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The Nissan shoes in silver and yellow colour uses ​Ikazuchi yellow split leather. (Image source: @NEGRONISHOES/Twitter)
The Nissan shoes in silver and yellow colour uses ​Ikazuchi yellow split leather. (Image source: @NEGRONISHOES/Twitter)

How these specially-designed Nissan shoes may help performance driving

  • The new Nissan-Negroni performance shoes range takes inspiration from the characteristics of Nissan Z sports car.

  • These shoes are designed to mold to a driver's foot, allowing for a rounded heel movement - ideal when pivoting from pedal to pedal.

Nissan has collaborated with ​Japanese driving shoe brand Negroni to launch a range of performance shoes for its Z sports car under the supervision of the former's chief product specialist Hiroshi Tamura. The shoe range has been made available in Japan in three colour duos - yellow with silver, blue with silver, and white with silver.

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Essentially based on the pre-existing Idea Corsa kicks shoe range from Negroni, the new performance shoes take inspiration from the characteristics of Nissan Z sports car. Each shoe features a large Negroni logo on the sides along with a small pin with the Z badge. 

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The shoe range has been made using special type of leather that is designed to mold to a driver’s foot, allowing for a rounded heel movement - ideal when pivoting from pedal to pedal. The shoes even feature carbon fiber inserts and has a rounded heel and sole. The shoes use a strong fit that holds the entire foot, boasting convenient operability and comfort while driving a vehicle.

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The product in silver and blue colour uses ​special pearl blue Negroni leather while ​its heel and top line, as well as the iconic twin eyelets, are made from checkered steel to avoid ​scratches and dirt. The side emblem also uses checkered steel leather. The product in silver and yellow colour uses ​Ikazuchi yellow split leather ​which was requested to be colored by the Italian Viella Tanary to match the body color of Z Proto. The third model in silver and white colour uses a bucket insole and has been punched into a premium quality ​Negroni leather.

These special driving shoes do not come cheap. To own a pair of the Ikazuchi yellow shoes, one has to part with ​48,400 yen ( 32,000 approx) while the blue leather shoes come for ​46,200 yen ( 30,000 approx). The white and silver shoes come for ​37,400 yen ( 24,000 approx).

  • First Published Date : 01 Sep 2021, 06:22 PM IST