Best Shoes and Boots for The Citadel

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by Joe1999, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Joe1999

    Joe1999 Member

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    Hello,
    I know this question has been asked before, but it was several years ago. So in hope to receive the most accurate information, I will post it again.
    Firstly, what type of leather black shoes are recommended at the Citadel? Should I purchase 2 pairs? One for inspection and one to wear?
    Secondly, what type of boots are recommended?
    Lastly, when do future knobs receive their packing list? I will be matriculating this fall an am curious on what I need to all bring.
     
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  2. army2021

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    I could be wrong, but at least with VMI, they're issued by the school
     
  3. conrack

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    You have to bring your own boots and 2 pair of black smooth toe oxford shoes. The boots must be tan suede compatible with the ACU and cannot have the USMC logo. A military clothing sales store has them if you have access, otherwise they can be found online from various suppliers. Most importantly be sure they are all well broken in prior to matriculation, it will save you the pain and inconvenience of suffering blisters.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^
     
  5. Cidgrad130

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    I would not recommend showing up with more than a single pair of black leather shoes...if you own them, they must be polished. You will know once you have enough time to purchase and shine an extra pair of shoes for inspections.
    There is no improving on the standard best uniform shoe made for the past 30+ years:
    http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en/leather-uniform-oxford/20150M.html