Piloti means “drivers” in Italian. It’s what they call the fearless racers who have faced Europe’s toughest roads and tracks, and it’s the perfect name for a shoe designed to help them conquer fierce conditions, drive better, corner tighter, and get to the finish line first.
Piloti driving shoes have always been designed for drivers who need a superior quality, high-performance shoe for heel-and-toe and other fancy footwork. What makes our footwear truly passion-worthy is the unique styling and everyday comfort, coupled with the high performance design. Race, ride or stride – Piloti has it all.
Founded in 1999 by a sport shoe designer and racing enthusiast, the company quickly became a fixture in the car and racing world, gearing some of the world’s highest-profile drivers. Car fanatics, and Hollywood celebs have all been big fans of Piloti shoes, and top racers including Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell swear by them, crediting the biomechanical technology and extreme comfort with preventing the foot pain that comes with endurance racing – and with extending their careers.
We are serious car buffs, and believe in the Piloti technology and design so much that we bought the brand and world-wide patents. We’ve teamed up with a noted California designer to reinvent Piloti, using the same patented technology, to make it even bigger and better than before. We’re excited to be bringing back proven favourites, as well as a brand new luxury line of premium leather driving shoes crafted in Italy.
Feel the road. Not the pain
Piloti’s Performance line has been used by some of racing’s biggest names. Featuring legendary performance, patented biomechanical technology and ultimate all-day comfort, this is footwear designed for race professionals.
Our shoes have resolved comfort and performance issues for NASCAR, rally and sports car drivers. Designed to minimise heat and vibration, every Performance model includes Piloti’s patented Roll Control™ spherical heel for extra cushioning and heel-and-toe downshifting support, a reinforced lateral right side for durability, fire-resistant FIA/SFI certified DuPont® Nomex® lining and stitching, and premium materials that perform beautifully in the fiercet racing conditions.
Street legal style
You don’t have to rip around a 32° banked turn at 200 mph to get good use out of a pair of Pilotis. Car-obsessed celebrities love them, and serious drivers swear by them.
Perfect for driving and general wear, this street-friendly line offers the same technology, all-day comfort and streamlined profile as our Performance shoe, just without the Nomex®.
High style High performance
The ultimate in driving-inspired style. Premium footwear that performs equally well in the car and at the office, our luxury shoes fuse Italian design, racing style, and Piloti’s patented biomechanics for a sleek-looking shoe that’s as comfortable as it is stylish.
Lightweight and impeccably crafted, each style features Italian leather and suede, and a refined sole that evokes the tread pattern of vintage racing tires.