I wear the shoes to go places and they are excellent for I-racing. It’s a very flat sole shoe with no arch support but still a comfortable shoe. I would definitely buy them again.
I am happy that Goodyear offers the driving shoe line that includes the Overdrive and Ori (S and E). I have been using Goodyear driving shoes for as long as they have been available and even before with the co-branded version. My Goodyear driving shoes and I have driven on 9 NASCAR tracks, 5X 4,000 mile multi stage road rallies, 6 road racing tracks including the Nurburgring ring, 17+ seasons of Auto-X, countless twisty roads including Stelvio Pass, 3 automotive proving grounds and long cross country runs in North America, UK and Europe.
The Goodyear driving shoes are not for cars that have fire systems so I have other Nomex racing shoes for applications that require them. I find myself wanting to drive with my Goodyear shoes all the time.
I have one pair of the Goodyear Overdrive so far. The Overdrive is a very comfortable walking and driving shoe that is perfect for driving to work every day and spending the day wearing them. This shoe is prefect for use in my newer cars (1990s and up) but still good for older cars. The fabric appears to breathe and makes the shoe very comfortable. They make the drive home something to look forward to. The heal tread and narrow sides make it possible to drive for 9 hours without foot pain and keep my feet free of getting stuck on pedal edges. The Overdrive has the same tread (sole) as the Ori with more comfort when walking.
The Ori is my favorite driving / walking shoe because some of my older cars with narrow pedal spacing require using the side of the shoe to keep the gas pedal depressed (1500 RPM to keep the 12V system running) when braking with the clutch pushed or the shoes touch each other when left foot braking. The smooth thicker sides on the Ori work for me. I have several pairs of Ori shoes (many of the colors). The white versions are used in the summer months to keep me cooler. The black versions are for the winter and rain. The shoes with colors match my cars and look great for car club drives, car shows and cars & coffee events that often include lunch and some walking around. Because the black Goodyear shoes are not over styled I have even worn them to the Opera in Milan Italy.
I ware my Goodyear shoes about 200 days each year. I cord my car’s tires much faster than my Goodyear shoes. My oldest Ori pairs are still useable after years of walking, including running after cones at Auto-X events. With over 70,000 miles of driving the tread has worn to slicks due to all the walking miles. The heal starts to separate but only after years of great service. I still use my older shoes when working under cars, because you need test drives, and worn shoes are great when the roads have more dirt than pavement. My newer shoes with less than 40,000 driving miles are fresh and work great. I keep backup sets in the box so I know I can keep driving without missing a shift. I can spend more for a pair of driving shoes, and I have, but the Goodyear Overdrive and Ori keeps up with the shoes that cost much more.
Very sturdily constructed, comfortable, attractive shoe! If you are looking for a show with a ton of cushion in the sole, this isn’t it. But if you want a great looking, distinctive, casual pair of shoes that compliment a wide range of styles, these are a fantastic choice. Shipping was much quicker than anticipated, too! I’m very happy with my purchase…never would have thought I’d buy shoes from a tire company, but I’m glad I did.
Great shoe. Looks great, very comfortable and very useful shoe for driving my Corvette. Very happy with my decision to purchase these shoes.
I really enjoy these Ori shoes- they look sharp and fit well and the sole is like a well-gripping tire for your feet!
I found that in my shop the shoes left black marks all over the linoleum floor. Some on the concrete mostly on the linoleum. I used some chemical cleaners to clean up. I'll just need to avoid wearing them after I come in from any track events. Otherwise the fit well and no slip on the pedals!
Shipped and arrived very quickly, value exceeded expectations. Will Order another in a few days. Thank you.
Absolutely exceeds expectations. After the first couple of days to loosen up some they are the most comfortable shoes I’ve had on my feet for my entire 10 hour days in south Florida temps on pavement and concrete the entire time. I will be looking at additional pairs.
I really like these shoes. Wearing them while driving is a joy. Feels good to roll on and the the throttle and clutch. Colors and design are good. Only issue I have is that the sole of the shoe on the arch side is a little narrow an causes my foot to lean in that direction a bit, but , this may correct itself as I break them in more. Good traction on most hard surfaces . Could be a little less expensive. Overall a good shoe. Will buy again for sure.
I’m in a wheelchair. I’ve been buying these shoes for over 8 years. Alternate between Red & White striped. Hope you continue to make them.
Glad you brought the shoe back I think it’s the most unique in the line . Will be getting a white pair soon
I like them. These shoes are comfortable. I am a little worried about them lasting very long but they look really good. The soles are pretty hard but they are really comfortable.