Driving Shoes for Pitch-Perfect Blips
A good heel-and-toe technique is an indispensable part of the experienced driver’s repertoire, a disappearing skill indicative of dedication to this hobby, and to the craft of driving well. It’s a tightly choreographed dance, one that when executed well rewards with an incredibly satisfying brap of the exhaust met with seamless, butter-smooth lower gear engagement, and just the perfect amount of revs on the clock for post-apex acceleration. It’s difficult to do under the best of circumstances, so why make it harder with the wrong type of shoe?
Driving shoes, with their thin, narrow, and flexible soles and uppers are designed to allow maximum flexibility on the pedals, making it infinitely easier to precisely operate three of them at once when compared with traditional sneakers, boots, or loafers.
Here we feature a few different styles and brands of driver’s kicks, for your pedal action pleasure. In addition to shoes designed explicitly for driving, we also like Asics Onitsuka Tigers for the task, their shape and flexibility lending them very well to driving. Do you have a preferred brand or style? We’d love to hear from you below.