Racer Finally Invents Waterproof Racing Shoes

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There’s nothing worse than wet shoes in a race car. It’s the reason why you see racers dangling their feet out of the car asking if someone can squeegee off the bottoms before a wet race. Wet shoes are miserable. Fortunately, Pirelli World Challenge racer Kévin Estre has this problem figured out.



The series is waiting until 11:00 AM to decide if they’re racing on the wet Belle Isle Grand Prix course today. While the rain in Detroit isn’t particularly heavy, it is a street course, and street courses tend to have poor drainage.


Update: Race 11 has been cancelled due to the wet conditions.

Contact the author at stef.schrader@jalopnik.com.

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You’re supposed to put the bags over your socks, inside the shoe.