What Training Shoes are Issued to British Army Recruits?

Prior to 2017, the British Army issued Silver Shadows, PT-03 (cross-trainer), and PT1000 (running shoes) to recruits.

The current training shoes issued to recruits are:

  • The Magnum shoe fitness trainer for outdoor use; and
  • The Hi Tec Viper Court for indoor use.


FOI 2017/79625/05/01 dated 17 November 2017.

Sinclair, J. & Taylor, P.J. (2014) Influence of new military athletic footwear on the kinetics and kinematics of running in relation to army boots. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(10):2900-8. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000477.


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