Originally Posted by js4design
Yes, and wingtips are perforated for slogging through the wet bogs of Scotland. Doesn't mean you can't wear them on a dry day in the city.
That said, if it has to be Gucci just get loafers. The sole won't wear out so fast, and they'll be more comfortable for daily wear.
Gucci actually makes good quality goodyear welt loafers. I own two pairs, one in black calf and one in ostrich. I'm pointing out that a driving shoe is for DRIVING and nothing else. I always have a pair on hand for a long weekend drive as that is what they are suited for. They are not meant for walking as the nubs will wear out in 10 miles.
Your example of brogues doesn't make sense as full broguing goes through the shoes and actually makes them into a type of sandal. If you have a pair of those is is probably best used in the wet bogs of somewhere. The brouging you see on wingtips is not functional and is purely decorative. Driving shoes are still made for driving and are functional as such.