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Pedal pad / spacer setups for big feet?

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Okay...
I know this will make people shudder a bit - but I normally wear size 12.5 Danner super Rainforest boots at work (think giant safety toe work boots). I would love to be able to drive to and from work with my work boots on - but it is a no-go from a driving safety point of view.

Any pedal box suggestions for folks with big feet? My boots contact the pedal arms instead of the pads (clutch is the worst), and even with shoes on it isn't ideal. I'm thinking of going with one of the accelerator pedal spacers that moves the pedal up. Also thought about building the pads up a bit, or making different pedals period.

Anybody else crack the Bigfoot pedal puzzle?
 
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I wear a 15 and boots are a non starter, in my experience. That’s less a case of riding up the pedal pad onto the arm than pressing multiple pedals at once.

At one point I tried covering the clutch pedal with skateboard deck grip but it didn’t last long given the contour of the pedals rubber grips. I did leave some on the face of the clutch pedal arm and it helps reduce ride up but not eliminate it.

I’ve added a 3/8” gas pedal spacer and that helped some with normal shoes and catching the side of my right foot under the brake pedal.
 
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Just ordered up a Garageline accelerator pedal spacer, might end up selling it if the offset towards the brake pedal is too much for me.
 
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I'm in the same boat I wear work boots pretty much all the time , and there is no way I can wear them and drive the Fiesta . I tried it after I got it and couldn't get out of the driveway . So I wear sneakers while I'm driving and still get the edge caught from time to time on the brake peddle but I change into boots at work .
 
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I've got a US 13 shoe size and don't have much of an issue wearing sneakers, but wear shoes each day for work is difficult to heel toe. With such large feet I just push the entire arm of the pedal and it works fine for me. Heel/toe- I really need to wear sneakers.
 
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I've got a US 13 shoe size and don't have much of an issue wearing sneakers, but wear shoes each day for work is difficult to heel toe. With such large feet I just push the entire arm of the pedal and it works fine for me. Heel/toe- I really need to wear sneakers.
I guess I need to do that instead of actually trying to just use the top of the pedal alone .
 
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The garage line spacer should be waiting for me this weekend. Plus I ordered up a new brake pedal assembly from Ford that I can pick up on Friday. I’m going to see if I can put the arm of the brake pedal in a press brake and offset it about 5/8” towards the clutch pedal.

The brake pedal being so close to the center hump of the car is what make me uncomfortable driving with my work boots on. When I come off the accelerator I catch the edge of the sole under the brake pedal. There is literally 3/8” clearance between the edge of my boot sole and the brake pedal when my boot is resting on the center hump of the car.
 
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I have the garageline spacer. The freaking thing weighs 1# 7oz!!!!

Did not match the product shown on their website at all - some rookie looking CNC, like a 2nd operation on the mounting ears after anodizing.... and no pocket in the back side to save weight.... even though the pocket is clearly shown on their website.

Hopefully I hear back tomorrow - If I end up keeping this one I’m going to slap it on the mill and put it on a diet. 3DFF7875-2BE0-4171-BE12-E4104F008315.jpeg 11B0150D-F037-45DB-AC8F-5182F95E23C8.jpeg
 
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I am still able to pull this up via their web page and under fiesta. I'm really surprised the spacer received looks so lack luster. I was getting ready to buy one but now might hold off?
 
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Pedal project is done for now. I know it is going to take a little getting used to but I think I like it.

Let’s start with the Garageline accelerator pedal spacer. I like it, but since it is a solid chunk of aluminum it is not light. 1 pound 7 oz with hardware. Garageline got back to me about the spacer, and they said the weight reduction pocket was eliminated on the back because of “rocking” issues. Also said they eliminated the laser etching to save money. No mention of why the mounting ears were machined post anodizing. Overall okay- just would like them to update their website - and consider other ways to get the spacer lighter.

I bought an entire brake pedal assembly from Fomoco, complete with accelerator pedal mount. I can see how what Garageline did with the rear weight reduction pocket had the potential to not be supported and possibly rock.

I milled away on the spacer until I got it under a pound. There is a hell of a lot of aluminum that isn’t doing anything but making the spacer heavier.

Took the brake pedal out of the new pedal assembly I bought and took it to the press. Was able to offset it towards the clutch pedal about 3/4” without too much trouble, that should give me enough room to wear my work boots.

Overall width from outside edge of clutch to outside edge of accelerator is a little under 10”. I now have about 6.5” from the top inside edge of the brake pedal to the center hump of the car. I have not tried it with my work boots yet but I think it will be good enough!

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