Class of 2023 Boot memo out

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by USMC-USMA-DAD, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. USMC-USMA-DAD

    USMC-USMA-DAD Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2018
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    42
    Boot and low quarter guidance is out, see attached.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Walman888

    Walman888 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2018
    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    321
    Just a note. The Bates Durashock low quarters tend to get scarce as the month of May nears and supplies dwindle. The more common sizes can be hard to find if they will be your shoe of choice. The earlier the better.
     
    Texan in MS and USMC-USMA-DAD like this.
  3. USMC-USMA-DAD

    USMC-USMA-DAD Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2018
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    42
    Thanks Walman, that is the kind of insight needed, its another reason why this info is useful early not late!
     
    Walman888 likes this.
  4. Goat 965

    Goat 965 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    137
    .If possible, spend the extra $$ and get the Bates Durashock LQ's, and as stated above do it soon. There will be countless messages here in May and June saying how they can't find them. If you are close enough to WP, they had all of these boots and shoes at either the PX or the cadet store last year, as well as much of the other stuff on the required packing list. (not sure if that has been published yet). Have to bring the acceptance letter as your ID to purchase in those stores.
     
  5. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,148
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Just in case people get nervous...they are issued low quarters and boots too--so don't stress. However, it is early enough to order whatever you need and to determine if it is the right fit.
    In pictures of #3 on R-Day, I was able to see that the low quarters he purchased from our local clothing sales store were too big. He survived. Same with the boots.
    So, don't just buy them with your future cadet, ensure that he or she wears them around the block a time or two.
     
    Wishful and Goat 965 like this.
  6. nvurban

    nvurban Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    4
    Just an FYI
    DS tried at least 8 online retailers trying to find Bates Durashocks LQs. All are out of stock in his size/width (13/D) and telling him shoes are discontinued. We contacted Bates and they confirmed they have stopped manufacturing them for the time being. Placed two orders only to be contacted the next day saying - Sorry shoes have been discontinued.
     
  7. Objective

    Objective Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2018
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    44
    Size 12/D is out of stock also
     
  8. tug_boat

    tug_boat 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,087
    Likes Received:
    1,117
    You know what they say about big feet?..............Big socks are needed!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  9. IN04MOM

    IN04MOM Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2018
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    16
    Did you try Grainger? I know it is an odd place but I got the size I couldn't find at any other retailer there for my DS.
     
  10. humblebeginnings

    humblebeginnings Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    48
    ******ATTENTION*******

    I have a pair of brand new, never worn, men's size 8 Belleville C390 Coyote color boots I would like to give FREE to a good home. If interested, please reply or send me a private message. Thanks.
     
    Love4monsters, Gijane and tm2132 like this.
  11. MG23Hopeful

    MG23Hopeful Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2018
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    29
    We spent over an hour finding the Bates Durashocks in the right size. I got the last 12s on Amazon, and several other sites were sold out in many sizes. Then we looked for boots and couldn’t find the Garmont T8 Bifida II model... just T8 Bifida. Went ahead a bought them. Hoping the Bifida II isn’t substantially different!
     
  12. usma23apache

    usma23apache Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2017
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    21
    I found the Garmonts on this website: https://uspatriottactical.com/garmont-t8-bifida-boots-coyote-t8-498/

    It doesn't specify that they are Bifida II but it says they are "AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP." Seems like they should be fine.
     
    MG23Hopeful likes this.
  13. prospective2019

    prospective2019 USMA 2023

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2017
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    253
    FYI, I visited the USMA Post Exchange to try on boots and low quarters, and they were pretty limited in selection and sizes. I would’ve gone to the Cadet Store, however I was there on a weekend for another reason and it’s a trek.

    The PX had the Belleville C390s and female FC390s, along with the DLATS general issue boot. They did not carry Garmonts or Khybers.

    They also only carried the men’s durashocks—not a problem for 75% of the incoming class, but for the rest of us, it was better to find them online. I recommend visiting the Cadet Store if you have the opportunity, over the PX or simply buying online (boots all fit quite differently and you never know what is comfortable on your foot).
     
  14. UFDMD

    UFDMD Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    12
    I just finished live online chat with Bates rep. She confirmed that both the E00112 and E00932 are out of stock in several sizes, with no projected inventory and are back-ordered until May or later. While she stated that they work hand in hand with the service academies, she was unable to provide an explanation as to how they could be on the West Point class of 2023 Authorized Footwear Memo and be out of production.
     
    ACatSLP and Dino10 like this.
  15. KA7

    KA7 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2019
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    2
    DS just accepted his appointment on 19-March. His portal does not show boot memo; does it take a few days for this to show up?
     
  16. gm_wp_

    gm_wp_ New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2019
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    KA7: yes, give it two or three days for many of the forms to show up.
     
  17. kallen

    kallen New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2017
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    11
    I have 2 pairs of Bates Durashocks that I bought my daughter that didn’t fit her. I would like to sell them if I can. E00769 -size 8 women’s and E00752 - size 7.5 women’s. They are both brand new. Message me if interested.
     
  18. KA7

    KA7 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2019
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thank you!
     
  19. goarmywp2023

    goarmywp2023 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2019
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    10
    do you know if they all come in women's sizes? I'm a little confused trying to buy online
     
  20. HiSpeedLoDrag

    HiSpeedLoDrag Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2018
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    69
    Just visited USMA PX today; glad DS tried them on as we'd have purchased a size too large. They did not have my son's size (9.5E) in the Bates and one of the ladies (Ms. Pinky) confirmed the Bates had no estimated time/date of restocking. She also said cadets would be issued the DLATS as their second pair of shoes and that Bates was making the DLATS. (Can't confirm any of this!)