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Driving with boots in a manual

This is more of my curiosity then for knowledge. How many of yall can drive stick with either work boots or cowboy boots efficiently? Use to wear boots all the time when I had my tundra but I seem to find it quite difficult to find the clutch with cowboy boots.

Driving in 2+ hours of houston traffic with cowboy boots in a manual literally suck... makes any traffic driving in a manual a breeze...

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Haha....nice. I've been doin the Mister Rodgers thing since I've bought this. I always wear sneakers to drive. Put work boots on at work and sneakers again for the ride home. I "could" drive with boots on but I'd rather not.


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I drive with boots, shoes, or flip flops. It makes no difference to me, but I have been driving stick for a bunch of years.

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I used to wear boots for work, and I could drive either manual or auto trans vehicles, although I agree that boots make driving a bit more awkward regardless of which transmission the vehicle has. Now that I am old and retired I only wear boots for hiking and generally prefer to use street shoes when driving. A proper heel and toe downshift is definitely harder when wearing boots, at least it is for me. The pedal placement in the car also has a lot to do with it.
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regular work boots no problem; on cowboy boots it's probably the heel that is giving you trouble

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I have driven with work boots without issue, but cowboy boots would be a little more difficult due to the angle your legs are at in relation to the pedals. Just take them off when you are driving or swap to some regular shoes.

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In the winter time I drive in hiking boots. I think it takes a while to get used to the feel of the clutch through different shoes, but after a few minutes I am fine.

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I bet in the real old days Cowboys had no trouble driving real Mustangs with boots on.
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I do it 5 days a week but my commute is only about 5 minutes. For long drives I definitely prefer sneakers.

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For the first couple of months I owned my car, I had to drive half-way to work and switch over to my work car for the rest of the drive in to work. I did it every morning with "combat" style boots without any issue. What sucked was wearing my GLOCK in a holster. I eventually got tired of the holster chewing up the seatbelt latch and started carrying it on the seat next to me in a paddle holster.


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May I just say Wow. You guys really need to get out more

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I used to do it all the time when I DD'ed my mustang. Heck I drove the twin disc clutch, cammed corvette to cars and coffee in cowboy boots....on the Fourth of July, 'cause Muricah

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I cant drive my mustang with my work boots on. I always switch to my regular shoes. I cant feel the pedal otherwise.


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You guys really need to get out more
With sneakers or boots? Lol

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With sneakers or boots? Lol
You might go for sneakers or boots, but I would prefer to go out with an attractive lady......


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