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.
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? 😉
I found the espadrilles that the Barcelona grid girls were wearing to be extremely ugly. And guess what?
I guess it’s safe to say that these white espadrilles are the official grid girl shoe of Spain. Maybe it’s because the espadrilles originated in the Pyrenees… I don’t know. But in any case, there are WAY cuter espadrilles than these ones!
Here are some examples :
OK… maybe it’s unrealistic to use Louboutins as part of a grid girl uniform… but surely some prettier shoes could be found.
Since I always pick on Nico’s fugly beige loafers, I should point out that he does in fact own other shoes. Nico was spotted in Converse in Montreal… he even wore them in the rain! I’m sure it was a little miserable wearing them though… the feeling of wet converse and wet feet is never good. Maybe he was wishing he wore those dear loafers of his instead? =x
Rafaela, Felipe Massa’s wife, was spotted in Monaco wearing a navy “boyfriend” blazer with her son (cute!) and a beige quilted Chanel bag. That’s not all, because I also spotted a full body photo:
Rafaela was also wearing a grey top, white jeans, silver Tory Burch ballet flats, and a Richard Mille watch. I get a nautical feeling from Rafaela’s outfit, overall it is comfortable easy chic, perfect for a mom who has to take care of a baby (well… there is a nanny I know…). But I do not like Tory Burch shoes that have a prominent logo… the logo reminds me of a swastika. -___-;;; I also can’t help but notice her jeans are also too long. What is with these rich women and not hemming their pants properly??? Do they not have enough time or something? I mean if she shops at Daslu or other high end places… I’m sure they do hemming on site.
The nanny in the background looks a little out of her element… but is the nanny wearing a Gucci baby bag (or it could be a messenger bag…)?
For those in the paddock, I think they better watch out… there’s a stroller coming through… and strollers are KING. 😛
Hello Lady Long Legs, I don’t like your espadrilles*. KTHXBYE. =x
* To be fair, they might have been part of the grid girl uniform. I hope not, why can’t they wear some hot sexy shoes instead? 😦
Update: So it was part of the uniform, all girls were wearing them. Here’s a closeup of the hideous shoes.