Can amateurs enter races in flip-flops? Or at least sandals? Definitely not! See what shoes even a novice driver should have in order to enjoy safe racing on a track or in a rally!
Can amateurs start races in flip-flops? Or at least sandals? Definitely not! See what shoes even a novice driver should wear to enjoy safe racing on the track or in a rally!
Here are some rules of thumb for proper footwear.
- The shoes should be full – covered legs are by far the most important specification of such riding shoes.
- The shoes should be tied permanently or fastened with Velcro – you can’t afford to have a shoelace come untied at a crucial moment.
- The sole must be flat and comfortable – you shouldn’t drive a race car in shoes with laces or half-shoes. You must have a good feel for the pedals and their position.
- Your feet shouldn’t sweat a lot – if you don’t want to invest in professional race car shoes, for example, bet on running shoes. They provide adequate heat dissipation and are very comfortable.
- Do not wear new shoes at the start! – this is an important rule. It’s nice that you bought yourself new shoes, but don’t debut them at the starting line. Break them in beforehand at home or on the street.