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#4681340 - 03/01/18 08:55 AM your driving shoes and gloves?
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 3196
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Hi BITOGers,

What are your preferred driving shoes or gloves?
Short/intense (cough cough) distance or long distance?

For long distance I favor some Stag work shoes with thin sole: just the right input to the pedals, my feet do not go numb, and no blisters(yup I had shoes do heel or mid-foot blisters while driving). Need them with AC in hot weather.
For gloves I had a pair 6 years ago, but lost one when somebody broke into my Elantra to steal couple change, my chewing gum and one glove.
I'm still mad. I loved those gloves...
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#4681358 - 03/01/18 09:22 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
E150GT Offline


Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1102
Loc: San Antonio, TX
One of these days Id like to get some driving gloves.
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#4681374 - 03/01/18 09:45 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
Schmoe Offline


Registered: 05/12/03
Posts: 7256
Loc: Oklahoma
...let's see.....steel toed work boots and leather work gloves.
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#4681380 - 03/01/18 09:52 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: Schmoe]
FordBroncoVWJeta Offline


Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 768
Loc: KS
Originally Posted By: Schmoe
...let's see.....steel toed work boots and leather work gloves.
Try using heavy duty boots while driving stick. Near impossible in a Volkswagen. You go to press the clutch, next thing you know, your in a brake skid.
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#4681383 - 03/01/18 09:57 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
Schmoe Offline


Registered: 05/12/03
Posts: 7256
Loc: Oklahoma
I can imagine....my work ride is fortunately AT....driving a few feet, jumping out moving, clearing lifting stuff, then jumping back in....one thing I LOVE about those Fords is that grab handle, a back saver getting in and out. GM doesn't have that.
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#4681386 - 03/01/18 10:00 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
d00df00d Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11210
Loc: PA
All my driving shoes have been Puma for several years now. No other brand has been as consistently good for me.

I've had a couple of pairs of the old Future Cat Super LT. SUPER lightweight, coarse mesh upper, extremely breathable. I wear them until they start disintegrating, then wear them a bit more. Only have one pair left and Puma hasn't made all-mesh ones for a while now, so this one will have to be pried from my cold dead hands. By far my favorite driving shoe, especially for warm weather.

Everything else has been a Drift Cat or Future Cat variant. Always have multiple pairs around. Leather for rainy days, suede for when I have to care how I look when I get out of my car, old mesh ones for any other time. All of them are light, narrow, thin-soled, and durable. The leather ones are a bit stiff for my taste, but the suede ones are great and the mesh ones are perfect.

I hate that they don't make the all-mesh ones any more. If they come back, I'm buying multiple pairs.

Always open to other suggestions as I'd rather not be brand loyal. Until then, can't argue with success.
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#4681393 - 03/01/18 10:10 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4366
Loc: Taiwan
Crocs (or cheapo Chinese knockoffs thereof), but I drive barefoot, so the Crocs are easy to put on when I get out.

I don't wear gloves. If I've forgotten to cover the steering wheel and it is too hot to use, I put a wet towel over it until it cools a bit.

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#4681396 - 03/01/18 10:15 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2745
Loc: Wet side WA
I still like driving naked with a hot redhead of course.
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#4681400 - 03/01/18 10:21 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
NGRhodes Offline


Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 326
Loc: West Yorkshire, UK
Converse boots are my favourite, hold my heel very comfortable; doing 2 back to back days of trackday driving or 500 mile drive to Paris.
Gloves, never felt to need to wear driving.

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#4681409 - 03/01/18 10:38 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5786
Loc: Michigan
No gloves. Tennis shoes normally or Barefoot.
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#4681411 - 03/01/18 10:43 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 1659
Loc: Virginia
10 inch tall combat boots and vibration absorbent gloves...

Large Male Synthetic Leather High Performance Gloves
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Large-Male-Synthetic-Leather-High-Performance-Gloves/50119515
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#4681414 - 03/01/18 10:46 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 493
Loc: Nebraska
I spent my youth up to age 18 in Cowboy country, my dad worked in Fargo ND for dept of Ag and then later Cheyenne WY, so I grew up wearing cowboy boots, still prefer boots over shoes for driving. I hate lace up boots, wore Army boots for almost 36 years and have had my fill of them. Now retired, the last thing I want to wear are lace up boots. gloves only in winter and then only until the vehicle interior warms up. Cowboy boots and no gloves for me.
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#4681435 - 03/01/18 11:16 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4737
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Shoes with a thin-ish sole. I have a pair of sketchers memory foam shoes that are quite comfortable. If I have boots on or anything with a thick sole, im uncomfortable and makes driving risky. I guess my shoes being size 16 is part of the reason, the other being my size and the car I drive not being very big.
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#4681440 - 03/01/18 11:20 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4113
Loc: KY
Piloti or Puma driving shoes. I've bought(and received as gifts) several kinds and pairs of the leather driving gloves BMW sells; I wear them in the winter and when I'm on the track.
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#4681445 - 03/01/18 11:30 AM Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10109
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
People wear gloves to drive?

I've also never thought about wearing anything other than my regular shoes to drive either?
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