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Is it harder to run in flip flops than running shoes?


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November 07, 2010 11:12AM

Yes it is harder. Running shoes are designed just for that - running. The soles provide extra cushioning as you run; and they flex better than flip flops for more explosive movement.

It is even harder to kick a ball in flip flops - for more often than not, the footwear will dessert the foot and fly through the air in pursuit of the ball!!