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so i was thinking when i saw the subie w/ the DC sponsor, who in their right mind would race in DC shoes

mine are HUGE

but then i realized, DC shoes may be the secret weapon for heel-toe shifting

any thoughts ? ; )
 

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I've always used skateboarding shoes for driving and co-driving (with the exception of Pike's Peak where Nomex is required). I tried driving in my Momo Nomex racing shoes and almost ditched hard and fast trying to heel/toe coming from a third gear fast straight to a hard > 90 degree right 1st gear corner with a huge hole outside of it and my foot fell from both pedals and stomped to the ground. I managed to get back up and hard on the brake and stopped it before the ditch but didn't make the corner and lost alot of time. Oh this was someone elses rally car that I was borrow/renting. I switched back into my non-DC skateboard shoes for all following runs (it was a rallysprint). Travis had a set of DC racing shoes at Pike's Peak that were bright yellow that aren't avab yet. I'd imagine Ken Block had a similar pair.
Unfortunately DC doesn't make skateboard shoes that I'll skateboard in so thus I don't have any that I will drive in. But it's the style that I find works well for me.
 

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Along a similar vein, I got lured into reading the Wild West Rally website and saw they had some deal with Piloti shoes.

I end up clicking on the website, e-mailing them, and finding out they have a dealer in the Detroit Metro area about 3 miles from the mountain bike trails we ride on Tuesdays.

So, I'm leaving to go try on some new driving shoes in about 20 minutes.

Put a product out there, promote it, have a good dealer and support network and even I, the cheapest person on the planet, may actually be tempted to buy them ;)
 

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I used my Etnies before. Never owned a pair of DC shoes, always skated other brands. Now I got myself a pair of puma speed cats. Kinda like the production class version of driving shoes. No nomex so I wear them everyday, just like I drive my rally car to work and back every day, and they work good for driving. Although if DC paid me to wear their shoes, I'd have no qualms.
 

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I'm a supporter of the indoor soccer shoes. I love my Adidas Sambas. Old Skool and available in wacky colors...to match my wacky shorts (that's for you Kerry & Karen).

-Dave
 

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>I'm a supporter of the indoor soccer shoes. I love my Adidas
>Sambas. Old Skool and available in wacky colors...to match my
>wacky shorts (that's for you Kerry & Karen).
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>-Dave

Add another vote for sambas. Equally good at dancing on the pedals and sprinting through a muddy service park trying to track down parts.


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>Unfortunately DC doesn't make skateboard shoes that I'll
>skateboard in so thus I don't have any that I will drive in.
>But it's the style that I find works well for me.

I'm right there with ya bud. DC shoes were always a little to much like b-ball shoes for me so I stuck to the other brands. Now I am most fond of my skate shoes for co-driving and practicing driving. Nice and wide with sensitive soles.
 

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Who are DC shoes?

Its a shoe company, they sponser a rally car or two, the owner drives a rally car. Its cool.

Edited for poor spelling, and I didn't have all that many words to try to do right either.
 

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RE: Who are DC shoes?

Try Google. Ken Block and another fellow founded DC and made some money. There was involvement with Quicksilver and then the X-Games. $$ Mostly into Skating, Surfing, BMX.

http://www.dcshoecousa.com/home.asp

Lipton on the commerciasl!? Hehe.....awesome! There needs to be a Lipton Model Ken! ;-)

They have a cool pad out West to play at:

http://outside.away.com/outside/features/200501/dc-shoes-mountain-lab-overview.html

Good article:

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/04/14/business/news/17_20_144_13_05.txt

I'm sure Ken scans the internet checking out all the rest of us in rally as well! ;-)

Cheers! John
 

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RE: Who are DC shoes?

i only had one pair of DC's a few years back, super comfy til the airpocket popped.

as for the company
they have some awesone athletes - below are some of them

like danny way who jumped the great wall of china on a skateboard

http://www.dannydoeschina.com/sections/photodiary/ev7.jpg




or devun walsh who really likes to snowboard off of snow

http://i.timeinc.net/snow/content/images/V17N01/standard/SN0903_vid37.jpg




or dave mirra who has a bmx video game series name afterhim

http://www.juegomania.org/Dave+Mirr.../78_c/Caratula+Dave+Mirra+Freestyle+BMX+2.jpg




or travis pastrana who is also known (probably way better worldwide) for his motox riding and back flips

http://www.omra-online.org/images/Travisbackflip.jpg
 
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