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December 21st, 2004  

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Hey I was wondering if anyone could lend some advice on jump boots. I was planning on investing in a pair in case I get an Airborne slot this summer. I figure even if I donít get one this summer Iíll be going sometime in the next 3 years so itís just more time to break them in. Pretty much everyone from our program that has gone to Benning has said if they could do it over again they would spend the money on a pair of good boots because it really makes a difference and Iím not wanting to find out the hard way. There was 2 pairs I was looking at in Ranger Joeís and one (Corcoran I XC Jump Boots) had it in the title which lead me to believe they were more designed with the Airborne soldier in mind, but then I noticed that they have about as much tread on the bottom as the loafers I wear to church. Is it normal for jump boots to have little to no tread and if so why? If they were strictly garrison boots I canít imagine why they would name them something which indicated they were to be used in the field, but if they are field boots I canít imagine why they have hardly any tread. Any advice from any cadet, soldier, marine, airman or sailor who has gone to jump school would be greatly appreciated.
December 21st, 2004  

I was thinking about buying these, you can also buy them in brown.

But I'm only a Sea Cadet, But my Math teacher in the 82nd told me these would be a good pair to purchase.
December 22nd, 2004  
I had a pair of corcoran II's....great boot...highly recommended

December 27th, 2004  
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I had Corcoran Is and had them re-soled with Vibrams and stacked (thick rubber inner sole to add cusion). Made it a nice boot alright, but I guess the Corcoran IIs now have that built-in.
December 27th, 2004  
The jump boots I saw in the early 60 s had zippers along the inside of the uppers. Were these factory made or custom?
December 28th, 2004  
zippers are not authorized for wear in any boot in the US Army...you may see some people in BDU's with HITECHS or boots with zippers on the sides or down the laces. These folks are in the Air Force. Neither type is authorized to wear in any case, in any uniform, unless you are in some special SOCOM unit that goes beyond the uniform regulation for the good of the mission.
December 29th, 2004  
My advice is DON'T get jump boots!!! Stick with the good old fashioned leg boots the ones you are issued in basic training for jump school. You do not want to be running everyday in a stinking pair of hard soled stiff leathered boots. If you are going to jump school I highly advise sticking to the good ole leg boots.
December 29th, 2004  

I got the first one for CAP when i get more money a job i will by much better ones
December 29th, 2004  
Knowing the way TRADOC does things...I doubt you are authorized to wear anything but your issue quick lace boots during jump school...

After jump school, I went to the 82nd and never wore those boots again...either jungle boots, corchran II's, or goretex for the rest of my career...
December 29th, 2004  
During jump school you are allowed to wear any all black leather boots. You are not authorized to wear the jungle boots green or black. as I said before just stick with the traditional issue boots. Plus if you wear jump boots they will ride you very hard about it being as you are still a LEGS.

(Low Efficiency Ground Soldier)

I personally wear the Jungle boots any time I am not in a military school. They are much better especially in the outdoor terrain. You will want to wear the All Leather boots during your first few jumps until your ankles get used to the impact.