I saw at least a few New Cadets with them on this summer. I don't recommend them but you won't get dropped from CBT. Risk assessment for twisted ankles is up to you.I was told that Nike's were a no-go. Idk if that's true.
Would you say that the NFS version better suits female feet? Or just all around more comfortable?Most cadets wear the Garmonts (T8 Bifida or NFS--T8's are recommended on the boot order form). Get a pair that fit your feet right. The memorandum is meant so you don't show up in a pair of boots that are bad for rucking. Cadre will not check and do not know the authorized boots themselves. I'm not encouraging you to go against the memo but there were plenty of New Cadets with varying boots and it does not matter at all. I wish I had gotten a brand that had fit my feet better to start as it caused me a lot of pain during CBT.
Low quarters do matter, however. Don't get shiny ones. You can't wear those until you're a Yuk. It really doesn't matter if you shine them ahead of time.
And he will belong to the Army for at least 20 yearsCongratulations to your CC and your family. Please take time to enjoy the next few months because after that he belongs to USMA.
Where is boot letter? What did “boot is on” mean?
Just follow the Boot Memo. Get used to just doing what they say. Nike’s aren’t great for the field either way. I personally got the Garmont T8s for Beast, and they held up great. After Beast, I bought a pair of the Garmont NFS that I wear everyday because they are lighter weight and a bit more comfortable.I was told that Nike's were a no-go. Idk if that's true.
Thank you all!And he will belong to the Army for at least 20 years
They fit identically. Same body with a different sole. NFS ones are just a bit lighter and more sneaker-like, though sacrificing some grip.Would you say that the NFS version better suits female feet? Or just all around more comfortable?