Orange is my new black
Ah yes, you're right -- no stripes etc. IIRC, my son ordered a pair of Kodens (size 11, I think) for my birthday a couple of years ago. They were just the ticket except that the sizing was bad. I take size 10.5 (EUR 45). To fit, the Kodens would need to be size 12. Unfortunately, that size was out of stock so back they went for a refund.
If you don't go for the racing bootie look (I don't!) then something like Barbour Eldon driving shoes. I've been driving my 7 in a pair for 2 years - comfy and also ok at work or around town.
I have been using Stand 21 Daytona II... Very comfortable.
Welcoming Seveners since 2006
The Douro Valley is waiting for you
I quite like barefoot running shoes - eg the "glove" style from Merrell
Not so comfy for walking around but fantastic for driving and not so garish as some of the race boots.
#17 Similar to me Jon T. I like to wear worn out/ thin soled pumps , currently tatty pair of Fred Perry's.
Great for lots of pedal feel.