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It's all about the boot chit. I apparently have less than no arches and the issued boots were giving me stress fractures like crazy. Switched to Danners... Smooth sailing. I got a pair of desert Danners and i freaking love them. A little heavy... a little sweaty... but they are tough as hell and you feel like you are wearing weapons on our feet. I just got a pair of Desert Converse boots... I have yet to put them to the test... but friends who have the black converse boots have been watching them fall apart... so i'm not real enthused. But in closing... with the amount of time you spend on your feet, I'd highly suggest dropkicking your issued boots into the nearest woodchipper and purchasing a quality pair of boots. They literally make every minute of every day better. I know lots of guys who say they don't mind the issued boots... well for something as essential as boots... i'd rather love them than be able to tolerate them. To this day, my boots are the best piece of pseudo issued kit i own and definitely the best kit purchases i've made.