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tpr outsole better grip or rubber outsole? Answered

wnt tok now rupper outole has better grip or and slip resistance than tpr outsole.prefering flipflops as i has to walk  in tiles which are sometimes water spread on it and there is lot of dnger in that.

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danamark
danamark

5 years ago

Gee, can't fix mobile typing errors, or add to post.

Here, had to look this up

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siping_(rubber)

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danamark
danamark

5 years ago

Any outsole will be slippery in any material, it is the grooving and siping that provides traction. Does two things, provides an irregular surface to deform the surface, aka ground, you are walking or to match/mate up to the roughness of a surface, cement sidewalk, road, you are walking on. Grooving,siping, patterns provides a channel of liquids to move, squirt out from the contact points, to allow surface-surface contact aka sole to ground. This is why car tire slicks are illegal on the streets. They perform well on a clean surface, but any water will film over the contact surface. I ride slicks on a bicycle, excellent traction, who can not get enough speed up to hydroplane, but mud on say a stell plate covering a hole, slick as can be. Flip flops get very slippery when you wear down their tread pattern. I have a pair of Quicksilver flip flops, the pattern on the bottom is deep writing, words like QuickSilver, block like design heavily craved in from and back. Interestly I find these flip flops provide excellent grip and the soles do not wear down easily. However, thick creamy mud on a sidewalk overloads the pattern.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

8 years ago

Walking on a wet floor in flipflops isn't a good idea. Your feet can easily come out of them if you slip. You are better off wearing shoes that will stay on your feet. Rubber outsoles are generally better than TPR, but it depends on the quality of the shoes, and how much tread is on them. If they are really flat, then they'll be slippery on wet floors no matter what they are made of.

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

Water is a fairly good lubricant for rubber. You need to have a lot of tread on the bottom of the shoe to give you grip.

If you buy the right shoe I would go for Rubber.