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These shoes were made for… driving?

Here’s a question for the drivers/car owners out there:

Now, “driving shoes” don’t have to be as P.R.O as what F1 drivers wear, nor do they have to be those leather slipper-like driving shoes with rubber nubs on the bottom. It is good enough (for the purpose of my question) to have a pair of shoes, flip flops, slippers etc that is designated for day-to-day driving. I am purposely ignoring real racing shoes/boots as most people do not drive their cars competitively. 😉

For most people, driving shoes are probably not a necessity (but do participate in the poll perhaps I am wrong? hehe). However, they are a “nice to have” item for a couple of reasons:

1. Assuming that the driving shoes are only used for driving (and not walking about), the car interior will be kept cleaner. Muddy or sandy shoes could be placed in a bag in the boot (or passenger seat).

2. For the high heel wearing folk, driving shoes make things infinitely easier. The seat will not have to be adjusted to accommodate the heel and subsequently lengthened leg. I don’t know about others, but I have found it quite necessary to adjust the seat when wearing platforms or a heel that exceeds 3 inches in height.

3. Your “nice” shoes will be thankful, especially suede and patent leather shoes. By wearing driving shoes, your nice shoes will be saved from scuff marks.

4. Assuming the shoe has a thin enough sole, better pedal feel. (Although I don’t know how many “average drivers” care about this…)

Which brings me to the meat of this post (AT LAST. Praise the Lord, I am long winded today)… a Tod’s x Ferrari collaboration has come to my attention. These have actually been out for quite awhile, YEARS in fact. Forgive me, but I don’t really pay attention to Ferrari products (quelle horreur~) nor Tod’s shoes.

The Tod’s x Ferrari driving shoes range in price depending on the material ($365USD – $428USD on ferrari.com). They are also available in a small selection of colors including obnoxious Ferrari Red.

The insoles are also Ferrari inspired, though the inspiration varies from model to model.

The prancing horse emblem is also present on some models. I guess if you like Ferrari or horses, it could be considered a bit cute? Or perhaps it’s just a tad ridiculous…

Let me know what you think about driving shoes in general and these Ferrari babies as well. 😉 For those that do wear “driving shoes”, what do you think about them? Would you consider designer or racing ones?

As for me, I am far too lazy for driving shoes. Despite having a pair of beater flat shoes in the boot, I usually drive in whatever shoes I am wearing that day (including heels). And yes… some of my shoes are worn from wearing them whilst driving. A perfect excuse to go shopping for another pair perhaps? 😉

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  1. suma
    11/09/2012 at 8:34 pm

    Can you write about the stylishness or lack thereof of all F1 merchandise ? For example the Mercedes All-Silver jacket that Schumacher wears is enough to blind your eyes. It looks like its made of Silver Foil. They are the “Silver Arrows” and all we know. But really its a Fashion Crime…

    • pinknyanko
      15/09/2012 at 9:30 pm

      haha yes I agree with you. Although some teams have better merchandise than others…

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