- Exceeds SFI 3.3/5 rating
- Classic american styling
- Suede leather upper and Pyrovatexflame retardant liner
- Molded rubber sole, padded ankle and arch support
- Penny loafer in vintage-finish leather featuring moccasin stitching and split pod sole with driving...
- Perforated arch support
- Fit Tip: Sizing runs small. We recommend ordering a half size up. ; Calfskin upper ; Contrast stitch...
- Genuine handsewn construction. Rubber driver outsole for comfort and flexibility.
- Item Package Weight: 0.88 kg
- Item Package Length: 11.43cm
- Item Package Width: 24.64cm
- Item Package Height: 33.27cm
How To Choose The Right Driving Shoes
Driving shoes are like any other comfortable slip-on shoes, in that they have a nice soft sole to help support the entire body while driving. Different drivers have different feet, after all, and some have large, wide feet with wide feet and big toes; others have small, narrow feet with small toes and big feet. Driving loafers differ from your typical comfortable slip-on shoes in a couple of ways. They're a loafer style, meaning that they're kind of like a normal, classy, low-heeled slip-on shoe, except that they hug the foot in all of the right spots.
In addition, driving loafers are made from the finest materials and are typically much more expensive than their less expensive, slip-on or lace-up counterparts. For instance, real leather (the most expensive type) is usually used to create these kinds of shoes, as it is strong, durable and stylish. Driving shoes are not only worn by drivers, but also by other individuals who work on their cars or who enjoy riding around in their fancy cars (like rock stars, NASCAR drivers, or members of the Royal Family). In fact, some people wear their loafers to work, and some people wear their loafers to parties!
Driving shoes are often sporty, and can be worn by women who like casual shoes as well as by men who prefer dress shoes. These kinds of shoes can be worn with virtually any outfit - whether it's jeans, khakis, or a t-shirt and leather boots. Of course, women tend to wear drivers more flattering with skinny jeans and skirts, while men tend to wear their loafers with dress pants and jackets. Additionally, women tend to wear drivers more flattering with leather boots and dress slacks, while men typically wear their loafers with jeans, khakis, and a t-shirt. As you can see, the versatility of this type of shoe extends beyond just casual attire.
Now, let's take a look at how drivers can get some more bang for their buck. Traditionally, drivers have been shoe-fed in shoes without socks because of the expense of the leather itself. Drivers often complain about the stench of untreated leather, and some drivers have even had issues with skin irritation. Leather that has not been properly cleaned can also easily harbor bacteria and fungus - both of which can lead to fungal infections if not treated. To make up for these shortcomings, manufacturers began making shoes without socks in the 1950s.
Now, driving shoes can be made from materials other than leather. The materials available include canvas and suede. Canvas offers a lot of flexibility for the driver, since it is possible to tuck the toes under the heel for extra comfort and protection. Canvas also allows for full-grain leather construction. However, drivers who prefer a softer shoe may find that canvas shoes with socks are too hard or wear out quickly.
Suede is a traditional shoe material that offers some benefits as well. Drivers who want a shoe that is resistant to water, will likely want to choose suede. This material also resists odor, and it resists damage from abrasion, soiled conditions, and even walking on pavement. Still, many drivers choose to wear Italian shoes, particularly those that are made from genuine Italian leather.
If the toes of your shoe are bothersome, then consider getting a driver with extra grip. Drivers that come with rubber soles offer drivers extra grip. These soles can be used as a substitute for the laces. This allows drivers to lace up their own shoes, eliminating the need to tie their shoes. Drivers can also purchase loafer sandals to eliminate the need to tie their shoes. Loafers are available in a wide variety of styles and colors, and can help provide extra grip and cushioning for your feet.