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Old 08-03-2007, 01:35 PM
David Simmons David Simmons is offline
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Shoes are not firmly attached to bodies and they have inertia. When the body accelerates fast enough the shoes the shoes stay approximately where they were and the body goes blying.

It's for that reason that parachute troopers wear high, laced boots. The opening of the parachute can jerk low-cut shoes off. In that case the body slows rapidly and the shoes keep going.