Re: Re: Shoe Buying Habits II

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Regarding flats and durability, it could be that thicker (and less dense?) foam in typical trainers compresses more unevenly than the thinner (and denser?) foam of racers.  Racing flats also tend to encourage a softer foot strike, so that is likely a factor in favor of durability, as well.

These are precisely the two factors that I believe are most likely to be the difference.