- 29 November 2004
One thing I've always wondered about heel-toeing...everybody always teaches to do the brakes with the ball of your foot and the gas pedal with the edge of your foot or your heel. I've always thought that if your pedals are spaced right, it would be better to use your heel for the brake and your toes for the gas. For one thing, its easier to turn you leg that way than it is to go "pidgeon toed". Also, since adjusting the throttle takes more precision and finesse than hitting the brakes, it would be easier to make the precise adjustments with the ball of your foot rather than your heel or side of your foot. Also, since the ball of your foot would be up at the top of the gas pedal, it would give you better leverage on the gas pedal, another advantage making it easier to control the RPMs. Why isn't this method used more often? Is there something I'm missing?