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I love wearing sandals in the summer... but I've got an MT now and I know it's not good to drive with them on. :nono:

Can anyone suggest sandal-like shoes that are suitable for driving? Preferably, something that I can slip on and off relatively easily and are airy enough to wear without socks.

Thanks in advance. :bigthumbsup
 

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I have no issues driving mine w/ flip flops. The clutch pedal is incredibly light.
 

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Can anyone suggest sandal-like shoes that are suitable for driving? Preferably, something that I can slip on and off relatively easily and are airy enough to wear without socks.
Running shoes with velcro like little kids wear. :bigthumbsup

Seriously, proper footwear especially driving a manual is important; you don't want to have your foot slip off the clutch while you're at a light; you'll pop right into the guy in front of you. If what you're wearing is loose enough to slip on then they're loose enough to slide around on you while you're driving.

I just keep my sandals in the trunk and change into them when I reach my destination.
 

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Running shoes with velcro like little kids wear. :bigthumbsup

Seriously, proper footwear especially driving a manual is important; you don't want to have your foot slip off the clutch while you're at a light; you'll pop right into the guy in front of you. If what you're wearing is loose enough to slip on then they're loose enough to slide around on you while you're driving.

I just keep my sandals in the trunk and change into them when I reach my destination.
Who you kiddin', you guys don't even get summer. Don't you have to wear mukluks and dress like this all the time? ;)

 

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I've never had a flip-flop slide off my foot or the clutch, but then again I have that reef-kind with the sticky rubber and it forms to my foot. They're like 35 bucks but they last 2 years of heavy Texas wear on average - perhaps the best of both worlds for you?

Also, there's a bottle-opener on the bottom and they float if you're still in the college mentality. Sue me :kooky:. Otherwise, a very-loosely tied pair of 'driving shoes' (Pumas, etc) might suit you, but I'd recommend socks. Easy-on, easy-off, and the bottoms are oil-slip resistant if you step in something at the gas station. My 2c.
 

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Oddly enough I have never had an issue w/ driving sticks in anything up 'till now. Driving w/ my leather soled dress/work shoes in this car is tricky because the pedals aren't rubber, they're aluminum w/ rubber stips. The leather soled shoes act more slippery than my flip flops.
 

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Who you kiddin', you guys don't even get summer. Don't you have to wear mukluks and dress like this all the time? ;)
lol Where I grew up in Canada is actually more south than you and I'm less than 50 miles north of you now. :bigthumbsup
 

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Boat shoes or shoes like Toms are breezy and actually stay on your feet.

I always catch flip flops on the side of the pedal when taking it off the foot rest.
 

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first of all guy in the last post - yikes

I wear my sperry top-siders (boat shoes) all the time and they're not only great for shifting but wide and good for heal-toe

plus girls like the preppy look

and whatever you do, don't wear socks
 

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first of all guy in the last post - yikes

I wear my sperry top-siders (boat shoes) all the time and they're not only great for shifting but wide and good for heal-toe

plus girls like the preppy look

and whatever you do, don't wear socks
Those shoes rock. :bigthumbsup I've got a couple of pairs in various configurations. At first my wife would walk several feet behind me just to watch the looks on people's faces, but now she has a pair of them, too.

P.S. Those aren't my legs with the tattoo in that picture.
 

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I wear Soloman water shoes with or without socks,,,they are super vented made for water but are nice in the summer cuz they are cooler.
 

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Who you kiddin', you guys don't even get summer. Don't you have to wear mukluks and dress like this all the time? ;)
Hilarious! Oh that never gets old... oh wait yes it does... :gringreen

BTW hammergjh, I'm heading to Cape Cod at the end of the month, with a day-trip planned for Boston. I was there a couple of years ago and did most of the tourist stuff (Duckboat, Freedom Trail, etc.) Any suggestions on some other stuff to do? We didn't get a chance to see Harvard or Cambridge, so we'll probably check those out this time.

... I just keep my sandals in the trunk and change into them when I reach my destination.
Yeah, that's what I've been doing too, but I was hoping for a better compromise.

I've never had a flip-flop slide off my foot or the clutch, but then again I have that reef-kind with the sticky rubber and it forms to my foot. They're like 35 bucks but they last 2 years of heavy Texas wear on average - perhaps the best of both worlds for you?

Also, there's a bottle-opener on the bottom and they float if you're still in the college mentality. Sue me :kooky:. Otherwise, a very-loosely tied pair of 'driving shoes' (Pumas, etc) might suit you, but I'd recommend socks. Easy-on, easy-off, and the bottoms are oil-slip resistant if you step in something at the gas station. My 2c.
Sounds interesting, I'll take a look.

I love my Vibram Five Fingers KSO's.
Hmmmm... dunno about those...

first of all guy in the last post - yikes

I wear my sperry top-siders (boat shoes) all the time and they're not only great for shifting but wide and good for heal-toe

plus girls like the preppy look

and whatever you do, don't wear socks
I'll check those out too.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, keep'em coming if you've got more. :bigthumbsup
 

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Hilarious! Oh that never gets old... oh wait yes it does... :gringreen

BTW hammergjh, I'm heading to Cape Cod at the end of the month, with a day-trip planned for Boston. I was there a couple of years ago and did most of the tourist stuff (Duckboat, Freedom Trail, etc.) Any suggestions on some other stuff to do? We didn't get a chance to see Harvard or Cambridge, so we'll probably check those out this time.
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Cool beans man. Cambridge is pretty cool, up and down Mass Ave thru Harvard Sq has tons of shops and retaurants. I recommend also checking out The North End for amazing Italian food and Chinatown for great cheap Asian eats. Also, the Newbury St area has lots of higher end shops plus try to catch a Sox game at Fenway. I went last night. They lost.
 

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Cool beans man. Cambridge is pretty cool, up and down Mass Ave thru Harvard Sq has tons of shops and retaurants. I recommend also checking out The North End for amazing Italian food and Chinatown for great cheap Asian eats. Also, the Newbury St area has lots of higher end shops plus try to catch a Sox game at Fenway. I went last night. They lost.
Okay, sounds good. We'll only be there for the day (ferry leaves at 6:30pm back to the Cape), so expect we'll just have lunch. Can you recommended a restaurant in the Faneuil Hall area?

Yeah I was hoping to catch a Red Sox game, but they are away that week. :sosad:
 

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I have no issues driving mine w/ flip flops. The clutch pedal is incredibly light.
Same here.

I prefer wearing sneakers when driving, but I have no problems with sandals anymore. At first it took a little getting used to, but overall it is fine. I usually wear Reef brand sandals if that matters.
 

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Get a pair of Teva sandals. They are all I wear in the summer.

I'm heading to Cape Cod at the end of the month, with a day-trip planned for Boston. I was there a couple of years ago and did most of the tourist stuff (Duckboat, Freedom Trail, etc.) Any suggestions on some other stuff to do? We didn't get a chance to see Harvard or Cambridge, so we'll probably check those out this time.
Good thing you're not at the Cape now. I was there just last week and the pollen coming off the trees right now is insane. My Mazda 6 turned green from being covered in pollen and I had to rinse it off at least twice a day. If I had my Mustang when I was up there I would be FREAKING OUT with all the pollen everywhere. As for things to do, I always hit the cape cod rail trail bike path. One of the best things to do though is to go to one of the national seashore visitor centers and get yourself a free beach fire permit. Setting up a night beach fire on the cape cod national seashore is just about the most relaxing and fun thing you can do up there. Permit info here: http://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/permits.htm
 

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Get a pair of Teva sandals. They are all I wear in the summer.



Good thing you're not at the Cape now. I was there just last week and the pollen coming off the trees right now is insane. My Mazda 6 turned green from being covered in pollen and I had to rinse it off at least twice a day. If I had my Mustang when I was up there I would be FREAKING OUT with all the pollen everywhere. As for things to do, I always hit the cape cod rail trail bike path. One of the best things to do though is to go to one of the national seashore visitor centers and get yourself a free beach fire permit. Setting up a night beach fire on the cape cod national seashore is just about the most relaxing and fun thing you can do up there. Permit info here: Cape Cod National Seashore - Permits (U.S. National Park Service)
Great tip, thanks very much! :bigthumbsup
 

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Okay, sounds good. We'll only be there for the day (ferry leaves at 6:30pm back to the Cape), so expect we'll just have lunch. Can you recommended a restaurant in the Faneuil Hall area?

Yeah I was hoping to catch a Red Sox game, but they are away that week. :sosad:
Durgin Park & Union Oyster House are the two classic Fanuil Hall places to eat. Either one would give you a nice flavor of New England. The north end is pretty close actually, too many choices to eat there. I have a few favs.
 
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