Boots prior to I-Day?

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  1. AVT

    AVT USAFA 2015

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    Hi,
    I have already had my Belleville 650s for a month now, and I have a couple of questions.
    I knew that the boots were already broken-in, but I wanted the experience of wearing them while running and just for daily use as I never really wore boots before.
    There appears to be mixed reviews about this situation.

    And does anyone know how I should bring them to In-processing as do I wear them there?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. 1993A10

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    This too late for you but the following was sent out on 4/27:
    From USAFA...
    "It has been brought to my attention that the Instructions to Appointees booklet contains information on how to purchase boots if they want to do so before in-processing. I have confirmed with boot issue that the correct boot is listed in the instruction booklet and it is okay if they have already purchased the boots. They will still be issued two boots upon in-processing; however, they will be able to use the one(s) they purchased as well."

    So even if you already bought a pair, you'll still pay for two more just like everyone else. I can understand your reason for buying but wanted you to know that you'll get two more.
     
  3. Seamonkeydo

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    Do not wear them! If you do so you will draw alot of extra attention from the cadre. Try to wear a collared shirt and tie your boots together by the laces and wear them over your shoulder. This of course is my opinion. Others who have been there and done that will soon chime in.
     
  4. dohdean

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    Or leave them at home and have your parents ship them to you when you need a replacement pair. My daughter has found that these boots get rips, tears, etc. You may need a replacement pair after BCT (or early in 4th Class year). Have your parents ship you these as replacements when you need them. Then you don't need to hassle with carrying these boots -- plus the extra pair they will issue you at Inprocessing (you will end up wearing one of the pairs you are issued).
     
  5. PearlSword

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    Boots question

    DO NOT WEAR YOUR BOOTS AROUND YOUR NECK ON IMPROCESSING DAY YOU WILL GET SNIPED BY BUS CADRE AND EVERY OTHER CADRE THAT SEES YOU!!

    Just a note, on my improcessing day I brought my belleville 650's with me but in my bag. I had worn them proir to i-day in order to find out where they made blisters if any. I was able to duck tape the trouble spots, usually along the back ankle seems.

    For some reason, I did not put on my boots when they asked me if I had any b/c I knew I would need another pair for Jack's. Additionally, I wanted to wear my sneakers as long as I could because of the amount of walking and getting things issued may give blisters to new boot wearers.
     

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