Why the Top of Your Shoes Get Soaked When Walking on a Wet Floor

After having solved all of the world's problems like cancer and global warming, scientists turn their attention to the vexing problem of why the top of your shoes get soaked when walking on a wet pavement:

The team used a high-speed video camera to film a person walking on a wet floor. The footage (see above) reveals how water is flung up from the ground, along the sole, and onto the top of the shoe.

The researchers calculated that shoes flick up about a pint of water after walking 20 kilometres on a damp day.

Link (with video clip and a clever animation of the process)


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ah...Brickenstocks...or more commonly called "rock-in-shoe" explained this water throwing thing. 10 minute walk in them produces 2-4 stops to remove stone or pebble that was thrown there by the sole. If your good you can get the stone out while walking and not missing a stride.
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"The effect is lessened if a person is walking slowly, but shoes designed with car tyre treads on the soles would solve the problem by draining water away before it can be flung upwards, they say."

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