Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler address the audience on the minium specifications for military boots
Soldiers need to understand their battle objectives before they can perform their duties well on the field. The same is true for the level of comfort a solider feels in his gear because how a soldier performs on the field depends very much on his physical comfort level, and a soldier’s feet are just as important as his weapon in that regard.
Importance of Wearing the Right Type of Shoe:
The choice of military boots is not just important for the comfort factor due to tough terrain and environment a soldier might encounter while on field; the boots also need to meet the minimum standards set out by the Army to ensure standardization as soldiers are at liberty to purchase shoes to best suit their requirements and budget. Though the minimum criteria for such shoes are set in the AR670-1.There is still a wide variety of brands and types of shoes that a soldier can choose from, with brands ranging from Nike, Belleville and Rocky to Reebok.