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Old 06-27-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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US Army Bans "Toe Shoes"

It is official, the US Army has banned VFFs, and Skeletoes in the PT Uniform. And the best reason they could come up with was it did not present a "professinal image", apparently a 300# NCO walking aroung the track on a PT waiver is just fine though.

http://birthdayshoes.com/army-says-no-to-toe-shoes

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edit: Good thing I'm in the AF, but just give it time, we'll all follow suit.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: US Army Bans "Toe Shoes"

Technically they were never allowed in the Army, so there shouldn't have been a need to ban them...but w.e. - I agree they look unprofessional, as do overweight soldiers, people who can't wear berets correctly, people who get stupid haircuts, women who wear too much makeup, women wearing mens ACU's, ACU's in general, and **an elongated rant** on butter bars, non-merit based officer promotions and poorly trained officers in the wrong fields....bottom line the Army should ban lots of stuff, probably the least of which (their worries) are VFF's...
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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Re: US Army Bans "Toe Shoes"



In my Career Field we wear berets as well, sometimes you just want to take it off their head and choke them with it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:19 PM   #4
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Re: US Army Bans "Toe Shoes"

Damn, I was just thinking of getting another pair but oh well.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:14 AM   #5
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Re: US Army Bans "Toe Shoes"

Good.. those things look overly *** anyway.

I come from an Army special ops unit and half of our existence is to look cool.

You don't look cool with vibrams. Doesn't matter how beneficial / comfortable they are.

I associate toe shoes with snuggies. Yes, they are both amazingly comfortable, but should only be worn inside the home.

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Old 06-28-2011, 06:27 AM   #6
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Re: US Army Bans "Toe Shoes"

socks were always a standard part of the PT uniform in the marines. i could be wrong but you can't get socks in VFF's can you?

it's the military, not a democracy, just keep the VFF's for your own personal workouts and wear what you're directed to for the worthless 3 mile formation runs.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:29 AM   #7
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Re: US Army Bans "Toe Shoes"

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socks were always a standard part of the PT uniform in the marines. i could be wrong but you can't get socks in VFF's can you?
Yes you can.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:27 AM   #8
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Re: US Army Bans "Toe Shoes"

At Ellsworth AFB, there was a recent Commander's Action line questioning the ban on VFFs in the base fitness facility. The previous party line had been that VFFs did not provide adequate protection against injury if weights were dropped. The arguement against this statement was that any athletic shoe would be inadequate protection against injury from a dropped weight and the only appropriate injury prevention would be the wear of steel toed boots, which are prohibited for use in the gym. Base leadership and fitness facility staff revised the position and now allow wearing VFFs in base fitness facilities.


The official PT uniform requires wearing socks with all athletic shoes. So, VFFs are still allowed in AF PT uniforms if you wear the appropriate toe socks.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:03 AM   #9
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I come from an Army special ops unit and half of our existence is to look cool.
A true quiet professional eh?
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:30 AM   #10
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A true quiet professional eh?
we have different philosophies in the Ranger Regiment.
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