Reading that again, I see I was mistaken. I had the impression that the 'indoor' suit was complemented by an added exterior tougher shell, when they went outside. Still, some parts of the EVA-suit was discarded before ascent, to save weight.
Edit: So to minimize contamination, the best they could do was to discard the boots, since they were the most contaminated. Wonder why they didn't wear a set of legwraps, which could be discarded like the rip-off visors open-cockpit racecardrivers wear do.