The Shoes Every Driver Should Have

Image: Zappos (Elie Tahari Frida Driver)

There’s one car accessory every fashionista should have (in addition to a valid license, of course). Driving shoes!

I was cruising around a while ago and noticed some of my favorite shoes were getting scuffed on the back side, where my heel rested against the floor. And the leather was getting slightly discolored. Not cool. So I whipped out my (then barely-worn) pair of Nine West moccasins—a rubber tread extends from the sole to the heel for protection, like many driving shoes—and never looked back.

I wore those mocs all winter and am wearing them into spring.  It’s so easy to slip them on as I leave the house, and I just carry my “real” shoes with me to the car. Bonus: I’m probably a safer driver (I don’t have to worry about my shoes sliding off like I would if I used a backless type) and my regular shoes look newer longer.

Here’s a look at the traditional loafer style.

Image: Endless (Amiana Slip-On Loafer)

 

Image: Endless (Amiana Slip-On Loafer, back view)

But some driving shoes can look more like skimmers or ballet flats (like the ones pictured first and below).

Image: Nine West (Nine West Delos)

Image: Nine West (Nine West Delos, back view)

And, hey, since these shoes can be cute, you may want to try them outside of the car. But they’re not made for hiking, so wear them for short jaunts only!

So would you wear a driving shoe? You can find them at every price point, and they can really help you protect the shoes you love.

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