They add at least 50 horsepower to your third leg
Gearheads can be suckers for branded accessories. From die-cast models of their favorite car, to a set of hand-stitched leather bags for their Bentley, car guys will have it all. It gets even better when said accessories are sold under the pretense that they will make you or your car better in some way. Enter the 2023 Nissan Z. This highly-anticipated sports car has finally made its public debut, and has fans frothing at the mouth. The Z family of cars has always focused on driving pleasure and this latest iteration, which goes head to head with the fantastic Toyota Supra, has a lot to prove. Nissan wants to give every new Z owner a fighting chance by offering them a pair of high-performance driving shoes, and we have to admit that we're intrigued.
The new driving shoes are the brainchild of a collaboration between leather goods company Negroni and Nissan, and three special designs have now been released on the official Negroni website. The shoes were designed under the strict supervision of Mr. Hiroshi Tamura, the product planning manager of the new Z car.
These stylish kicks feature twin eyelets that are made of checkered steel, and leather ranging from Ikazuchi Yellow split leather to Blue Negroni leather depending on the style of shoe.
The base model is called the 'Idea' and is a classic driving shoe design. The 'Idea Corsa' is the flagship shoe and is described as the 'ideal driving shoe'. The price of these shoes ranges from $340 to $440. Expect the actual car the shoes pay tribute to, to cost around $40k.
The new Z is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Deliveries begin early in 2022. If you're thinking of getting a new Z, then these shoes should definitely be on your bucket list.