So have running shoes. Right now, the emphasis has got to be to get in shape for Plebe Summer. Why would anyone want to run the risks for blisters and/or shin splints, no matter how small, curtailing their workout schedule, within a few months of Plebe Summer.boots have come a LONG way from the GI "Jungle Boot" from the 1980's.
The traditional concern still applies. While USMA cadets spend much of BCT in boots and those who have appointed are encouraged to buy one pair of boots before hand - running in those boots is not recommended. Kamakazi is correct, running in boots can harm your feet and legs - incoming plebes/cadets do not want to begin the summer with damaged feet or shin splints.If a guy wants to aspire to either, and with the newer "sneaker/boot" type boots, would the traditional concern not to run in boot apply anymore?