There are strict rules about how to play; you can't just bring your old snow boot. According to the International Boot Throwing Association, women must use a rubber boot in size 38, men size 43 and kids size 33. Yep, kiddies can start training to become boot-throwing greats with the children's contest. It doesn't matter whether you chuck a right or left shoe, though there are footwear weight specifications and only Siili brand boots are permitted this year.
A number of countries are into this shoe-slinging sport, including New Zealand and England. Though if you want to see the best launchers, you can bet your boots you'll find them here.
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