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Boots Too Big

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Most people who

rent boots end up witha pair that’s way too big. They rattle off their street-shoe size and the rental attendant hands them boots that feel OK. But odds are the boot-renter’s feet will actually be swimming in a pair of oversized boots. Even an expert skier forced to use ill-fitting rentals faces a harrowing experience at the outer margins of control. Click on the “Footloose” slideshow below to see the actual effects of colossal boots on skiers.