My son received a 3 year AROTC scholarship and will be leaving for school next month and starting ROTC. Should he purchase his own boots or go with the issued pair? They will wear sneakers for PT, but wear their boots for the one day they ruck every week. His ROO told him what type of boots they wear, so he knows what type to get. My questions are: A. Are purchased boots needed/recommended or are issued boots fine? B. If we are to purchase boots, what brand/model is recommended? I am retired military and can take him to a local post to buy them.