So to reward myself for finally making some progress at autocross, and also to avoid pain from wearing street shoes while driving all day (like at the chick school), I got myself some nice racing shoes. My first chance to try them out will be in about four weeks, in Sanford.
Suposedly, these shoes are all of these awesome things:
- Formula One FIA approved Professional Grade racing footwear of 100% engineered construction
- Patented CarbonX® flame-resistant lining outperforms all known standards on the NFPA 2112 Flame Resistant Garments testing protocol
- Self-extinguishing split suede for comfort and flexibility in a mid-rise design
- High-grip NBS vulcanized rubber outsole, optimized for tactile response on race pedals
- Low-density advanced polymer EVA midsole for heel support and resilient shock absorption
- CarbonX® batting and fire-retardant leather heel counter / inner sole for added protection
Well, I'm not sure I need all these features, but the shoes do feel comfy and the pretty rigid soles might help with the finer modulation of throttle--when I am finally skilled enough to need that.