Funny car boots with or without internal shoe

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  1. BBFA_Pilot

    BBFA_Pilot Member

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    Hi guys,

    What is the general consensus? Do guys here who use the big funny car boots use shoes inside these boots or do they run barefoot in the boots?

    I currently use Deist boots with fireproof socks on and no internal shoe. Is this purely down to personal tastes? I like the Deist boots as they have a thin hard sole so it's like driving in slippers.

    Has anyone used the new Simpson Holeshot drag boots? Does anyone know if they have a thick sole so they can be driven with no internal shoe, or do they need the internal shoe?

    Also if a shoe is needed, do you need a sfi-15 internal shoe or any type of driving sfi shoe inside?

    Thanks a lot
    Joe
     
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    underby6 Active Member

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    If you need a SFI20 deal, take a look at the Stand21 SFI20 shoe...be a lot more comfortable than wearing a shoe/boot or even just a boot.

    Brandon Booher
    NHRA TAD #323
    Torque MGMT. - Owner
     
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  3. lucky devil

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    Joe , haves look at the Stroud boots. I have been very pleased with mine.

    Cheers Wayne
     
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    I second that one ^^^^ :)
     
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    dodgygeezer New Member

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    boots

    Joe what size are you? have a pair of stroud boots size 8 for sale , 2 seasons old like new, if there any good to you cheap! Steve UK.
     
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    I have seen the Stroud boots and they are good. But this was mainly to get a idea of if anyone has a pair of the new simpson boots. Looking to update my safety gear and just wanted to see how they were (and if i could get away with wearing just socks in them)

    Cheers guys,
    Joe
     
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    I think it`s a matter of does the bottom of your foot hurt while staging a clutch car, if yes then you might want to try a shoe, if not, then you`re good to go! Tom.
     
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    This is my thought too Tom, thanks for the thoughts.

    With my current Deist boots they have a thin but hard sole, and it makes using the clutch etc with no problems in just bare feet in the boots. If the new simpson boots had a thin hard sole then I will invest in a pair. If not, i'll keep with the Deist boots.
     
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    I wear Dennis Taylor's boots with Simpson shoes, when walking around the pits I just remove the boots...
     
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    The stand 21 boot has a real good sole real stiff so it dont hurt your foot if you have a heavy pedal and their easy to wear. i have them they are great
     
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    Are the Stand21 boots legal for Funnycar/Altered?
     
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