Do you drive wearing heels?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you drive in heels?
    Of course; why not? : (53 votes)
    36 %
    Never! : (33 votes)
    23 %
    Depends on the style/type of heel. : (44 votes)
    30 %
    I don't ever wear heels, so this isn't even an issue for me. : (16 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @ifoundmyprince:  I drive with my heels on, but sometimes after a night of dancing ill drive home barefoot! I don’t think it’s weird that you wear sandals, I’d do that if the heels weren’t comfortable for me!

    Post # 4
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    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @ifoundmyprince:  I don’t think it’s weird. Then again, I also used to keep a drawer full of heels at work, drive in in flats/flip flops, and change when I got to work. =) I love heels, but I prefer to be comfortable as long as possible. I also don’t like wearing my stillettos outside – I think it ruins them quicker.

    Post # 5
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    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @ifoundmyprince:  I always, ALWAYS drive barefoot. Even if it means doing up my runners or my strappy sandals in the car once I’ve arrived somewhere. I think it’s because I was barefoot when I learned to drive, so I could “feel” the car (I drive a manual/shift), and I’ve never looked back.

    Sometimes, if I’m running really late (to a laboratory class at uni, for example) I can drive with my runners on, but that’s about it. I think if I got an automatic it would be easier to drive with shoes on because you only need to gauge your speed and not really focus on the feel of the car to prevent it from stalling, as with a manual.

    Post # 6
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    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yes. All the time. I can live in heels. 

    Post # 7
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @ifoundmyprince:  No, I don’t drive in heels. I prefer to take them off and drive in socks/barefoot (which has never been a problem for me). I feel like my could foot slip while balancing on the heel of the high-heeled shoe whereas they are stable than on my own heel–ya know? 

    Post # 8
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @ksus07:  OMG my father once told me that driving barefoot is considered dangerous and can be illegal in some areas due to the possibility of the foot slipping…but I really think that one can “feel” the car more while driving barefoot! To me, it actually seems safer in that way, and I’ve never had a problem with my foot slipping.

    Post # 9
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    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MissMarple:  Wow, really? Illegal? I didn’t know that – I’ve been pulled over a couple of times for random breath tests (barefoot) and the cops have never said anything so I guess it’s fine…. I suppose in Australia it’s people wearing thongs (flipflops!!) driving that seems more dangerous to me! 😛

    And I’m completely the same as you in “feeling” the car better barefoot. I’ve also never had any problems with my foot slipping.

    Post # 10
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    3268 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @ifoundmyprince:  I usually drive wearing whatever shoes I am wearing to/from my destination. That sometimes includes heels, but I do find it a bit uncomfortable, especially if the heels are on the higher and tighter side. But I don’t have any heels over 3″ high– I just can’t wear really high ones, as my feet are too stiff– so that might make a difference.

    The only time I change shoes to drive is after I’ve been out in the field hiking around for a long day (I’m a field biologist and sometimes spend a lot of time hiking around in the woods). After a day in the field, I need to get my feet out of my hiking shoes, so I change them for sandals or flip-flops.

    Sometimes, if the shoes I’ve been wearing become super uncomfortable when I’m driving, I’ll take them off and drive in bare feet or socks. But that rarely happens since I try to only wear comfortable shoes!

    Post # 11
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    3268 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @MissMarple:  I agree, driving barefoot does allow you to feel better what the car is doing. And it’s much safer than driving in those nasty cheap dress shoes with the super-slippery soles!

    Post # 12
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    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I used to drive in heels but over time got a hole in my floor near the pedals so now I switch when I arrive. The heel digging over and over isn’t good for the show or floor.  Also it was illegal where I was from to drive barefoot

    Post # 13
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    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    To the lament of my floormats, yes I drive in heels. And stick shift at that. However, for long trips I’m barefoot for sure, despite its illegality…

    Post # 14
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    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    No I don’t ever drive in heels of any kind! It’s uncomfortable and I don’t think it’s the safest idea, especially with a manual transmission, which is what I have. I always wear flat, stable shoes that won’t slip off or get caught on the pedals while driving. Also, I think your feet are a little farther away from the pedals when they’re in heels. Doesn’t sound like a good idea to me, lol.

    Plus, wouldn’t the heel of the shoe start wearing a hole in the floormat a little faster? I have reinforced rubber mats but still, I wouldn’t want that!

    Post # 15
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    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yep I drive in my heels. Doesn’t bother me at all.

     

    Post # 16
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    1774 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Nope, I almost always drive barefoot.

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