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?
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.
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!!!!!!!!!
Simpsons factory site: www.simpsonraceproducts.com
I find I have trouble toe heel shifting in normal tennis shoes because my heel catches on the tunnel. I haven't tried my racing shoes yet, but believe they will be better for me.
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.
I've worn Simpson for years, you have to get used to them due to the narrow soles, but when you do the feel is really good. I carry mine and switch to them while driving all the time due to the feel that you get.
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.