Post # 1
So, bees, what’s YOUR secret to not scuffing the backs of your right shoes while driving? I have a new pair of nude, patent-leather pumps, and I’ve already made a black mark on the back-right side from driving in them.
My mom always recommended keeping an old “driving shoe” in the car, but I never liked doing this. First, it would be freezing cold in the winter. And, second, I tried this a couple of times many years ago, and then happened to look down while I was at the supermarket to discover that — AACK! — I was wearing my adorable navy flat on my left foot and the ugly, old, WHITE driving shoe on my right foot, because I had forgotten to switch my shoe. TOTALLY mortifying back then, but it’s pretty funny now, haha. 🙂
So, do any bees have hints as to how you manage to avoid getting scuff marks on the backs of your shoes while driving?
Post # 3
Not sure I’ve ever had this problem, but I almost always take my dress shoes off when I drive
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Post # 5
@julies1949: That’s pretty creative. I’m surprised I’ve never seen that before. Thanks for the link!
Post # 6
Hum … I’ve never had an issue with my shoes from driving.
Post # 7
I’ve never worried about them scuffing (though I’m pretty hard on shoes, which is why I try to buy inexpensive pairs), but, if I’m wearing stilletos, I usually drive without shoes on. Although I don’t know that this is legal in all states.
ETA: Nevermind! Apparently the “illegal barefoot driving” thing is a myth! Guess I’m safe 🙂
Post # 8
Maybe my shoes aren’t cute enough, or I just don’t notice. 🙂 My car has an organ-style pedal, though, so I keep my foot up more on the pedal so I’m not digging in with my heel. Maybe pay attention to where your foot is? None of my floormats will scuff my shoes, so I wonder where it comes from? I keep my heel usually halfway between the pedals in any other car (and my left on the deadpedal – I usually drive a manual).
Post # 9
@Brielle: I’m interested to see the responses. I just looked at a pair of my expensive wedges and the right shoe is showing wear on the heel. I’m a little bummed, I’m going to take it to the shoe doctor to see if anything can be done.
Post # 10
For those of you who just take your dress shoes off while driving, don’t your feet totally freeze in the winter? 🙂 I don’t think that would be a good solution for me. I’m not sure there really IS a solution to this other than perhaps something like what @julies1949: suggested. However, I figure that if there are some good ideas, the bees will have them! 🙂
Post # 11
It’s so true! I don’t know the answer though.
Post # 12
I never wear heels so i can’t say I’ve dealt with this, but maybe just keep a pair of flats in the car to drive in?
Post # 13
When I wear nice shoes I bring flip flops or tennis shoes to drive in so I don’t mess up the nice shoes
Post # 14
This happens to me all the time! I usually just take that shoe off and drive with one bare foot. My Fiance calls it my “redneck driving,” haha. Nice to know I’m not the only one with this problem!
Post # 15
Yea, I think the best option might be to have a cute pair of flats in the car and switch out of them. And if you happen to forget you have them on again, at least they are super cute!
Post # 16
I try to take my heels off when I drive now… My foot got caught on this little piece, it was so bad I was stuck! good thing i was in a parking lot.