Minimalist combat boots for ACUs?

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  1. JTodd56058

    JTodd56058 Barefooters
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    I am active duty military and do all my running barefoot or with VFFs. However, I have to wear the desert boots with my daily uniform, and they hurt my feet. Does anyone know of any minimalist desert boots that are within regulations? Thanks!



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    Thank you for your service,

    Thank you for your service, Jay, and welcome to the club. I feel for you having to wear uncomfortable footwear. Hopefully, one of our military members will chime in hear with some real help.
     
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    http://barefootrunners.org/bu

    http://barefootrunners.org/build2/forum-topic/minimal-combat-boot Here's a thread from a while ago.
     
  4. Jeepmonkey

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     Check out the Wolverines. 

    Check out the Wolverines. They have a Vibram sole and are pretty comfortable. Very lightweight and flexible. I bought a pair when I was deployed last year.
     
  5. JTodd56058

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    Thanks, guys!  I'll check

    Thanks, guys! I'll check them out.
     
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    one of my guys has the Nike

    one of my guys has the Nike SFB. He likes it but its really soft and if you do a lot of walking, it will probably wear quick.
     
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    Thanks, brother!  I looked at

    Thanks, brother! I looked at those, and I agree that they are pretty soft. My other option is to get a used pair of old desert jungle boots (the Stormin' Normans), have a shop resole them with a thin, flat sole. We'll see how that turns out.
     
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    you know I was actually

    you know I was actually thinking about that myself. if you do that, let me know how that goes! I have SEVERAL pairs of issued boots I could have it done too. Another pair I have taken notice to that are considerbly lighter that I think are brand new are the Magnum Spider 8.1 Desert HPI. They ain't minimal perhaps but they are considerably lighter than issue boots!
     

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