Flip-Style Horseshoes are commonly gripped in the middle and feature a reversed center cleat or "thumb cleat." Upon release, flip-style shoes tumble through the air end over end, landing with the front cleats down for maximum stopping power. Main differences between flip-style shoes are the shape of the thumb cleat and the amount of weight on the tips. Most flip pitchers like heavily weighted tips and a medium height, smooth contoured thumb cleat. Many prefer a thumb centering cut out in the cleat.