The United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Ministry of Defence (MOD) spend a considerable sum on boots for its personnel across the three Services. Between 2004 and 2018, the MOD spent £211,110,250 on boots across four contracts. Between 2017 and 2022, the MOD will spend a further £59,400,000 across another three contracts. Reference FOI Request FOI2018/07154 dated 25 July 2018.… Read More
Military fitness is a demanding practice for the whole body, but as your feet are at the very root of your entire being, it is often this region which absorbs the highest impact. For this reason, the fallen arches of flat feet can quickly turn into a training nightmare, due to the lack of support… Read More
Research Paper Title The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot-Drill. Background High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal [MSK] overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot-drill is a repetitive impact loading occupational activity and involves striking the ground violently with… Read More
Running for British Army recruits commences in Week 7 with the outdoor training shoe (currently the Magnum Shoe Fitness Trainer). The speed of training runs are based on 75% maximum heart rate. The British Army no longer runs in boots as part of training activity. Reference FOI 2017/79625/05/01 dated 17 November 2017.
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. References FOI 2017/79625/05/01 dated 17 November 2017. Sinclair, J. & Taylor, P.J. (2014) Influence… Read More