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Can anyone suggest a good place online to buy a pair of good driving shoes? What brand names are good? I will be using them for road course driving. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi Dan,

Strangely enough, I remember someone on the z06vette.com mentioning he was switching to tennis shoes because the Z06 is setup for heel & toe! I read that within the past week. Try scanning on heel and toe or driving shoes. No Blue bomber yet?
 

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Thanks, I'll check it out.

Dave, I have wide bottom sneakers that I use now. THey are great for reaching both pedals but I think that driving shoes would give me much better feel for the pedals. I want to try them.
 

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Hi Dan,
That was the reason why that person was switching to tennis shoes. A better feel. But hey, you've got enough toys. give the driving shoes a shot. :cheers: Hell, buy em both! :-D Let us know what works best for you.

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R shoes

Try Simpson or Sparco, many different styles. Many good distributors, OG Racing and Northwoods Motorsports come to mind, also IO Port Racing on the west coast. Racers Wholesale has a good web site.

I've occasionally forgot my R shoes at local autoX. I found that worn out boat shoes with thin soles are almost as good as R shoes and better than sneakers. I've found that sneaker soles are sometimes to bulky on the sides and actually catch pedals etc.

And a safety note...heaven forbid a fire.. either in the car or a flaming pool of fluids you may have to run thru. Nylon sneakers will melt in 2 seconds!!!! Leather will shrink but will protect you almost as well as nomex.

Thats why I never wear panty hose while flying!!!!!!!!!
 

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You will probably find that racing shoes with their narrow soles are too narrow to get good heel and toe capability on a production car such as the Z06. Try before you buy if you can.

Another alternative (for track days, not for racing) is wrestling shoes.
 

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I have a much better feel for the gas pedal with my western style lizard skin boots ( the only dress shoes I own!! ) than my casual wear tennis shoes. The tenny shoes catch the tunnel too much and thus keeps me from being as smooth with the throttle. I would have guessed prior to the vehicle purchase that the opposite would be true.

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The question here is, Are you going to use them for racing or for better feel while everyday driving?

If for everyday use, try a pair of Ralph Lauren or some sort of Italian shoe, they are made of leather and are slip-on with rubber soles. These shoes are extremely comfortable and of excellent quality. Try Battaglia.
 
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