Shoes

Found in Section 27.23 Page 170

Applies to Gender Both

a. Shoes, oxford, black, female.

(1) Type. The shoes are clothing bag issue items.

(2) Description.

(a) The shoes are made from an approved specification or pattern, or from a similar commercial design and are

made of leather, poromeric, or patent leather. The shoe is a dress tie-oxford style, with at least three eyelets and a closed toe and heel, with the heel no higher than 2 inches. The shoe is plain, with no designs in the shoe material. (b) As an option, females may wear an ankle-high boot, similar to a jodhpur (riding) boot, when wearing slacks. If worn, the boot must be plain, without straps or buckles, with a non-contrasting heel and sole, and a heel no higher than

2 inches. An inconspicuously placed zipper is authorized.

(3) How worn. The oxford shoe is worn with the service, hospital duty, and food service uniforms.

b. Optional footwear, inclement weather, female.

(1) Type. The footwear is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. The footwear is a commercially designed, over-the-foot boot in black leather, rubber, or other

synthetic material. The boot must be plain and untrimmed, with heels no higher than 3 inches. The boots may have an inconspicuously placed zipper or snap-type closure.

(3) How worn. Females may wear these commercial boots with service uniforms while going to or from duty in inclement weather. They also may wear these boots with the dress and mess uniforms in inclement weather, while in transit. Personnel will exchange the boots for standard footgear when indoors.

c. Shoes, oxford, black, male.

(1) Type. The shoes are clothing bag issue items.

(2) Description.

(a) The shoes are made from an approved specification or pattern or from a similar commercial design, and are

made of leather, poromeric, or patent leather. The shoe is dress tie-oxford style, with at least three eyelets, and a closed toe and heel. The shoe is plain, with no designs in the shoe material.

(b) As an option, males may wear an ankle-high boot, similar to a jodhpur or chukka (riding) boot. If worn, the boot must be plain, without straps or buckles, with a non-contrasting heel and sole, and a heel no higher than 2 inches. An inconspicuously placed zipper is authorized.

(3) How worn. The oxford shoes are authorized for wear with service, dress, mess, evening mess, hospital duty, and food service uniforms.

d. Shoes, oxford, white, female.

(1) Type. The shoes are optional purchase items.

(2) Description. The shoes are made from an approved specification or pattern, or of a similar commercial design in

white leather, poromeric, or patent leather. The shoe style is dress tie oxford. If worn, the shoe must be plain and untrimmed, with no designs in the material. The shoe must have at least two eyelets, a closed toe and heel, a non- contrasting heel and sole, with the heel no higher than 2 inches.

(3) How worn. The shoes are worn with the hospital duty uniforms.

e. Shoes, oxford, white, male.

(1) Type. The shoes are optional purchase items.

(2) Description. The shoes are made from an approved specification or pattern, or of a similar commercial design in

white leather, poromeric, or patent leather. The shoe style is dress tie oxford. If worn, the shoe must be plain and untrimmed, with at least two eyelets, a closed toe and heel, and a non-contrasting heel and sole.

(3) How worn. The shoes are worn with the hospital duty uniforms.

f. Shoes, pumps, black or white, female.

(1) Type. Black service pumps are a one-time cash allowance item as part of the initial clothing bag allowance.

White service pumps are optional purchase items.

(2) Description. The pumps are of a commercial design in fine grain leather, poromeric, or patent leather. Suede

pumps are not authorized. The pumps are untrimmed, with a closed toe and heel. The heel must be at least 1⁄2 inch, but no more than 3 inches. The sole thickness will not exceed 1⁄2 inch.

(3) Wear.

(a) Black service pumps are authorized for wear by all female personnel with the service, dress, and mess uniforms, and the Army green uniform when worn as a dress uniform. The black service pumps are required for all female personnel.

(b) White service pumps are authorized for wear by all female personnel with the Army white dress and all-white mess uniforms.

g. Shoes, dress, pumps, black or white, fabric.

(1) Type. The shoes are optional purchase items.

(2) Description. The pumps are of a commercial design in black or white fabric. The pumps are untrimmed, with a closed toe and heel. The heel must be at least 1⁄2 inch but no more than 3 inches. The sole thickness will not exceed 1⁄2 inch. When a handbag is carried, the shoes and handbag must be made of the same material.

(3) Wear.

(a) Black dress fabric pumps are authorized for wear with the blue, black, and white mess uniforms; with all evening mess uniforms; and with the Army blue uniform after duty hours.

(b) White dress fabric pumps are authorized for wear with the all-white mess uniform, and with the Army white uniform after duty hours.

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