Piloti Limited Edition Chevy Camaro Fifty Racing Shoes Review

Back in 1999, a sport shoe designer established the Piloti brand (Italian for “drivers”) to provide professional and high-profile drivers with technologically advanced and specially designed shoes for use behind the wheel of a car. They feature a patented Roll Control spherical heel and cushion, fire-resistant DuPont Nomex lining, Polyurethane/EVA midsole, and mesh lining for breathability.

Taking color and branding cues from the anniversary edition Camaro, Piloti has partnered with General Motors to produce 600 officially-licensed Camaro Fifty driving shoes. Charcoal suede with orange accents, these branded beauties are based on Piloti’s Spyder S1 shoes.
Piloti’s shoes come in a standard cardboard shoe box like any other pair would; the brand name is printed in red across the top and the shoe specs (size, color, style) are printed on a sticker across the side. With its thick cardboard and attached, hinged top, the box is actually sturdier than most cheaply-made shoe boxes and can be used for storage. I particularly like that the same “old fashioned tire tread” pattern on the shoes’ soles is printed across the box in a glossy background pattern.

But enough about the box–it’s what’s inside the box that we’re here for.

Upon opening the lid, you’ll see a pair of shoes wrapped in tissue paper and stuffed with packing paper. The shoes I received were pristine. The double-stitching is tight, the sole adhesive is solid, the rubber is sturdy, and the cloth materials are fine condition. I didn’t see any signs of fraying, splits, creasing, or holes. The rigid reinforcement in the heel counter is particularly welcome.

These special Camaro Fifty Piloti shoes have the name stitched onto the outer quarter and the  car name/logo in rubber on the tongue of both shoes. The use of contrasted stitching, laces, and heel tab color is simply stunning.

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