Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
OK, so you might not own a car – but that shouldn’t stop you from buying a sweet new pair of driving shoes.
Whether you’ll be wearing them in your Lamborghini (we can dream) or out on the streets, the driving shoe is back as one of the most fashionable and god damn comfortable shoes out there. Originally worn by racing car drivers (hence the name) the loafer style shoe was adopted by fashionable socialites in the ‘70s and has returned to grace the feet of 2020’s best dressed men
A driver shoe has a pebbled rubber sole for extra pedal grip and comes in a range of colours. Usually made from soft leather or suede for flexibility, the loafer shoe is perhaps one of the most comfortable styles out there. As with most hottest trends, there are a lot of options when it comes to finding your perfect pair – luckily we’ve brought you the top seven shoes on sale now:
1. ECCO Reciprico Men’s Moccasin
These breathable moccasins are the perfect choice for men who want to try out this style but are wary about sweating into their new shoes. As this pair has an open lattice upper, we’d recommend wearing them with a pair of ecru socks and some tonally-matched light chinos for an effortless summer look.
Lambretta Driving Moccasins
This brand knows a thing or two when it comes to roadwear. We love the tan colour of these soft suede moccasins and can see them working with a slim pair of light blue jeans for a casual look.
3. Hush Puppies Vastus Penny Loafers
You’ll want to think carefully about what you pair these indigo penny loafers with to avoid colour clash. We would style these with some tailored bohemian shorts for a relaxed summer look.
4. Kiton Brown Suede Loafers
If you have some spare summer cash, you won’t regret splashing out on these Italian suede loafers from the brand Kiton. With a front tie and tonal topstitching, their detailing is a thing of beauty and puts craftsmanship back into the car shoe.
5. Tom Ford Navy Blue Berwick Loafers
At £690 these Berwick driver shoes from Tom Ford might cost more than you were intending to spend on a pair, but invest in a classic Italian driving shoe like these and they will last for years. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
6. ASOS DESIGN Driving Shoes
If you’re not already drooling over these soft slip-ons, you might be interested to know they’re currently a steal at £26.25 in the ASOS sale. In a rich brown with a tassel trim, we’d recommend snapping them up now. Did we mention they’re in the sale?
7. Gucci Black Leather Loafers
We might just have died and gone to car shoe heaven. These drivers shoes from Gucci will look amazing with a white sock and plaid trouser.
7 Best Pairs Of Driving Shoes: Ranked
- Gucci Black Leather Loafers
- ASOS DESIGN Driving Shoes (on sale)
- Tom Ford Navy Blue Berwick Loafers
- Kiton Brown Suede Driving Shoes
- Hush Puppies Vastus Penny Loafers
- Lambretta Driving Moccasins
- ECCO Reciprico Men’s Moccasin
Feature image: Clem Onojeghuo