Every driver knows that their shoe game matters. Making sure you have a pair of shoes on that helps you navigate your two (or three pedals) the best you can is paramount to driving with the utmost amount of speed, but also the utmost amount of safety. And for a majority of the time that the human species has driven the automobile, the purpose-built leather driving shoe has been the footwear of choice.
It’s evolved into even being a stylish and comfortable shoe to wear, even when you’re not behind the wheel. But as time moves forward, so does fashion, and streetwear and hypebeast fashion has found itself just as much at the forefront of trends as the classic driver, if not more, and sneakers have quickly become a popular choice for the discerning driver as well. These are some shoes we’d be more than happy to wear behind the wheel.
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Añel Racer ARSX – 0008: “Añel shoes are entirely made with the best leather in Sala Consilina, a small town located in Salerno, Italy. The modern and aerodynamic design and diverse color combinations of the Añel shoes make it a truly unique, timeless, and unforgettable shoe.” – (AnelRacerCollection.com)
Replicat-X Pirelli Motorsport Shoes: “The Replicat-X Pirelli takes on the ferocity and form of the modern racecar while staying true to PUMA’s authentic Motorsport DNA. This limited edition shoe features an outsole directly inspired by the tread pattern of the Cinturato™ Pirelli Blue Wet- one of Pirelli’s highest performing race tires.” (Puma.com)
Prada Trail Rummber-Trimmed Mesh Sneakers: ” It goes without saying that Prada‘s black and red mesh ‘Trail’ sneakers look cool, but we’d like to point out just how practical they are. Smooth leather linings and thick rubber soles make them comfortable, while Velcro® fastenings are ideal for days when you’re in a rush and need to breeze through airport security in record time.” – (MrPorter.com)
Burberry Regis Sneaker: “A head-turning Italian sneaker is caged with a modern chunky sole, creating a bold disruption to the iconic checks.” – (Nordstrom.com)
Jordan 14 Retro Ferrari University Gold (GS): These new sneakers have a yellow/gold upper with a black/yellow emblem and red detailing. The faux carbon fiber midsole is carried over from the 2014 sneakers.
Salvatore Ferragamo Atlante Driving Shoe: “Richly textured calfskin elevates a classic driving shoe with sharp Gancio branding. Leather upper and lining/rubber sole.” – (Nordstrom.com)
Gucci Kanye Bit Loafer: “Gucci’s signature jointed horsebit and striped web bridge the top of a classically styled suede loafer set on a nubby rubber sole.” – (Nordstrom.com)
Canali Penny Driver: “Stride off with pride wearing the Canali™ Penny Driver. Soft and smooth suede leather upper. Slip-on construction.” – (Zappos.com)
Prada Crocodile Opaco Loafers: “Stamped crocodile leather loafer with metal logo plate across the top. Embossed calf leather up. Round Toe. Slip-on style.” – (SaksFifthAvenue.com)
Bottega Veneta Patera Suede Driver: “Make a statement while wearing the Bottega Veneta™ Patera Suede Driver. Suede leather upper with detailed tonal stitching and interlocking design up through vamp.” – (Zappos.com)