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your driving shoes and gloves? #4681340
03/01/18 08:55 AM
03/01/18 08:55 AM
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Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Offline OP
pandus13  Offline OP
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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...


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681358
03/01/18 09:22 AM
03/01/18 09:22 AM
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Posts: 1,374
San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
One of these days Id like to get some driving gloves.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681374
03/01/18 09:45 AM
03/01/18 09:45 AM
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Oklahoma
Schmoe Offline
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Oklahoma
...let's see.....steel toed work boots and leather work gloves.


01 Supercrew Lariat 4X4
06 Accord EX-L V6
14 CRV EX-L (RIP) 2018 CRV EX-L
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: Schmoe] #4681380
03/01/18 09:52 AM
03/01/18 09:52 AM
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KS
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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.


2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T - 2015 Honda CRV 2.4 - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 - 2001 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681383
03/01/18 09:57 AM
03/01/18 09:57 AM
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Posts: 7,391
Oklahoma
Schmoe Offline
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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.


01 Supercrew Lariat 4X4
06 Accord EX-L V6
14 CRV EX-L (RIP) 2018 CRV EX-L
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681386
03/01/18 10:00 AM
03/01/18 10:00 AM
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PA
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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.


2008 BMW M3
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681393
03/01/18 10:10 AM
03/01/18 10:10 AM
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Taiwan
Ducked Offline
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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.

Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681396
03/01/18 10:15 AM
03/01/18 10:15 AM
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Wet side WA
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Wet side WA
I still like driving naked with a hot redhead of course.


2004 Corolla 126884
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681400
03/01/18 10:21 AM
03/01/18 10:21 AM
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West Yorkshire, UK
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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.

Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681409
03/01/18 10:38 AM
03/01/18 10:38 AM
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Posts: 6,141
Michigan
ZZman Offline
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Michigan
No gloves. Tennis shoes normally or Barefoot.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681411
03/01/18 10:43 AM
03/01/18 10:43 AM
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Posts: 1,768
Virginia
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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


2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681414
03/01/18 10:46 AM
03/01/18 10:46 AM
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Nebraska
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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.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681435
03/01/18 11:16 AM
03/01/18 11:16 AM
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Posts: 4,978
MTL, CANADA
Rolla07 Offline
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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.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681440
03/01/18 11:20 AM
03/01/18 11:20 AM
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Posts: 4,556
KY
MCompact Offline
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Posts: 4,556
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.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: your driving shoes and gloves? [Re: pandus13] #4681445
03/01/18 11:30 AM
03/01/18 11:30 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,100
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Posts: 11,100
Phoenix, AZ
People wear gloves to drive?

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


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 89k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
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