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New Law Would Force Military to Supply US Made Running Shoes (Read 259 times)

nikers85


    Los Angeles, CA – 05/29/2013—If a new piece of legislation is passed, the US Military would be required to supply those entering basic training with running shoes made in the US.

     

    Current federal law requires the Department of Defense to supply troops with American made uniforms and equipment “to the greatest extent possible”. However, currently the law has not been applied to shoes worn by recruits in basic training.

     

    If passed, the DOD would have to purchase shoes from the New Balance company. New Balance is the only major manufacturer that makes running shoes in the United States.

    zonykel


      Why stop there?


      Prince of Fatness

        Same spammer that opened a couple of threads yesterday.

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          Why stop there?

           

          Yeah why not do something even more logical such as requiring railroads to put "no trespassing" signs near their tracks? Roll eyes


          just a simple cat

            The military supply running shoes?  I thought they just supply combat boots.

             

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            old woman w/hobby

              The military supply running shoes?  I thought they just supply combat boots.

               

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              cincyjacket


                The military supply running shoes?  I thought they just supply combat boots.

                 

                I'm a vet and that was my experience. I was issued combat boots, but I had to buy my own running shoes.

                zonykel


                  Now that you mention it, I think you're right. When I went to boot camp (way back in 1990), I had to bring my running shoes. Maybe things have changed (to avoid people bringing non-running shoes or just not bringing them at all).

                   

                   

                  I'm a vet and that was my experience. I was issued combat boots, but I had to buy my own running shoes.

                    I know the Canadian Armed Forces used to supply shoes, some old school guys are still using them  - they stopped issuing them at least 15 years ago, I think more than 20.

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                    Black-Toe-Nailed

                      If they do that I will certainly try to get myself a pair from military surplus.

                       

                      I bought myself a pair of Altama desert boots and I'm delighted.

                      If they d the same with running shoes they will certainly rock.

                       

                      I am however wondering what approach they will use. I hope minimalistic and rugged!

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                      then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter.
                      I am tired? That's besides the point. It's simply that I just have to."

                      Emil Zatopek

                        Same spammer that opened a couple of threads yesterday.

                         

                        yet we keep bumping it back up.

                         

                        kids nowadays..............................combat boots for PT, you don't need no stinkin' running shoes.

                        HaveSomeFun


                          Hi everyone first time poster here. I went through boot camp in 2010 and we were given an advance on our paychecks, if our drill sergeant said our running shoes were unsatisfactory we had to purchase some from supply which gave us asics at the time. Previous posters were correct in saying that combat boots were issued but not running shoes. I look forward to getting to know you all better.

                            This is a MAJOR improvement......When I was in the army we used to have to run wearing Combat Boots.........and then wonder why so many people had problems with their legs and feet......

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                            just a simple cat

                               

                              Yeah why not do something even more logical such as requiring railroads to put "no trespassing" signs near their tracks? Roll eyes

                               

                              Waste of money, everybody knows to not run near railroad tracks!  A moving train could suck you under the wheels!

                               

                              I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

                              jojo61397


                                What I find funny, is that my husband's first shirt started to bitch about the color of running shoes.  He doesn't like that they are now brightly colored.

                                Jodi

                                 

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