Marine Option - Boots

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  1. mgreen

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    DS received advice to get, and break in, a pair of boots prior to new student orientation. The Uniform Requirements for NROTC list Boots, Tan USMC. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Akrogan

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    USMC RAT boots. Will soon be the only approved boots
     
  3. SpartanDM

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    For my unit, and I'm pretty sure every unit, all uniform items are provided. I can only speak for my unit, but I know the boot thing is taken into account, especially for the Navy options, so the new 4/c only wear the NWU/MARPAT for the drill periods, uniform inspection, and the classroom briefs. Otherwise they're in pt gear. My MO roommate said he didn't have a problem with them, and my MSgt said they only need to be "broken in" for people with "***** feet".
     
  4. mgreen

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    Thanks, Spartan.
     
  5. kinnem

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    DS used the issues boots.
     
  6. USMCGrunt

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    mgreen: NROTC unit will issue boots. With today's footwear, I see no reason to worry about breaking in a pair prior to school starting.
     
  7. mgreen

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    Thanks, everyone for the feedback
     
  8. BPOE

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    I know the USMC is moving to issue the Danner Rat boot, but I doubt it has trickled-down to NROTC yet. My 2019 MO got an extra pair of Bates USMC Durashock boots. I would have him\her call the unit and ask what they issue before purchasing an extra pair. I think the "break-in" issue is not a problem. If you want a clean pair of boots right away after muddying the other pair up, buy an extra pair. Don't think it is necessary, however.
     
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