I've got a pair of the Tod's loafers in black -- the ones with leather soles but with the little rubber nubs (which have lasted just fine over the last three years, being worn about once every 2 weeks or so). Â I used to like them more than I do now. Â The heel is sort of squared off, which I've come to find a little too trendy for my taste even though it's really not very noticeable. Kai, Â what do you drive? Â (fast/fun cars are one of my hobbies -- driving and reading about them, not working on them). Â A performance car that is difficult to drive well? Â I'm guessing a Porsche 911 (1995 or earlier likely, which had more of an oversteer issue I understand). Â These days there are lots of performance cars that are (relatively) easy to drive well.... my BMW fitting into that category.
I drive a 2004 Dodge Viper. Â No traction control Â and 570 foot-pounds of torque means that a half inch on the throttle can make the difference between bringing it strong out of the corner and throttle-induced oversteer/spin. Â Good shoes help. Â The Viper is one of the few pure driving cars left, without the safety nets of traction control, forgiving suspension, or designed-in understeer. Â It's definitely a two hands on the wheel kind of car, with a long/steep learning curve. Â Lots of fun learning, however. Â