Boots?

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  1. goldenlion

    goldenlion Member

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    Several of the other service academies recommend that the cadets buy boots before reporting in so that they can break them in ahead of time.

    Is this recommended for the Coast Guard Academy? If so, what kind? Where can you purchase them? etc

    Thanks!
     
  2. RevenueCutterService

    RevenueCutterService Revenue Cutter Academy

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    You will be issued boots upon arrival, but you won't wear them often during the summer. Due to the intensity of the summer, you will primarily be wearing an all-black athletic shoe to save your feet.
     
  3. shellz

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    If I recall, swabs bring a pair of athletic shoes with them...broken in, of course.
     
  4. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    you slowly break them in over the summer. the cadre will tell you when to wear them to facilitate that.
     
  5. runninbob

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    As I recall DS had to purchase running shoes before reporting. The shoes had to meet color requirements. Nothing gaudy. He did not purchase boots beforehand.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    You can thank 2006 for the "saving the feet". 2007 never ran in leathers or boots. My broken in arches say "you're welcome".
     

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