Driving shoes - OMP KS-3

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Driving shoes - OMP KS-3

Has anyone tried the KS3 karting shoe/boot in an S3 and can comment on their size?  I am using an old pair of OMP karting boots and looking for something lower and more shoe like.  

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Oh yes !!

I had old OMP Compizones which fitted like a glove - if you know what I mean Hehe 

So thinking new OMP would be the same size ordered a pair up and they were over 1/2" longer and noticeably wider too - they fltted like wellies!

I mailed OMP and asked the question and the did eventually reply saying that they have changed supplier in the last 2 years and had resized their range...

After speaking to DT about comparisons between OMP Sparco and Alpinestars I decided to bite the bullet and go the long way en route to seeing my parents and popped in.

Great service and I was amazed at the difference tried maybe 8 pairs in various sizes ending up with Alpinestars which fitted like my old boots.

Got a 10% discount too.

My old OMP's were a 43 and new Alpinestars are 42.5

Also found the sole on the Alpinstars is better to walk in, the new OMP were very thin and soft and pretty uncomfortable on an unsurfaced inroad at an circuit.

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Thanks - what model of alpinestars did you go for?  I've got some Driftcats but they are too chunky - want something thinner.  My old suede OMPs are perfect but just a bit high and a faff with straps and wotnot. 

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Sell the car buy an SV. No problem 

Derek

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Reckon I've got at least 5 years of growing in me before I have to 'downgrade' Hehe

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Surly Richard you mean upgrade ?

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I went for Apinestar Tech 1 K in red/white/black

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Never had alpinestar - how does the sizing come up?  My old OMPs are EU42 but my Driftcat size 43 come up smaller! 

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On mine they came up a half size smaller than my old OMP's,

well worth trying to find a store with all the brands you want to try