Luge is a sport where milliseconds mean the difference between winning and losing. Every article of clothing is designed to reduce drag. Racing booties force a racer’s feet in a straight position, almost like ballet shoes, to minimize the adverse effects of drag. To further reduce drag, they also feature a straight zipper, rather than velcro or laces. During races, it is not uncommon to use all brand new equipment, to minimize the effects of unforeseen imperfections.
In buying luge booties, it is important to keep in mind that they force a foot into an unusual shape, and can feel awkward and uncomfortable at first. The assistance of a trained professional is highly recommended when fitting and purchasing luge booties.
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