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March 07, 2011, 04:49:21 PM

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Big Feet & Driving Shoes
« on: March 07, 2011, 04:49:21 PM »
A little off the wall, but I'll ask anyway as some of you may have done a bit of MotorSport in the past.

I'm trying to get around a problem I have with most cars in that I have big & wide feet (no remarks please!! - not that any plea for clemency will make any difference with you folks  :cry: ) and I tend to catch the brake pedal slightly when I actually want to accelerate.  It seems to be more prevalent in the X6 and given that car has powerful brakes does cause a bit of a jerk when I do it.  Makes me feel like a jerk too... :?

So I thought I would try to find some Driving Boots/Shoes which have narrow soles and are therefore less likely to catch another pedal.  I need to find UK size 14 or 14.5, and therein lies the issue.  I've tried all the usual offenders like Puma, Sparco, Adidas, Alpinestars and a few others but they don't go above UK 13, which though long enough are not wide enough.

Do any of you know any other manufacturers who make decent shoes/boots that might be suitable?  I've come across Piloti which look good but I know nothing about them for quality.

Any helpful tips gratefully received.  Suggestions for snow shoes, skis, amputations or giving the X6 away will be ignored....  :D  :D  :x
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March 07, 2011, 05:20:12 PM
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Re: Big Feet & Driving Shoes
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 05:20:12 PM »
I got some driving boots for track days in my kitcar a few years back.  I think they were Sparco ones, bought from Demon Tweeks, in a size 14 or 15 (I take Euro 49 or 50).  IIRC they were special order but came quite quickly.  In fact I might brave a dig around in the garage to make sure I don't still have them.............


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March 07, 2011, 05:40:50 PM
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Re: Big Feet & Driving Shoes
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 05:40:50 PM »
Couldn't drive my Boxster, big and wide feet. Until I bought a pair of Puma Drift Cats.   "Other makes are available" :lol:

April 26, 2018, 04:58:04 PM
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Re: Big Feet & Driving Shoes
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 04:58:04 PM »
There is a simple and apparently only since I haven't tested, solution:


May 01, 2018, 04:33:08 PM
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Re: Big Feet & Driving Shoes
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 04:33:08 PM »
I have size 18 feet and I have to order most of my stuff from the states so it might be worthwhile looking over-seas.

try eastbay

https://www.eastbay.com/

May 05, 2018, 08:54:11 PM
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Re: Big Feet & Driving Shoes
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 08:54:11 PM »
https://www.adidas.co.uk/gsg-9.7-boots/G62307.html

they have adidas gsg in your size .
you can have the taller boot if you prefer

https://www.adidas.co.uk/gsg-9.2/807295.html?pr=product_rr&slot=1


The original swat hawk has a narrow sole and yet it is wide fitting . There are waterproof and lighweight versions available , not sure if you can get them without side zip but I have lightweight sidezip which are wider fitting than anything I have tried and yet they leave more space between the throttle and brake than any other boot I know of appart from the likes of reebok buck or reebok lightweight boxing boots and these are very good for driving but I think thereebok only go to size 13 .
https://originalfootwear.com/collections/mens/products/h-a-w-k-9-wp-side-zip-en?variant=43036236869


Here is the EN version I have up to size 16 and can be bought extra wide fitting .You can find them next day delivery on Amazon . Amazon have an alternative log in site called smileamazonuk where they will contribute to a charity of your choice on eligible purchases .
https://originalfootwear.com/collections/mens/products/product-h-a-w-k-9-side-zip-en-black?variant=43036240197

These have the same narrow sole , there is also a 6 inch boot with the same sole .
https://originalfootwear.com/collections/mens/products/force-8?variant=43036212357


May 06, 2018, 12:26:09 AM
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Re: Big Feet & Driving Shoes
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2018, 12:26:09 AM »
I know it’s an old thread and I’m sure your feet will be the same size as before .
I can recommend the reebok exofit hi or lo .

https://www.reebok.co.uk/ex-o-fit-hi/3478.html

Mind those original swat hawk boots are good though they might seem like high heels until you get used to them .
The swat hawk can be bought with extra wide fitting in your normal size .