Drinking from shoes F1

Drinking from shoes is the most unusual tradition in Formula 1!

Have you ever drinking from shoes? Well, it’s not about the brand new shoe that was waiting on the shelf for the winning moment. No, it’s about the shoe you wore on your foot for 2 hours while driving a car! Yes, it’s also about the heavy loads on the Formula 1 car! After the finish od Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Daniel Ricciardo is drinking from a shoe and recommending everyone on the podium to follow the wild one! Time goes by, but there are still too many questions. First of all, what was the Royal Family thinking at that moment? A bit confused for some – for others the big shock, but we liked it anyway. Let’s get everything in order and discover the fascination of the epic tradition

Drinking from shoes – the origin of tradition.

It may seem like a strange habit, but it’s not new! “Do a shoey” has its history more than two hundred years ago. After all, the history of beer boots dates back to England and Germany in the 19th century and faded around 1870. One thing “Shoey” has in common from different countries: people celebrate victories at major events or a party among overjoyed and active companies!

“Shoey” is an Irish drinking tradition, but the truth is that no one can say for sure where it all started. Fascinating as a modern re-enactment of drinking from shoes stunt is the act of Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo. He definitely added a special feeling to return the unusual celebration!

“Shoey” in Formula 1

Jack Miller drinking from a shoe
Moto GP racer Jack Miller Holland 2016

The tradition of celebrating by drinking from shoes returned to mainstream culture when Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller claimed his first victory in Holland in June 2016. In Formula 1 we have two of Australia’s most famous drivers: Daniel Ricciardo and former F1 driver Mark Webber. But it was Ricciardo who made the leap into the wilderness of origins.

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in his 100th race two months after Jack Miller’s victory at the German Grand Prix. Filled with the best emotions at that moment, Ricciardo cheered with his winning shoe! Daniel repeated the stunt at the following Belgian Grand Prix, this time sharing it with Mark Webber.

Drinking from a shoe F1
Daniel Ricciardo and Mark Webber 2016

Every time Daniel Ricciardo steps on to the podium, the Australian starts to drink from his shoes. At that moment, people were wondering what’s stranger: seeing Daniel does a shoe or how he makes other people do the same in the emotional turmoil. But what can stop Daniel Ricciardo? There was no mercy for anyone! Even Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton gave up and tried out the winning shoey.

From Europe to Australia, the shoe tradition is spreading like wildfire around the globe; thanks to the turn of the millennium, this practice is gaining ground quickly, young people are known for their curious and daring probes that want to have every bit of fun. Nowadays, it is common to find people at festivals who drink out of their shoes in a fit of fun-seeking frenzy and enjoy every moment as long as it lasts.

Drinking from a shoe

Why do Australian drivers drinking from shoes?

Happiness is contagious, for Daniel Ricciardo the joy of victory was one of the reasons he did Shoey to make his fellow Australians proud! The more and more people are following in Daniel’s footsteps to celebrate victories with shoe drinking. It was a promise of Daniel Ricciardo to celebrate his racing in Formula One that has become a tradition among Australian today. Why do people from other countries do it? The simple answer is to just celebrate for fun, rejoice and celebrate victory. Drinking from a shoe is fun because it is unusual!

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or having fun in the pub, toast to impress is a way of life for the Irish. A toast that people will remember has to be unique, and drinking from a shoe is a darn right way to remember a great speech. If you feel like making a sustainable toast next, whether you’re in the US, Europe or Asia, why not put a shoe on?! Thank you for reading the post and drinking from a shoe with us, cheers!