For drivers of “true” sports cars, driving shoes elevate the experience behind the wheel more than perhaps any other piece of gear.
A “true” sports car, complete with narrow foot wells, low seats and flat-leg sitting positions. These ergonomics make footwear very important.
What makes for a good driving shoe? It starts with the sole. A thinner sole provides better pedal feel and better control. Heel design is also very important. To navigate the narrow foot well and enable snag-free heel and toe downshifting, proper driving shoes feature a narrow toe box. For longer driving days, proper cushioning and support at the heel help to relieve any ankle stress.
Piloti, the official driving shoe of the world-famous Barrett-Jackson car auctions and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, created a patented Roll Control™ heel that rises spherically up the back of the shoe, protecting and cushioning the driver’s heel bone, enhancing both traction and comfort during long stints behind the wheel. The spherical heel also mimics the natural stride while walking, which makes for a comfortable shoe both in and out of the car.
If your car makes the first impression, the shoes that emerge from the driver`s side make the second. A great driving shoe is one you don`t have to take off when you step out of your car and into the office or cafe. With design details evoking the interiors of classic sports cars, a made-in-Italy luxury collection to complement their Performance and Casual lines, and a vintage tire tread pattern on the soles, Piloti driving shoes provide a subtle bow to racing heritage and automotive culture that are sure to make a statement.