Found a forum saying somebody was told it is illegal - hardly evidence though
Wearing shoes suitable for driving is an important part of the safety equation. The Driving Standards Agency offers the following advice: "Wear sensible clothing for driving, especially on a long journey. Suitable shoes are particularly important. We also would not recommend driving bare foot because you don’t have the same braking force with bare feet as you do wearing shoes."
I drive barefoot if ive got clumpy shoes on, which is probably the safer option becuase I can feel what I'm doing. Thing is though, even if it is illegal, how are you gonna get found out?? I always carry shoes around with me, and if a police officer were to stop you he's hardly likely tobe asking what footwear you've got on, is he?!
Its just that in this hot weather its a pain to have to take driving shoes when your wearing flip flops ! And im afraid the flip flops will catch on the accelerator pedal or brake so bare foot seems appealing
Actually im surprised so many of you ppl think driving with barefoot isnt comfortable. I do that most of the time when i am not wearing shoes. The slip-on slipping off your leg while driving gets very annoying and obviously dangerous too at times.
But then again i have aluminium race pedals with a rubber grip