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Shoe Or Foot Driving Which One Is The Best ?

Hello everyone,i will like to ask if putting on a shoe is more comfortable than ordinary foot driving,as for me i am use to foot driving,i have tried many times to drive with my shoes but find it very difficult cos i am not use to it but i think putting on a shoe will be best,especially when i am on a boot wear i find it very stressful when ever i want to come down from the car will have to keep putting it on and off every time and its very stressful,what do you think

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I learnt driving with both.

Though shoe driving wears off the right side of the shoe.

i prefer foot driving on long distance trips and whenever am wearing sandals or slippons.

but with shoe? am good to go.

finally, its good to be versatile.

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I've always driven wit my shoes on and I think I still prefer that. However, the only problem I have is that my right foot shoes keep wearing off on one side. Could someone pls tel me what to do in order to avoid this

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For some security reasons,i think it better to always put on your shoes while driving,cos,we've heard of cases where life electric wire

suddenly falls on a passing vehicles,in such cases,if you are bear footed,one would be electrocuted due to direct contact to the car metal.

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foot driving is a no-no for me.

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I have a heavy foot, so driving without shoes is better for me.

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Where on earth did you get the idea that some lorry and luxurious bus drivers rest their left foot on the dash board while driving? is it even comfortable, lifting a leg on the dashboard and same time driving? you try it, Bros, just sofri sofri dey give us efizi abeg.

Sorry to say, but that's a big LIE! How were u able to look through the wind shield with your legs touching the pedals at the same time? as you were not tall enough; for Christ's sake, you were only a child! Who would put a child behind the wheel to learn driving?

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wear comfy shoes and u're good to start off ur drive.

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if its maual i drive barefoot if its auto i drive with shoes on, either ways i drive like colin mcrae

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Shoe driving is d best. I advice all of U out there to learn it,even if not comfortable.for me,i can make use of any cos i actualy learnt both,but i prefare shoe driving.its d best.bare foot driving is only local and premitive for people of dis generation to practice.pls drive with ur shoes and avoid embarassment and premitivity.[color=#000099][/color][i][/i]

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ive been driving with my shoes on since i started driving, some 6/7 years ago.

however, one time, i was driving with heels on in an automatic, and the heel got stuck in the footmat (its the type with lots of holes in it) and i cudnt take my right foot off to press the brakes!! it was a horror few seconds for me. i guess i eventually turned my foot n pressed the brakes, stopped the car n wrestled my foot out of the mat!

but i still continue to drive with my shoes on. its a matter of preference. but i just think its a bit tacky to get to church or a wedding and start battling with ur shoes etc, just MHO

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You have better control without ur shoes,but its more professnl 2 drive with shoes.Boots can be stressful though.

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with shoes on for saftey reasons. some countries including the US and Canada actualy require shoes while driving.

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shoes babby!!!!! No time to remove and wear shoe, try it, with time u will get used to it

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it depends on wat makes u comfortable what u learnt driving with.

personally,i cant drive without my shoes.i feel like the brakes will slip wen i try to  step on them.although i started doin this jst out of vanity cos my senior colleague said it wasn't chic to drive without my shoes on n she neva wanted 2 c me driving without shoes. so now,from flip-flops to 5 inch hooker heels,i keep them on . whoever sits in the car with me 4 d first time always go 'wow,u drive with such high heels!'.Dependin on the shape of the shoe,i put my foot at a different angle n pull my seat either forward or backwards.

i can never forget one day i was stuck in traffic on ozumba mbadiniwe n our 'brothers'  started robbing from car to car.all i had to do was turn off dmy car n take off!   I WAS WEARING STRAPPY SANDALS WITH SEVERAL BUCKLES.

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Either way is better, the most important consideration here is your SAFETY, Driving safe is the issue.

As for me, Driving with shoe is preferable. Better still with smart shoe when on long journey, its more comfortable.

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I love driving with shoes and it feels so comfortable for me but it was damaging my shoes. Now I drive without shoes and even without socks because my socks hardly last two weeks when I drive with them. For me, it is ridiculous putting off and then wearing socks and shoes each time I am to drive. Does anyone know how I can drive with shoes without getting them damaged?

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Wrong, my sister.

Some lorry drivers are more comfortable driving long distance with their left foot resting on the dashboard, same goes for luxurious bus / coach drivers.

The fact they're more comfortable driving that way, doesn't make it safe, or right!

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I've read different replies, and various reasons why one is best off driving barefoot.

None of these reasons are valid!

Some claim distance can be uncomfortable with shoes on. I've driven from South London, to Dover, crossed over into Calais, France. Driven from Calais to Britanny (6 hours) then from Britanny to Spain (11 hours). With shoes on, and I'm still alive.

In the UK and US, it's illegal to drive barefoot. Driving an automobile is no different from operating machinery - you wouldn't work in a factory, or operate machinery barefoot. Same applies to driving. If you crashed, and it was discovered you were barefoot, your insurance would NOT pay out, and if your feet are injured in the crash, tough.

Then those that say "I learnt to drive barefoot, so don't feel comfortable driving with shoes." What's that all about?? We're human, and humans adapt, it's what makes us what we are! If you can't adapt, how can you move on in life? So, if you were brought up in Mushin, you couldn't live and survive in Abuja? C'mon!

I started driving in Nigeria when I was 11 (God forgive me!) and even then, I ALWAYS used sandals or slippers. This was in my dad's Volkswagen Igala, where the pedals are hinged from the floor end (old-style VW Beetle drivers will understand what I mean). Believe me, this pedal arrangement is more awkward than modern cars, yet, I was able to master driving with shoes on.

And those that say, pedals ruin their shoes, I honestly don't know what to say there! If your pedals are that stiff, that they'll "ruin your shoes", then you need to get them fixed!

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There are no fast rules about shoe wearing when it comes to driving; it's how best you can move the car and drive safely. I foot drive and have been doing so for a couple of years now, it's more comfortable for me and i have a better grip on the pedals. Either way you are comfy with, just drive safe.

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I hate driving barefooted!Sounds 2 me like something from the 'flintstones'.I think a good driver should be able 2 drive irrespective of the footwear.I dey even drive with wellington boots sef!

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hi, Shoe Driving is better than Foot Driving for 1(one) simple reason, most shoe soles has gripper to hold firm on the pedal than bare foot which can be slippery especially when the pedal shoe of such vehicle is gone, although when i say shoe is better i don't mean those shoes that has walk the whole lagos street with no more shoe gripper or flat based shoe neither high heel shoe that does not conform with driving rules.

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please wear shoes when driving. Even if its slippers or flipflops.

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Instead of driving on foot why not wear good socks? I subsribe to the thought that foot driving is for learners. And when you get too used to it,its becomes almost impossible to drive with shoes on

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bare foot driving is for learners,  you proly think u shld measure the pressure u are applying on the pedals

but really its all in our head. drivning with your shoes on its the best, once u get used to it, u will find out u

comfortable driving with any kinda foot wear.

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I am also indifferent. In most cases, however, I drive with my shoes on. I think it is good to train oneself with both approach.

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I swing both ways comfortably, i.e, with or without footwears. It depends on what mood I'm in at the moment.

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Hmmm, I prefer driving with shoes on. Heels, boots, it doesn't matter. I just can't drive barefeet.

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I think its a question of how you learnt how to drive and how u choose to keep driving? Although I learnt how to drive with my bare foot but as time went by I started driving with anything on. Just couldn't go through the stress of having to take off my shoes anytime I need to drive. So I drive in whatever way I find myself getting into a car. Logically I usually have shoes or even flip flops on almost all the times and the few times I dont have anything on I still drive that way. So I guess it all depends on what you get yourself accustomed to.

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Yep driving bare-feet is definitely more comfortable 4 me especially in heavy traffic. But i can drive with shoes on aswell preferring flexible shoes like Converse & Drivers but never with slippers as there is the risk of this getting hooked underneath the pedals.

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I do drive bare feet when i started, but pple around me said it's a bad thing, not minding the fact that it makes it feel natural doing so.

Later (of recent), i started with slipps and shoes but there's no major difference only that d foot mat (with d linings), obstructs when doing d clutch pedal.

I can remember well, sm weeks ago, i left home with only one of d pair of slipps. Thank goodness i didn't av much doing outside d car.

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As for me, because of my height, I feel comfortable driving with my sneakers on. I cannot drive with or without shoes on because I have a very small feet and my kind of shoes are long but enough to accelerate nor brake. So I prefer sneakers on to give me boost and as for when I get to my destination, I just reach for my shoes and put them on or walk to the back and put them on, who cares so long you comfortable in it and you don't accelerate where you suppose to brake. I don't know about you, I have had a driving accident before because my slippers was clinging on to the brakes and had a miscalculation. With my sneakers it all rounder; Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, its comfortable and I'm not complaining.

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I use to think that it only women and learners that drive on bare foot. I cant drive on bare foot, but with palms iat least f it is a long distance.

But you have to learn to drive with sandals for a start then you can graduate to shoes.

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I used to love driving barefoot. cos I always wear heels. I moved to the states, and when winter hit that was no longer an option. Now I can drive an SUV in 4 inch heels

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Driving barefooted feels like walking barefooted. I think a good driver should be able to drive with whatever he is wearing.

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Whao,

years back when i was learning how to drive, it was much convinient to drive bare-footed.

How as I progressed, i discovered I had suffered a lot. only learner drive bare-footed,cos of fear. Driving is easy. Stop driving barefooted.

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I drive barefooted simply because driving with shoes spoils shoes.

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I'm really surprised seeing many people prefer bare-foot driving here. I never imagined it's this popular.

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I learnt to drive barefooted, so by reflex, I take off whateva footwear I'm wearing once I start d ignition. I've tried driving with flat slippers or other comfy footwear, but it felt so funny, I couldn't drive 5km wit 'em on.

Just do what suits you!

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I pefere drivin with my shoes since I wear mostly flats, though it is almost impossible to drive on heels.

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It actually depends on the kind of shoes i wear when driving.

I prefer flat-footed shoes when driving but if i happen to be on a big boot,

I usually pull the right one off for Break and Trottle pedals.

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without shoes even when in suit

and somee times i comee down barefooted

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Who cares, as long the the bloody car gets me where i'm going!

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to all babes who drive barefoot, pls if your feet are not fine then don't expose them. thank you.

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Can do both.

Barefoot: The pedals start to hurt after a while ( cos I spend at least 4.5hrs in traffic daily)

Shoes : Preferred, but during rainy season the soles can get slippery cos of wet sand which also stick to the pedals. ( which I find irritating)

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I will never be comfortable driving with shoes, it just won't work for me. I haven't tried it, don't want to cos i'll feel funny and probably messy with my driving.

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