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Old 02-10-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
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Has anyone had those Piloti driving shoes worn before? I just bought a pair for $100 off the internet. They look very nice and look light. Light shoes are the best in my opinion to drive around with, not that I will be wearing those all the time when I drive.
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:55 PM   #2
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im a newbie with driving shoes. where can i buy one for myself?

thanks.

i use flat shoes by like Addidas, Bass, or Converse shoes for driving around. less thickness, better for me.
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Old 02-10-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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Could you compare/contrast the Pilotis vs. a pair of wrestling shoes? I'm considering a pair of driving shoes this season, and since wrestling shoes seem almost identical, but for a fraction of the cost...

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Old 02-10-2003, 06:07 PM   #4
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These are the shoes I bought on line:




STi colors

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Old 02-10-2003, 06:31 PM   #5
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Could you compare/contrast the Pilotis vs. a pair of wrestling shoes?
Wrestling shoes are unlikely to be made of fire-proof material. Otherwise, there probably isn't too much difference, functionally.

I have a pair of driving shoes in a box around here somewhere that I've had for so long I can't remember what kind they are, but I've only worn them once ( at an open track day five years ago ).

They weren't comfortable enough to walk around in, and I'm not motivated enough to change shoes at most events.

If you have comfortable, closed shoes with soles that don't interfere with driving, I don't think you'll gain much with driving shoes... except for the walking around the paddock looking like a 'real race car driver'. This'd be way down my racing shopping list, YMMV.
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Old 02-10-2003, 06:36 PM   #6
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Yeah. Since they are lightweight, they should be good with driving. I don't race or anything like that, i just bought them for comfort more than looks.

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Old 02-10-2003, 07:36 PM   #7
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I tried to reply to this thread this morning, but it killed my laptop
well you didnt pay too much for them, as long as thier new http://www.autosportcatalog.com/index.cfm?fa=c&cid=56 http://www.piloti.co.uk/site/shop/shopselecter.php
Im leaning twards the Rally Pro 6's or the Monaco pro5-3
I figure thered be less flames at meets with these than a pair of Momo or Simpson race shoes
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Old 02-11-2003, 03:17 AM   #8
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Driving shoes are poserish. That is all.

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Old 02-11-2003, 06:09 AM   #9
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let me guess hardcore people go barefoot.
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Old 02-11-2003, 07:56 AM   #10
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hmm they actually look comfortable and have nomex.

i would think rocking the fila-ferraris in red would be poserish ..

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Old 02-11-2003, 09:53 AM   #11
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I use Simpson driving shoes. They are wonderful. Slim and comfortable great pedal feal. I advise using driving shoes at track events. I have had mine for 5 years.
I also wear Simpson driving gloves as well.

Poser? not hardly. You would not play football, baseball or hockey with out the propper equipment. Why go driving without the propper equipment. Are you not going to wear a helmet either?

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Old 02-11-2003, 10:26 AM   #12
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Biggest difference between driving shoes and wrestling shoes is in the heal... on driving shoes the sole kind of folds over the back part of the shoe to help roll the foot forwards and back...

wrestling shoes are simply flat soled high tops.. which actually work very well...

really depends on what kinda money you want to spend.. wrestling shoes will probably come apart after a year or less... plus they look like a kid with add designed them... but functional nonetheless.

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Old 02-12-2003, 12:38 AM   #13
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These are the shoes I bought on line:




STi colors

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Oh man, that's the exact same one's I want. Just not sure what size. My size varies on the shoe make.
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:13 AM   #14
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My previous comment was refering to people who wanted them just for the hell of it. There's a difference between using them for competition and just wearing them to be seen wearing them. It's kind of like a big metal wing on a Civic, people see you with a wing then you must be fast, people see you wearing driving shoes, then you must be a race car driver. There was a thread around here not too long ago from some guy who wanted racing shoes purely because he wanted to be seen wearing them ie. he wanted to wear them as everyday shoes. Do what makes you happy but I think it's still kind of poserish for everyday use.

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Faast,

I agree with you. I did not understand that you meant for every day use.
I even have track shoes to wear when not driving so that I dont get oil and dirt on the soles of my shoes and have them slip off the pedals.

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Old 02-12-2003, 04:52 PM   #16
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I love my Pilotis (Rallye PRO6-2 Grey/Black, purchased directly from piloti.com). I wear them every chance I get because they're very comfortable, not because of their looks.

One trick I used when I got them was to soak them in water for 15-20 mins and then wear them damp for the rest of the day. It helps shape them to your foot. BTW, they have Nomex lining.
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Old 02-12-2003, 05:43 PM   #17
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I have both pair pictured. I bought the first pair on sale at Fox Valley Motorcar's track day for a real good price. You might still be able to get them there. They were so light and comfy I later bought another pair to wear everyday, well during the summer when I am not at work. I bought the second pair at that car place by York Town mall. Sorry I don't remember the name of it. BTW, as far as "showing off", most people do not know they are driving shoes. Now if you wear bowling shoe colored ones, then I don't know. The ones I wear everyday are the grey/black ones.
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I love my Pilotis (Rallye PRO6-2 Grey/Black, purchased directly from piloti.com). I wear them every chance I get because they're very comfortable, not because of their looks.

One trick I used when I got them was to soak them in water for 15-20 mins and then wear them damp for the rest of the day. It helps shape them to your foot. BTW, they have Nomex lining.
You best hope you aint got a size 10, 10 1/2 foot or you might get mugged outside dennys one of these nights
Thoes are exactly the ones i want!, i want brown actually, but black will do too!
I was thinking that a pair of black momo's or simpsons would still look too much like a hair bands guitarists wrestling shoes, ive worn em as everyday shoes before and dont wanna do it again! The Simpsons and Momo's look about as comfortable...
I wish Vans would make somthing nomex lined...
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