Running shoes/cleats

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  1. dohdean

    dohdean Member

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    Current cadets:

    The Inprocessing packet says that Appointees should bring running shoes and a pair of cleats (soccer style) to the Academy on June 25. At last week's Orientation, Appointees were told they would be issued running shoes (there was no mention of cleats). Appointees who purchased two pairs of boots at Orientation were told to wear one pair and carry the other to Inprocessing-- so it didn't sound like they even need/should bring a pair of running shoes and definitely didn't sound like they should go buy a new pair to break in before Inprocessing. We'd appreciate your thoughts, suggestions.
     
  2. HNeedle

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    had a thread on this once already... lots of info there if you can find it.

    no one in my flight brought cleats. only time you'd ever use them is for intramurals..

    no need for running shoes either.. you get issued everything :) however, after acceptance day, definitely
     
  3. eagle36

    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    i wouldn't bring running shoes. i brought cleats, and still use them for intermurals, but they definetely aren't critical. i just had (molded) ones from football practice and brought those out
     
  4. Gonzo15

    Gonzo15 USAFA Cadet

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    What about orthopedic inserts? I'm kind of flatfooted, and it isn't an issue, but my sports doctor recommended arch support to take pressure off of my knees.
     
  5. HNeedle

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    yep, you can wear those all you want in basic
     
  6. l Taz l

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    I was told by some 4digs that sliders/ compression shorts are a must. Would you guys say the same?
     
  7. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    They are definitely nice to have.
     
  8. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    lol i wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to get some...
     
  9. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    They won't take them away?
     
  10. Just_Some_Guy

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    I would definitely prefer to have compression shorts if the PT shorts are as small as the ones they give out at summer seminar :bleh2:
     
  11. starvinmarvin_09

    starvinmarvin_09 USAFA Cadet

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    They're shorter!!
     
  12. Bombtrack

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    don't worry guys, it's not a fashion show.
    Plus, some of us will be using those BCGs so short-shorts will just be the icing on the cake.
     
  13. l Taz l

    l Taz l Member

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    Ohhhh Yeah.......cant wait for those trendy brown pieces of greatness.
     
  14. starvinmarvin_09

    starvinmarvin_09 USAFA Cadet

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    Dude, i'm excited. I get to show off my sexy legs and have really cool goggles. Granted I'd rather have my WileyX goggles, the Big Cool Glasses will do fine! From what I've seen, i might not ever go back to contacts. Heck, I might not even get PRK just so I'd have an excuse for those things!!!
    :yllol:
     
  15. Gonzo15

    Gonzo15 USAFA Cadet

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    Yeah I wonder if they can fit under a pilot's helmet visor? I hope so!
     
  16. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Those things couldn't fit under an astronaut's helmet....
     
  17. starvinmarvin_09

    starvinmarvin_09 USAFA Cadet

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    I do know that they'll fit in a SCUBA mask when you take the temples off! My dad uses his from 33 years ago for diving in Lake Superior.
     
  18. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Well, if you don't care about fasion, they are some of the most durable glasses ever produced!

    I'll take my normal Rx glasses or my Sawfly shooting glasses, thanks!
     
  19. Bombtrack

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    I just got the sheet where you put your prescription and everything...apparently females have a more..."stylish" frame? hahahaha AS IF! Can't wait! lol
     
  20. l Taz l

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    just got that today as well.
     

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