This shoe has everything it's predecessor has minus the ringer breaker. That's the only difference between the two shoes. Once we made the initial E-Z Flip shoe we started getting a ton of requests to make that same exact shoe without the breaker and that's what this is. The ringer break is really only needed by people who lose a lot of ringers or high percentage players who need every possible advantage to win... The majority of flip pitchers don't have problems losing ringers and prefer to pitch a shoe with a smooth gripping area rather than one with a ringer breaker and this shoe is perfect for that. Just like the first shoe, this shoe has it all too-- Extremely heavy tips and a lower/flatter rear thumb cleat for truly "E-Z " flipping! Hence its name: "E-Z Flip II"! When pitching this shoe, the tips are weighted so heavily, that it should feel like it is pulling out of your hand and beginning its flip before you let it go-- It should practically flip by itself with almost no effort. This shoe features a squarer shape instead of a curve, allowing for a wider gripping area. This gives the pitcher more room to adjust their grip, like turn throwers have along the blade of the shoe-- a unique advancement in flip shoe design. The edges of each shoe are smooth and nicely rounded, allowing the shoe to "pull" out of your hand with ease. This also helps reduce fatigue and blistering, which is common when using sharper edged shoes.