Shoes or no shoes, that is the question! Is it legal to drive without them?

By Product Expert | Posted in Texas, Tips and Tricks on Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 9:35 pm
Is it illegal to drive barefoot in Texas?

There are plenty of things to stay aware of while driving, ranging from what documents you should always keep in the car to how long you can go between tire rotations. However, there is one question you may have asked only once or twice: can I go barefoot while driving? There are advantages and disadvantages to driving without shoes on, but is it illegal to drive barefoot in Texas? Find out below.


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Is it illegal to drive barefoot in Texas?

a row of brightly colored shoes that may or may not be good for drivingIt is NOT illegal to drive barefoot in Texas, even though a lot of people think that there is a law. In fact, there are rules about going into shops or being in public places without shoes, but no state in the USA has a rule against driving barefoot. However, it is not always recommended, because bare feet don’t always offer enough traction on the pedals to control a car the way you need to.

However, there are some arguments that going without shoes can give you more awareness of your vehicle, which can translate to more control. Also, going barefoot in the car can also be a lot better than some options.

What are the worst shoes to wear while driving?

While going barefoot isn’t recommended, there are other shoe choices that are worse. Any shoe that may slip off the pedals suddenly or interfere with a driver’s ability to estimate the correct pressure is not ideal. Some shoe styles that can be problematic include flip-flops, slippers, high heels, wedges, and extra wide shoes.

Do you have an opinion on driving barefoot? Let us know in the comments!

One Response to “Shoes or no shoes, that is the question! Is it legal to drive without them?”

  1. Proof says:

    We have had many interviews with state troopers & police officers. There are ZERO laws about driving barefoot. Many believe it is safer than wearing shoes. We have heard of people trying to drive in broken flip flops even because they thought it was illegal to be barefoot. http://www.barefootislegal.org

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