Recommended Boots and Shoes


Shoes must be plain black leather or patent leather military style. The shoes will have a non- contrasting sole and normal standard heel. Rubber soles are recommended due to the climate in Vermont. Shoes are not allowed to have a toe cap or stitching across the toe and may not be slip-on in style.


Boots must be a tan military-style combat boots, 8” Field Boot. No side zippers, No Air Force Sage boots, No Marine Corps Olive boots allowed.

There are three style boots that we, at the Uniform Store, recommend for incoming rooks based on experience and testing. With our experience we feel that a temperate (gortex) or a summer boot are the best for the initial months and the Rook should look into winter boots after some time in the colder weather.






Waterproof Liner

Waterproof Liner


Slightly warmer



Sole better for winter months

Sole better for winter months

Feet stay cooler

Takes longer to dry

Takes longer to dry

Not waterproof


Feet may sweat in warmer environments


Belleville 390

Belleville 790

Rocky 101-1

Rocky C4 Trainer


For ordering and examples, visit:

Belleville: Belleville Boots Shop

Rocky: Rocky C4 Trainer

Bates Footwear: Bates Low Quarter

Recruits with questions, or having difficulty finding the correct boot or shoe, should contact the Cadet Uniform Store at 802-485-2206 or visit them online at Uniform Store.

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