Driving Away Foot Fatigue
Gadget: Piloti Driving Shoes
Available at: Holt Renfrew and www.drivinggear.ca
Price: $140 and up
The Globe and Mail
Thursday September 4, 2014
Serious petrol heads have known about Piloti driving shoes for years.Celeb drivers like Robbie Gordon and auto afficianados Patrick Dempsey and David Letterman have a few pairs in the trunk.
The sleek designs have a patented "Roll Control" to cushion and balance your feet so putting the pedal to the metal for hours on end doesn't cause fatigue. That's something you need on long laps or long roads.
"We have designed every pair of Piloti driving shoes for people who love to drive," says Piloti president Andrew Davies. "Yet unlike traditional racing shoes, Piloti are also comfortable and stylish enough to wear to the cafe."
The casual Piloti shoes look like a typical sneaker and the performance shoes are built for the track with DuPont Nomex fire-resistant lining. The luxury shoes are Italian in design - and that means really cool.
Where to find Piloti in the past few years has been a challenge. Economic woes sent the shoes off the shelf. But guess who is bringing the stylish yet functional shoe back to the market? Canadian Tire! Yes, I'm serious but don't expect to find the high-end driving shoes next to the skates.