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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by scott61, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. scott61

    scott61 F1 Rookie

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    Never thought I would be looking for driving shoes as I don't think I even have regular shoes, I am a sneaker man, I just started driving new Maserati Spyder GT and am having very tough time with the closeness of the Alum race pedals. I thought my feet were fairly normal size (11) but I guess too big for Italian car. Seems all my sneakers have wide bottoms that keep catching the gas pedal when I brake. Was wondering if anyone knows if driving shoes help with this? Have been searching online but finding mostly Racing shoes, And I was hoping my shoes being fire proof would not be needed. Thanks in advance
     
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  3. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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  4. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    My sister used to work at Diesel and got me these sweet green and yellow diesel sneakers that double as great driving shoes. They are contoured well and have a thin, flexible sole and look good with anything that goes with sneakers. I am going to pick up another pair because I like these so much. Check at your local Diesel place.
     
  5. Noelrp

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    Speedgear ( www.speedgear.com ) has the blue Fila/MS driving shoes on sale for $59.00 - It's a good deal.
     
  6. sindo308qv

    sindo308qv F1 Rookie

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    I have some driving shoes I bought at Bloomingdales that are nice. I have the Fila/Schumacher for the track. But being a sneaker man(so am I) Addidas just came out with a line of sneaker/driving shoes that are great, the soles are made with Goodyear rubber and has thier logo on the side and they're not bulky. They have low cut, which I bought, and high tops.Purchased them at Champs Sports.If you need anything send me a PM.
     
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  8. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I bought Piloti's. www.piloti.com. I pretty much quit wearing my sneakers, and wear them instead. But they do sort of look like bowling shoes. (I bought the tan/blue Monacos.)
     
  9. scott61

    scott61 F1 Rookie

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    Thanks for that link, I just ordered a pair does seem like a good deal
     
  10. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

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    Sparco driving shoes. As small and thin as you can get away with for the pedal part of the cockpit, grippy even when wet with oil, Nomex liners. Not good as a walking shoe.
     
  11. parkerfe

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    My wife bought me some driving shoes from Griots Garage, www.griotsgarage.com and I love them. They are leather and look a lot like regular loafers but the sole wraps around the heel .
     
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  13. Dave

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    Built in heal toe.. :)

    I went with Momo Corse racing shoes
     
  14. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Actually ALL of the Fila driving shoes are on sale, not just the blue ones.
     
  15. davey_jones

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    Do those black MOMO shoes leave black marks on your floor mat?
    I'd like to buy a pair but my last shoes always "dirtied" up my tan floor mat..
    Then I had to get out the carpet cleaner etc etc..

    dave
    indy
     
  16. enjoythemusic

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    FILA SCHUMACHER NOMEX DRIVING SHOES
    Avant-garde design and excellent performance, lightness, reactivity, protection and safety. Based on the same designs used for the race shoes created around Michael Schumacher's anthropomorphic features and driving style. Features an innovative flame design dedicated to Michael. It represents energy, strength,passion, and courage, Available in NOMEX and Non-NOMEX version. NOMEX is FIA approved.
    Item # FF3655
    Available in:
    W$195.00 NOW $69.00
    Member Price: $62.10

    http://www.speedgear.com/orders/SGF1_Detail_Listing.cfm?itemnumber=FF3655T&selecttype=Team&byteam=FF

    Just got a pair. NOMEX shoes for only $62!!
     
  17. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

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    "Do those black MOMO shoes leave black marks on your floor mat"

    I couldn't tell you... No carpet in the race car,
    and black matts over the carpet in the Ferraris.
     
  18. ferrari_kid

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    i think this has come up before somewhere. but that time piloti shoes came up. they have racing shoes along with driving shoes that look like stuff you can wear around.
     
  19. Tom S

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    I've found the Fila Vintage Ferrai sneaker works really well as an everyday (non-track) driving shoe. Enough feel and narrow enough to not foul the pedals, but comfortable enough to wear all day.
     
  20. Hubert

    Hubert F1 Rookie

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    I have these. Sparco/Puma Racecats. Nomex lined, and my friend is a Sparco rep, so the price was right.
     
  21. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

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    ASICS or NIKE wrestling shoes are the best!!! Go to “eastbay.com” & order a pair for <$30. Not only are they less $ but more flexible than “real” driving shoes w/ the same look. Not Nomex but who cares on the street
     
  22. SupercarGuru

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    Go to Puma.com and look up motorsport they have a link

    i just got the Puma Motorsport mens shoe....
    SO NICE
     
  23. enjoythemusic

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    Looked into this and tried some on. i had a feeling for longer stints (as the Fcar is my daily driver) they may be TOO thin and cause fatigue. Still, for brief stints they are probably GREAT shoes and very inexpensive. Good call!

    Went with the "real thing" because $65 is cheap enough, will keep my feet "thin", and if i ever get the whole Nomex suit/gloves thing and helmet i have the shoes thing covered.
     
  24. Seth

    Seth Formula 3

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    go with the adidas ive got 2 pairs of the tuscany edition black and brown, and when wearing the brown ones you dont look like an idiot with some bright red or blue shoes wherever you go... also there very comfy
     
  25. shelbee

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    Just picked up Sparco (Italy) driving shoes. Pretty stylish and pretty comfortable
     
  26. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

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    If you want the real thing: I like my PYROTECT shoes. Just the basics in black that fit like a glove.
     
  27. DN35

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    Do those Fila's run small at all? I'm between an 11 and 11.5 need to pick one....

    Thanks.
     
  28. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    They said they run small, i ordered 1/2 size larger. Some shoe makers (Schumachers :) ) do cut their products different than others. Same goes for the clothing industry.
     

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