

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    I have been driving in my sox for the last 16 years in my 328, I have small feet, size 7.5, I can get better feedback, and I have even more room at the pedal area due to my small feet, Im 5'11 & 3/4 tall
     
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    I'm a weirdo like you. I do exactly the same brother.
     
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    Better feel? What about grip?
     
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    Barefoot all the time
     
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    I tried it once, when I had Hill Engineering pedals in my car. Whoa... I'll never make that mistake again! The serration on Hill pedals was so 'sharp' (obviously, to provide a grippy contact surface), that pushing hard on the clutch felt like my feet would turn to hamburger meat.

    Maybe this is the reason folks "+1" for paddles>pedals ?
     
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    Have in the past. Not comfortable for me. I'm not a fan of driving with flip flops either.
     
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    For me, it is a few things. First, all my shoes are too big for the pedal spacing. Second I like the 'feel' as you sense every nuance. Third, on track, it does make heel-toe easier (for me at least)

    Cheers
     
  23. SCFerrari

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    Admittedly a little OCD, I wear flip flops to the edge of the car, get in with feet out and take shoes off as legs swing in- putting flip flops lodged under seat so they don’t move around..
     
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    This is hilarious, you just described my driving ritual.

    Nice to see there are other folks with the same mindset, I thought I was the only one!
     
  25. Island Time

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    yep. flip flops in the summer.

    barefoot driving in my '66 911 last night.

    Less is more
     

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