You don't have to rip around a 32° banked turn at 200 mph to appreciate the comfort and control you'll enjoy in a pair of Pilotis! Serious car buffs and casual drivers alike will appreciate the only technologically advanced driving shoe that's stylish and comfortable enough for the street. Piloti (Italian for drivers) are the fearless racers who navigate Europe's toughest tracks and winding roads - it's also the perfect name for a shoe designed to help you drive better, corner tighter, and cross the finish line first! Founded in 1999 by a forward-thinking sport shoe designer and racing enthusiast, the company quickly became a fixture in the car and racing world, worn by some of the world's highest-profile drivers. Rough times hit when the economy slowed, but fans continued to ask for Pilotis. So when the new owners of the Piloti brand asked if we'd help get the word out that they were back and better than ever, we didn't hesitate!Heel-and-Toe - Aggressive drivers need to balance the clutch, throttle and brakes with finesse to get the most from their machines. Piloti driving shoes are designed for those who need quality, high-performance footwear for deftly maneuvering pedals. The heel bears most of the driver's weight while driving, so Piloti designed the Roll Control Heel support system. Tested by top drivers at Le Mans, the patented design rises spherically up the back of the shoe to provide extra cushioning and grip behind the heel bone and onto the sides of the lateral right shoe, preventing wear and tear on the driver's feet. You'll feel it right away as you enjoy greater control in downshifting! The rubber tread outsole, patterned after vintage racing tires, adds grip and feel for secure heel-and-toe downshifts. Outside the car, the street-friendly style goes anywhere, while athletic construction with EVA midsole gives superior cushioning under foot for long-lasting comfort and support when walking (removable footbed even supports orthotic needs). Car-obsessed celebrities love them, and serious drivers swear by them!Prototipo - With the same technology and streamlined profile as Piloti shoes worn by professional drivers, the soft curves and crisp edges of the Prototipo evoke the clean lines of a high-performance sports car! Enjoy precise pedal feel in this lightweight shoe, cut low for ankle flexibility. Padded notched collar cradles your Achilles tendon for incredible comfort and support. Top-quality supple suede upper with contrast stitching hints at sophisticated European styling. Breathable mesh tongue and lining keeps feet ventilated - even when the cockpit heats up!