Shoes for load cell?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by nockel, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. nockel

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    I'm owning csr elite pedals . I have some probs to get enought power on breaking with socks.

    After last race someone told me to get shoes for load cell

    How do you use your load cells with socks or kind of shoes?
     
  2. Mad1723

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    I use socks on my CSL Elite LC, but I also use lower resistance inserts and the rubber pedals to reduce the pressure on my foot. Works wonders.
     
  3. PocketZeven

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    I also use socks with my CSL elite LC. It really depends on your rig (hardmounted or not) and how hard you have setup your brakepedal. But there are other factors, like the pedal angle and position. But if you need more power, then definitely use shoes. You will lose a little feeling, but should be compensated by the stiffer brake. Or try to turn down the sensitivity in the software or the adjustment dial on the csr elite.
     
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  4. Oshawa-Joe

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    I'm going to try a pair of martial arts shoes. You can pick up a pair on Amazon for about $20
     
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  5. PocketZeven

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    Come to think of it I also am looking for a pair of cheap simracing shoes. I have been trying to practise heel/toe, but my feet begin to hurt after a while. Martial art shoes look like a great cheap solution, but just a bit too ugly.

    Sparco and alpinestar kartingshoes look great, but too pricy for only simracing. If anybody has other suggestions...
     
  6. DesertPenguin

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    Link please?
     
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  8. Jump_Ace

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    It looks like marial arts shoes have sticky soles. Personally, I can't have that. I think bowling shoes are the way to go because of the slippery toe area that provides perfect pressure precision when braking/accelerating. These are a lot like mine. I also just bought a pair of the Good Year shoes and I'll see how they work.


    Jerome
     
  9. Oshawa-Joe

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    I don't heel/toe and I don't like the way my feet slip around on the pedals in socks. Ill end up with something that works for Sim racing or just some nice slippers lol.
     
  10. Outspacer

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    Searching Amazon for 'Barefoot' brings up some possibilities.

    Or... how about some 'foot thongs'? :lol:

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  11. Jump_Ace

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    EEWWWW

    :lol:


    Jerome
     
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  12. Oshawa-Joe

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    Received a pair of martial art shoes and they feel great. They have a thin sole but definitely helps spread the pressure of the brake on my foot. They are not as sticky as a pair of running shoes, probably to help perform spinning kicks and such . Providing a very "connected " feeling with both the brake and accelerator pedals. 2 thumbs up.
     
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  13. miata13B

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    I have the same pedals and have been using them since 2014. I started with socks for a bit, had the same slipping issue.

    Some possible things you could do is simply put grip tape on the pedals. I did not go that route, I just bare foot it. Works perfect for me.
     
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  14. GTAJoerg

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    Hi NOCKEL,
    I also have the older FANATEC CSR Elite pedals with load cell and I did race many years in socks, but honestly my heels hurt and the brushed aluminium is slippery. Recently I decided to try racing shoes and it is a night and day difference to the better, I have grip on the pedals, my heels don't hurt anymore and I have more braking power for the load cell.
    I bought the OMP KS3 Kart Racing shoes, great value for the money......

    http://www.racepro.de/OMP-KS-3-Shoes-Anthrazit-Weiss-Neongelb
     
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