Does it matter what kind of running shoes I have for BEAST?

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  1. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    What are the basic regulations on running shoes for beast?

    Also, the same question for boots?
     
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    sarah.carroll17 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I'm not sure where I read this, but possibly on this forum somewhere. Someone recommended that we actually be fitted for a good pair of running shoes so we get the correct fit and support for our feet and gait. It was also advised that we not get shoes of the "cross-training" variety. I don't know where you live in relation to Raleigh, but there is a "Fleet Feet" store on Wade Ave. in Raleigh, and there is also one in Carrboro. The shoes are slightly more expensive than in a shoe store such as Finish Line, but the employees are training to measure feet and watch how you walk/run in them. They took a lot of time making sure I was comfortable in the shoes I purchased.

    As far as boots go, I heard we would get information on those in the coming months! Be patient, everything will come in due time! :thumb: I know you're excited, though!
     
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    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I might go to that place in Raliegh, which is about an hour away, but worth it if it gets me the right shoes.

    I'm gonna check out a place in greensboro though, called Off and Running. They look at your feet and everythign to get a shoe that fits right
     
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    sarah.carroll17 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    Ok, I appologize for getting ahead of myself and missing the "regulations" part for the running shoes. Generally there aren't many regulations for our PT uniforms regarding shoes, minus the Vibrams which is mandated by commanders. But remember you don't want to stick out, so I wouldn't suggest any bright colors that would draw attention! :smile:
     
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    sarah.carroll17 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    The store in greensboro sounds very similar to fleet feet. Probably about the same idea. I went to the Raleigh store on Tuesday and spent atleast an hour there, but I would say it was worth it!
     
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    As long as your shoes aren't crazy - like solid hot pink or neon green or those crazy shoes that look like feet-gloves - you should be fine. If you want, you can check out what 2014 was wearing for their Beast to get an idea of what "not crazy" is.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/west_point/sets/72157624399035060/
     
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    1) they should not draw attention to you
    2) break them in! Don't bring new shoes

    Other than that, just bring what kind of shoes you like. I brought asics.
     
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    Only white shoes allowed?

    Regarding appearance, besides nothing exotic (hot colors, etc.) are there any other restrictions or requirements, such as they must be all white, all black, no stripes or other logos, or is is more that if they aren't glow-in-the-dark or Mommies Little Ranger ;), some variety is OK?

    I see a fair variety of looks in running shoes and while trying to be reasonable in look I also don't want to go with black if they are only supposed to be white, or vice versa, or no stripes, or whatever...

    I read no restrictions regarding color like that in the PDF but hear of other things that may incidentally draw -- undesired attention :confused:
     
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    There are no strict guidelines on running shoes. they should look normal, blend in with other styles, ect. Most importantly, make sure they're comfortable.
     
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    I see a lot of gray Nike and Reebok shoes in the photos. Don't know the general price tag, but is it better to go with something cheaper or more expensive?
     
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    The running shoe store manager fitted my cadet with New Balance shoes to correct the pronation that led to his shin splints before R-Day. They were $100. I did not bat an eye because I had been in the examining room when the sports medicine doctor told him that he was on his way to stress fractures. Properly fitted shoes made all the difference with his running and he had no more problems. He asked for a second pair on A-Day and we took them when we went. Beast was pretty tough on his shoes.
     

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