This manual supersedes TM , dated 29 July manual directly to: Commander, US Army Soldier and Biological Chemical. FITTING OF ARMY UNIFORMS AND FOOTWEAR. SUPERSEDURE NOTICE: TM dated 20 April supersedes TM dated 10 June TECHNICAL MANUAL FITTING OF ARMY UNIFORMS AND FOOTWEAR. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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Heel cap does not go up the back. It is indicative of esprit de corps and morale within a unit. Army unless otherwise authorized by law. Leaders, at all qrmy, have a responsibility for implementing and applying the standards contained in this regulation to ensure the best interests of the Army, including our shared traditions and customs.
The M Russet Combat Boot was the Army’s standard leather boot until the transition began to black footwear to go with the new Army Green uniformsadopted September The Marines’ M boot changed from brown to fm in the mids.
Army or of other U. This includes the distinctive uniforms and uniform items listed in paragraph 1—12 of this regulation.
All illustrations in this regulation should coincide with the text. McNamara Boot, first pattern. Such boots meet military standards and may be officially procured at some time. General Found in Section 1. Army in the mids based on the previous Boots, Service, Combat, Russet Mnearly identical except for color. Proper wear of the Army uniform is a matter of personal pride for all Soldiers. The black leather combat boot was generally well-liked due to its sharp military appearance when shined and good qualities of foot support and protection.
New design boot fielded for all services instandard until Soldiers have an individual responsibility for ensuring their appearance reflects the highest level of professionalism. MIL-B standardizedissued at least tospec cancelled in How to recommend changes to Army uniforms Previous: If you have additional information or can correct any errors, please contact Olive-Drab. The laces and eyelets were brown or black, matching the boot’s leather color.
Army may wear a uniform, any part of which is similar to a distinctive part of the U. Army may wear the uniform, or a distinctive part of the uniform of the U. McNamara Boot, first pattern New design boot fielded for all services instandard until It also provides general information on the authorized material and design of uniforms and the uniform quality control system.
The end of the spit-shine requirement of the smooth black leather boots was welcomed by many but also seen as a step down from military tradition. Boots may have an official National Stock Number assigned, but nonetheless have never been actually procured and issued through supply channels. If you still have questions, you should consult with your commander as they have final say on all uniform and appearance matters.
Individuals may own multiple pairs, for example to wear issue boots to inspection, but purchase a more comfortable or supportive boot for daily use, owning several sets to meet different needs.
This table summarizes the models of Black Leather Combat Boots over those decades. At that time, the U. Issued boots were often customized by the addition of private purchase accessories.
NSN, to Size 9R dated December Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what’s out there. Issued with a full-length removable, urethane foam insert that has a fiberboard backing.
Services with, or on civilian clothes, except as provided in chapters 27 through 30 of this regulation. High cap on heel extends up back. Only uniforms, accessories, and insignia prescribed in this regulation or in the common tables of allowance CTAor as approved by Headquarters, Department of the Army HQDAwill be worn by personnel in the U. Sizes 3 to 14, XN to XW for men and women.
In an evolving series of models, the black leather combat boot remained an integral part of U.
Initially made with 10 sets of speed lace loops, but with Rev C of the specification 28 May changed to two sets of eyelets at the foot and eight sets of speed lace loops. The Army is a profession.
Effective 1 Octblack boots except safety boots and green jungle boots were no longer authorized for Marine wear, for all utility uniforms. Unless specified in this regulation, the commander issuing the clothing and equipment will establish wear policies for organizational clothing and equipment. The black leather combat boot was introduced to the U.