WHAT ARE DRIVING SHOES?
We often get asked this question! Driving shoes are a type of specialty footwear that improve the experience of driving through specific design features and technology. What started as a purely functional accessory, worn by racers and drivers to improve control and grip in the pedal box, has evolved over the years to become more versatile in form and function. Our driving shoes are designed for all-day wear, both behind the wheel and on-foot.
A driving shoe can enhance pedal feel and control while driving. At Piloti, each shoe we create includes:
A soft forefoot for optimal pedal feel
A rounded heel to distribute heel pressure over a larger surface area, and to allow seamless pedal transitions
Smooth edges to reduce friction while switching pedals
CAN YOU WALK IN DRIVING SHOES?
When it comes to Piloti driving shoes, the answer is yes. Aside from our race boots (made specifically for track-use), each Piloti shoe provides essential comfort, cushioning and support while walking, without sacrificing non-stop performance while behind the wheel. Combined with versatile styles and best-in-class materials, our shoes are designed to gear your next adventure.
HOW SHOULD DRIVING SHOES FIT?
Traditionally, race boots are narrower, as they are designed to take up minimal space in the pedal box. Driving shoes typically fit true to size, as they are designed for all-day use and strike that perfect balance between comfort and control. You may notice a slight variance in fit across our styles, specifically between race boots and driving shoes. Please keep an eye out for fit disclaimers on Piloti product pages.
At Piloti, we’re inspired by everything automotive. Ourin-house design team incorporates unique design details inspired by the cars welove – from our signature tire tread sole pattern to one-of-a-kind-eyelets. Welove to share the inspiration behind each Piloti shoe or stand-outcollaboration collection, any chance we get.