An image of Neil Armstrong’s space boots do not match an image of his footprints on the moon.
Neil Armstrong wore moon boots over the spacesuit in the picture when he walked on the moon. These moon boots do match pictures of his and Buzz Aldrin’s footprints.
An image posted to Facebook claims that Neil Armstrong’s space boots do not match the footprints he left on the moon.
But you can see from other images of the Apollo 11 moonwalk (like this one taken by Neil Armstrong of Buzz Aldrin) that the astronauts were wearing lunar overshoes (aka, moon boots) on top of the shoe part of their spacesuits. These boots do match the pattern of the footprint image. You can see the moon boot’s tread in other pictures too.
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