I can drive safely in platforms without noticing but some say they hinder braking and could cause injury to wearers.
Is such footwear unsuitable for driving?
I'd say yes it is, although obviously being male I've never worn high heels/platforms.
You need a soft flexible shoe if you want to drive properly
Yer - i crashed into my nextdorr neighbours house when wearing my wedges !!! Luckly my car wasnt damaged and neither was their house - so its safe to say they are Very dangerous.
Then again i think slip on shoes are dangerous as well, because they always fold under when i go to press a pedal - stick to gool ol' trainers they will never let you down!!
£10 shoes from supermarket vs £1000000s of car, house, insurance, life etc... get a pair of shoes to drive in.
ee i hate trying to drive in my platforms. i hate not being able to feel the vibrations of the car through the pedals.
I only ever drive in Smart Black Leather type shoes (i.e. work shoes) or trainers, and i find both fine. Mind u, im a bloke, so i wouldnt really want to try heels or platforms etc!.
I drive in pumps or trainers.
When i go to the stables I always chuck in my pumps to drive in. A lot safer that way. No hassle just to buy a cheap pair of shoes and keep them in the car.
I rekon its better than driving with no shoes....thats so hard.
Came back from the beach one day and didnt want to get sand in my shoes so drove barefoot....really hard cos, whereas its usually the flat bit of your foot that touches the pedal it was the toes instead....which bend..ARGH nightmare. Oh well lived to tell the tale. Wont do it again though
I have never had a problem driving in platforms and I think there is no reason why they should hinder any manoeuvre.
Some people say that shoes with thick or hard soles are banned while driving. That's why I wanted to know if it's against the law to drive in this type of footwear.
with heels you get less control in your feet - soft shoes with no heel mean you can feel more of the pedals and therefore have more control. It may be easy to slip off the pedals if you wear heels but I guess everybody differs.