I just bought my first Kart (used) and the gear, the trailer, and the accessories and I am suffering from “Wow, I sure spent a lot” and my cash flow is drying up and there is still more spending to be do (tires, race fees, travel). I don’t want to spring for the $100+ for Karting shoes just yet. Is there a cheaper alternative that’s safe and legal for racing?
Wrestling shoes are a good alternative. You can find a really cheap pair on ebay usually. I used wrestling shoes for several years early on in my career. They function similarly, with thin soles for good pedal feel and high tops for ankle protection.