Many drivers put a lot of thought into choosing race car safety gear. To ensure protection, they will spend top dollar on a fire suit, head and neck restraint, and the helmet. But often racing shoes and gloves are a bit of an afterthought.
The truth is, finding the right racing shoe could be the differentiating factor that could save your life on the track. That’s because, in all motorsports, every second counts. A decision made and applied in two seconds could be half a second too late. If your shoes aren’t perfectly fit for the racer, or they are not comfortable, or they constrain movement even a little bit, they could cost a driver the race… and in serious situations, his life.
On the track, it is crucial that your foot can effortlessly move from the gas, clutch, and brake with zero delay or complications.
That’s why at Day Motor Sports, we offer a wide range of racing shoes from the most trusted brands by NASCAR drivers, drag racers, sprint car racing, and everything in between. Many of our racing shoes have excellent SFI ratings and are built for the toughest racing conditions.
RaceQuip has been the go-to for affordable racing gear since 1975. They’re a favorite of amateur, semi-pro, and professional racing teams alike because they manufacture high-quality safety gear–affordably.
Racing teams love Racequip. Most RaceQuip safety gear exceeds SFI ratings, and they put time and thought into the design of their equipment–all at an affordable price point.
RaceQuip shoes are designed with the driver in mind.
Both the RaceQuip 303 Midtop and RaceQuip Euro Carbon-L sport a suede leather upper. These shoes will conform to the driver’s foot, providing extra comfort and a perfect fit over time.
Each shoe features a molded rubber sole for added traction on pedals. They’ve also been designed with arch support to ensure comfort whether you’re walking or driving.
The 303 Midtop & Euro Carbon-L feature a Pyrovatex flame retardant liner and both exceed SFI 3.3/5, providing up to 10 seconds of protection from severe burns.
RaceQuip’s 303 Midtop is one of the most popular racing shoes available on the market. Racing teams love its combination of driver-friendly features, comfort, and protection. But they love how affordable the 303 Midtop is.
The 303 Series has classic American styling and has been manufactured for durability. It includes reinforced lace area, double-stitched seams, and a rubber sole that extends over the heel to provide extra support when driving.
The 303 Series is designed with an Achilles flex opening in the heel. This makes full extension of the foot easier on the driver, allowing for quicker full throttle action.
Racing teams and drivers love the Euro Carbon-L for its elegant design, durability, and comfort. The Euro Carbon-L is 30% lighter than most racing shoes on the market, and drivers report that wearing them makes maneuvering pedals effortless.
The Euro Carbon-L features a reinforced lace, toe, and heel. The shoes feature carbon padding on high wear areas, ensuring that the Euro Carbon-L lasts longer and protects drivers even better.
The Euro Carbon-L’s European styling includes contrast stitching and a formed rubber sole that rolls around the heel to increase comfort and facilitate shifting. It’s been designed to be as light as possible, allowing drivers to maneuver their feet easier and more comfortably.
RaceQuip auto racing shoes feet almost like any other athletic shoe. They’re a little more narrow around the toes to provide extra maneuverability in the pedal box, though.
When selecting a RaceQuip shoe, it’s important to remember that you’ll most likely be wearing them with a thick Nomex, fire-retardant sock as well. RaceQuip recommends that you purchase a racing shoe that’s ½ to 1 size larger than you normally wear.
If you’re purchasing RaceQuip shoes for a woman, add 1.5 to the shoe’s listed size. This will give you the women’s shoe measurement for.
RaceQuip recommends that drivers with wide feet purchase their racing shoes at least a half size larger than you normally wear.
Many of our race car racing shoes are SFI 3.3A/5. They have been tested and proven to be completely safe for the road. SFI means these shoes will keep you from burns in the case of a severe collision where fire occurs. Should this ever happen to you, you will be glad you purchased the highest safety rated racing shoes on the market.
High-top and mid-top racing shoes are the most popular style because they provide extra support, comfort, and safety on the track.
We offer a wide range of styles from the brands you love, including: