Socks? Shoes? Slippers? What do you wear?

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  1. buddhatree

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    I've always raced in my socks, but I guess I'm getting old because brake pedal started to hurt my foot. So I bought some slip-on shoes to race with and now I'm wondering why I never did that before?! It feels like I have much more control if that makes sense. It feels "right".

    What do you guys wear to race?
     
  2. hexagramme

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    Socks, nothing more nothing less. Wouldn't be able to do anything else. :)
     
  3. Descoat

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    In winter, socks. The rest of the year, nothing. And no problem with heel and toe :eek:
     
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    I love my moccasins on cold days, but usually socks or nothing on hot days.
     
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    FULL COMMANDO



    (socks)
     
  6. Flatspotter

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    I used to use Simpson racing shoes, but they wore out. Now I use Sparco driving shoes.
     
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    G27 Pedals with GTEye spring. Socks in the Winter as my feet are cold. Socks in the Summer as my feet get sweaty. Socks in Autumn and Spring, as it's weird driving without socks. :p
     
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    Light shoes for me. It feels wierd with just socks on my G25. Have better control with a harder sole.

    Plus isn't it illegal in a lot of states to drive barefoot? Wonder why that is.
     
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    Socks. Pedal effort is no where near high enough to make me wish for shoes like a real car.

    Bare fit stick to the pedals in weird ways.
     
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    Just can't drive with shoes. Socks for everybody!
     
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    I thought so too. It took about a good week to get used to the shoes, but now my lap times are improving. I really feel like I have more control especially braking.
     
  13. smbrm

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    I remember someone who told me they raced with baby powder on their feet as their feet tended to sweat. Somehow it involved a small pile of baby powder on the floor between the seat and pedals that the feet were dipped into when they felt sweaty. All I could envision was this Charlie Brown "Pig Pen" sim racer character, racing in a cloud of baby powder that would poof up at every dip into the pile. I nearly injured myself when I fell out of my sim rig at high speed laughing!
     
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    first i used socks but with thrustmaster t500 brake modded i use shoes
     
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    Yes water shoes work great, thin sole still gives good feel of the pedal. Good with load cell brakes!
     
  17. matf1

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    That's hilarious smbrm!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
     
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    I use csr elite pedals, barefoot, but i have size 14.5 feet, lol
     
  19. 88mphTim

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    Same, big feet so I can do things barefoot and have control, but socks if it's cold.
     
  20. Jamie Shorting

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    barefoot but if my feet are feeling chilly on a cold winter day I'll wear these.


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