http://archive.armytimes.com/article/20110829/NEWS/108290313/-8216-Toe-shoes-get-boot-Army-wide Just today, I recieved my appointment to USMA, and in planning ahead, I am considering the equipment I will need this summer and beyond. I am a high school track and cross country runner, and I have been using Vibram Five Fingers (Google them and you'll recognize them) since this past summer. They allow you to run "barefoot" while protecting your feet from stuff on the ground. I was turned on to barefoot running from reading the book "Born to Run" this summer. Anyway, I was wondering what the rules at USMA for wearing these shoes is. Obviously according to the above article the Army is against them. Please don't try to convince me that regular sneakers are better… I just want to know whether or not people have any knowledge or experience of the policies on this footwear. Go Army!