Indoc questions

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  1. Madrid19

    Madrid19 Member

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    I know that these INDOC questions seem to be never ending. But I just have a couple.

    1) I know that we are supposed to bring slacks and a collared shirt to the first day of INDOC, but what shoes are we supposed to wear? I only ask because in the pictures and videos that I have seen I have seen a mix of formal shoes and tennis shoes.

    2)Do the DI's care if your running shoes have been used and broken in before INDOC starts?

    Sorry these are my last two questions I know there have been many on this forum of late :wink:
     
  2. jasperdog

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    So perhaps a DI will chime in wiuth the "right" answers but my suggestion from a couple of years ago:

    1) Show up wearing comfortable running shoes, these can then become your second pair and are useful to you after Indoc is over and later in the year when/if your issued pair wears out.

    2) You will be issued running shoes with your PT gear, they will be identical in appearance to the running shoes issued every other Plebe Candidate, they will be new and not broken in, though how hard is it to "break in running shoes" - they will be the running shoes that you will wear and use for any activities during Indoc that you do in PT gear.
     
  3. kdbax

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    Our son wore the running shoes he was required to purchase in the instructions last year (they were New Balance then). Worked fine for him. And I would break them in ahead of time - they;re not checking for usage.:smile:
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Agree with above. Break your shoes in before hand, but make sure they still look clean.

    And definitely wear them with your slacks. You do not want to be dealing with semi-uncomfortable shoes during the inprocessing time.
     
  5. Mindy G

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    Last year it looked like the plebe candidates started running right away, so wearing the sneakers would be a good choice. Last year the entering class was told what model would be needed. I do not beleive that snaekers were issued (someone here please confirm). I seem to rememebr getting a second pair and sending it to my D/S.
     
  6. kdbax

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    They were not issued extra running shoes - we bought DS a second pair around Christmastime.
     

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