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Sole mates

 They may be pricey, but Robert Pimm finds some boots were just made for skiing.

Financial Times, October 23 2004

In the basement of Sporthaus Strolz, a man and a woman stand at a bar in a state of immobility, their feet are clamped into ski-boots filled with slow-setting liquid foam.

“How much longer will this take?” the man growls at a waiter.

“About ten minutes longer.”

“Bring me another schnapps.”

The family-owned firm of Strolz, based in the Austrian resort of Lech, is famed for its custom-made ski boots.  But are they’re also known for a hefty price-tag and a foaming process for which you have to stand still for 30-60 minutes.

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