Before 1963, when it came to driving shoes, form and function were not married, or even seriously dating. People who cared about both wore plain, studded slip-ons for driving, and carried a second, more stylish option, for when they reached their destination. Then Italian shoemaker Gianni Mostile added rubber plugs to the soles of a pair of elegante moccasins, and suddenly driving shoes were no longer too heinous to do anything else in besides drive.
Of course, life in and outside the car has come a long way over the past 53 years, so we got together with JackThreads footwear master Michael Vincent to reinvent the driving shoe for today's sneaker aficionado. Inspired by the all-new redesigned Honda Civic, we're elevating the basic functionality of the driving shoe, and giving it a style that says "Okay, it's time to acknowledge that we've entered a new millennium."