• Jan 22nd 2010 at 8:00AM
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Santoni driving shoes for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery

Driving a supercar upside down in a tunnel requires some fancy footwork, even if there isn't a clutch pedal to manipulate. Fortunately the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has got the right footwear thanks to a collaboration with Santoni. The Italian clothier, which has shared a longstanding relationship with Benz's performance house, has crafted these specially-made, FIA-certified driving shoes.

Presented recently at the Pitti Uomo 77 boutique in Milan, the SLS AMG driving shoes will be available to buyers – and presumably to fans – of the corresponding supercar in black, and soon in a variety of colors to compliment the high-performance machine. The laces, though, open like any other shoes, not like the gullwing they're made to accompany.



[Source: OmniAuto.it]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Will wearing these shoes make my Chrysler minivan go faster?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I know, I didn't bother reading the story... lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        Your comment is useless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those are NICE! Well classy!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wouldn't buy these for the same reason I won't buy the pumas with ferrari emblazoned on the side.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those are actually nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have a Ford FiveHundred, I think I'll buy a pair and pretend I'm driving a 500SEL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Glossy running shoes. Only to be worn with evening dress with bright orange stripes down the legs and sleeves.
      • 5 Years Ago
      After Benetton and Ferrari Schumacher is going ,another time , to put his feet in an Italian brand lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why do you need driving shoes for an automatic?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dokebbi1221,

        My buddy who has a GT-R, Viper and 911 Turbo, wears his Piloti racing shoes everywhere, including on dates and to the bar.
        It just looks really strange.
        We have told him, but he does not seem to care. lol
        I think these shoes only benefit real race car drivers.
        At least they are not wearing racing suits when they come out with us...lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL my thought exactly. One of my friend who drives Lancer automatic(not Evolution) recently bought these kind of driving shoes and I asked him, why did you buy those driving shoes for? He replies saying it makes him a better driver and much easier to control how much pressure you need to put down on the gas pedal. I looked at him for a few seconds and said, "Whatever, but don't you dare go on a date with wearing that shoes when you pick up your date with your car..."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Speaking of the tunnel video - was there ever some statement made about that? I mean obviously most of us could deduce it was fake, I'm just curious about MB's official response on it.
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