Boot Issue

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by thunderbird12, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. thunderbird12

    thunderbird12 Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what type of boots are they issuing these days to cadets? Is there any change for 2015? Are they sticking with bellville's or bates, and if so which specific model?

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  2. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee

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    Hope it is Belleville....it is a neighboring community in Southern Illinois.....(the boot maker's name is the same as the city).
     
  4. DK6732

    DK6732 USAFA Cadet

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    Unless they change for some reason (which they haven't since 2012 inprocessed) then the boots USAFA_Falcon_15 posted should be it.
     
  5. SouthernFalcon

    SouthernFalcon Class of 2015

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    I had asked about that earlier, and someone told me Wellco?
     
  6. luckymacy

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    How do those boots size up compared to a generic tennis shoe in length and width?
     
  7. DK6732

    DK6732 USAFA Cadet

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    It really all depends...idk what you mean by generic...but if you give them something close to your tennis shoe size you will be fine. They just ask your boot size to get an idea of what they need to get in terms of sizes. I'm a 13 I believe in new balance, but then a 13.5 in my boots. You will get a chance to try them on, since you will be wearing them throughout basic and then need them to fit.
     
  8. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee

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    Dk are the boota good as is? Or should I invest in some inserts?
     
  9. DK6732

    DK6732 USAFA Cadet

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    They actually break in pretty quickly, so I wouldn't really worry about inserts, unless you absolutely need them (like you wear inserts in all your shoes and can't get by without them).
     
  10. sd4421

    sd4421 New Member

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    I did basic without inserts with the boots the gave me and they were fine. They break in pretty quickly. By the time you really need them (in Jacks) they should be fine.
     
  11. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee

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    Awesome thanks guys.
     
  12. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    I have Belleville in AFROTC. I'm sure it's the same since things like to be kept standardized.
     

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