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Initial post: Nov 11, 2012 7:00:10 AM PST
In any profession specialized accessories evolve to enhance the task. Driving is no different. Two visual cues as to if the shoes have been designed for driving. The sole should come up and cover the heel, preferably rounded, and the padded right side of the shoe, so as to heel-toe without pressing the pedal with the shoes upper material. The soles are a little bit narrower at the bottom so as not to interfere with the pedals.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 9:00:04 PM PST
Piloti is out of business now but, Piloti Driving Shoes were designed for racing and driving. These are people who want a high-performance shoe for heel-and-toeing, and other fancy footwork when necessary.

What made Piloti special was the:

Patented Roll Control™ spherical heel for unique cushioning behind the heel bone while in the car. Once outside the car, they support your natural stride with a rubber heel wrap for durability and grip,
Athletic construction offers you good cushioning under the foot. The unique "Toe Spring" aids in all-day comfort in and out of the car, Reinforced Lateral Side of the Right Shoe for easy heel-to-toe downshifting. Plus, the reinforced upper, and outsole rubber, wraps up the side of the midsole.

The Race Performance line of shoes has NOMEX® lining for fire retardant safety, High-quality suedes and leathers with pigskin and tongue facings, Removable sockliner supports orthotic needs

You can still find them on Amazon but the company is all gone. Piloti Driving Shoes were built for performance and comfort-whatever you're driving or doing.

piloti Men's Prototipo Oxford

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:24:26 AM PST
I notice they have those in (men's) size 4d, 6d and 8d.

You show me a man with a license to drive a car that wears a size 4d. Herve Villachaize maybe?

No wonder they went out of business. Herve killed himself and they lost their only customer.

But anyway do you wear spamming gloves when you spam?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 2:00:56 PM PST
As you can imagine the larger sizes sold out first.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 6:55:18 PM PST
Well there are different designs in regular big boy sizes. However these are a bit different, including that apparently they are designed for "casual" driving instead of racing.
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