Piloti shoes are handcrafted in Portugal from Italian leather. Depending on which of those countries’ languages you are translating from, the name means either pilot (Portuguese) or pilots (Italian).
The reason the shoes are such a hit with the aviation community, however, is because of their purpose-built design. Inspired by auto-racing, these functional and fashionable shoes have slip-resistant soles and heels, along with other features. They are perfect for keeping your grip on controls while also keeping your feet rested and comfortable.
On top of it all, they just look fast.