Driving shoes – Total 911’s fantastic five
As you’ll know, wearing the right shoes is crucial to getting the most out of your Porsche 911. Heavy boots or thick-soled trainers just don’t give your feet the necessary feel on your Neunelfer’s pedals.
Step forward (pun intended) the perfect pair of driving shoes. From traditional loafers to more modern designs, we’ve picked a quintet of the best automotive footwear so that you can motor into 2017 on the front foot:
Piloti Officina driving loafer
Germany may be our preferred sports car homeland but, when it comes to fashion, Italy is the undoubted king. Handcrafted from Nubuck leather, Piloti’s ‘Officina’ is a seriously luxurious loafer.
Timelessly simple, the design features subtle red piping on the heel and a double-stitch construction on the upper. The fully rolled heal makes it easier to control than many traditional driving shoes.
Hugs & Co driving loafer
Founded by brothers Hugo and Benjie, Hugs & Co has gone from strength to strength in just four years. With expertly made offerings such as this tasselled driving loafer, it’s not hard to see why.
As stylish as it is understated, the suede upper (available in six different colours) is combined with a leather inner to provide a supremely comfortable shoe that more than holds its own against more expensive opposition.
Piloti Pistone driving shoes
A new design from Italian brand, Piloti, the ‘Pistone’ driving shoe offers a more casual, laid back style that is equally at home on the street as it is on the road.
With a low cut ankle opening, it’s more suited to everyday wear than most driving shoes, but it still comes with Piloti’s signature tyre tread sole pattern and a rounded heel, providing superb pedal control when behind the wheel of your favourite Porsche 911.
Dune Bermuda driving loafer
Sometimes you want your footwear to make a statement; Dune’s ‘Bermuda’ driving loafer does just that with a range of bold suede finishes and contrasting sole and stitching colours.
The square toe shaping provides these lightweight shoes with a classic profile, letting the daring hues do the talking. The studded rubber sole extends around the heel to ensure that these shoes aren’t a case of ‘form over function’.
Puma Speed Cat trainers
Perhaps better known for its sportswear, Puma’s motorsport division has been developing clothing since the turn of the millennium. Inspired by its original race boots, Puma’s ‘Speed Cat’ shoe is one of its most iconic designs.
The svelte suede upper (available in red, blue or black) features the famous ‘Puma formstripe’, a padded tongue, a thin sole for perfect pedal feel, and the obligatory rounded heel.