The Best Racing Boots

The right footwear is crucial on the track and on the road. We’ve picked out a few pairs of our favourite racing boots for the drivers.

The more control you have over your car the faster you can go. The precision with which you use the accelerator, brake and clutch pedal is imperative for maximum speed and safety. So slipping on a good pair of racing boots is sound thinking. 

3. The Sparco Slalom RB-3.1 race boots aimed at beginners offer a value for money boot. The Slalom RB-3.1 is an evolution of Sparco’s most popular race boot. The full lace provides a secure and comfortable fit.

  • Sole designed for optimum pedal grip and feel giving you greater control
  • Full lace closure for a secure and comfortable fit
  • Extra protection on outer toe area resists abrasion so the boots last longer

Constructed from a full suede upper with a leather insole for improved comfort. A natural rubber sole is used which is oil and fuel resistant and provides excellent grip and feel either on the pedals or walking in paddock FIA 8856-2000 & SFI 3.3/5 approved. Price £87.50

2. The Sparco Apex RB-7 mid cut race boot. Its a mid range boot that offers greater ankle movement and a shock absorbent insole.

  • Ultra thin rubber sole allowing for greater pedal feel and modulation
  • A quick closure lace up for those in a rush

The Boot is made up from two materials. A synthetic leather upper is enveloped by a genuine leather base to allow for a better moulding of the foot. A unique ankle closure gives great support whilst the rear of the boot is fully elasticated, allowing for ultimate ankle movement without restriction. The boot also features a shock absorbent insole twinned with an ultra thin rubber sole allowing for greater pedal feel and modulation. A quick closure lace up system and full ankle Velcro closure optimises fit and comfort. FIA 8856-2000 approved Price £140.95

  1. The Alpinestars Supermono race boots have been redesigned to comply with the very latest FIA regulations. This innovative boot comprises of an upper constructed from a single piece of supple and lightweight kangaroo leather to provide unrivaled levels of comfort and fit..
  • Lightweight & supple kangaroo leather for unrivaled comfort
  • Patented one piece design for the ultimate fit and feel
  • Perforation zones provide excellent ventilation, reducing perspiration
  • Micro-porous padding in the heal and insole enhance comfort whilst driving

The tubular lining features para-aramidic fibre for high heat resistance with reduced seams enhanced driver comfort. The lace-less, hook and loop strap closure, with elasticated gusset, not only reduces weight but also ensures a secure and personalised fit like no other. Perforation zones on the sides and tongue allow for optimum ventilation and breath-ability. Micro-porous material on the in-sole provide shock absorbing to reduce fatigue while the lightweight rubber outer sole gives improved sensitivity on the pedals with optimised grip. FIA 8856-2018 approved. Price £283.29

Tod’s for Ferrari Gommino driving shoes in smooth leather with suede inserts, exposed handmade stitching, prancing horse logo embroidered on the side and iconic rubber pebble outsole.

One for the road here. We thought we’d keep it traditional and stylish by choosing Tods driving shoes. Perfect for a summer day blasting around your favourites country roads. Price £380

Posted by John Holmes