Does the Army have any regulations on boot lacing? I've looked through AR 670-1, and I've seen nothing about it at all. Does that mean that one can lace these using whatever method one sees fit(ladder, criss-cross, spider, etc.)? What about lace colors?
Uhm...I've always laced my boots right over left. That's just me. It all depends on what your Commander says about it. I've never really had to deal with this issue with anyone. I'm pretty sure that the lace colors have to match the color of the boots you're wearing. You can't walk around with green or yellow laces or black laces with desert boots. That's just common sense right there.
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the only thing I ever remember reading said boots will be laced from bottom to top. I dont think it gave a specific pattern. some wear them left over right, some right over left, some dont lace all the way to the top, some skip 1 or 2 holes. If you do find something, let us know!
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The boots are laced diagonally with black laces, with the excess lace tucked into the top of the boot under the bloused trousers or slacks, or wrapped around the top of the boot. Metal cleats and side tabs are not authorized for wear except by honor guards and ceremonial units in the performance of ceremonial duties. When metal cleats and side tabs are authorized for wear, commanders will furnish them to soldiers at no cost. Sewn-in or laced-in zipper inserts are not authorized.
Here is what I have from an e-mail: From: Stover, Steve MAJ OCPA Subject: Army Combat Uniform (ACU) Ensamble (Unclassified)
5E. Boots. Army combat boots (hot weather and temperate weather), and optional boots. 5E1. Army combat boots made of tan rough side out cattlehide leather with a plain toe and tan rubber outsoles. The boots are laced diagonally with tan laces, with the excess lace tucked into the top of the boot under the bloused trousers, or wrapped around the top of the boot.... 11. This message has been atuhorized by the Army G-1. 12. HQDA POC for the uniform wear policy is SGM Katrina Easley, firstname.lastname@example.org, DSN 426-5129, commercial (703) 696-5129 13. This message expires upon publication of the next AR 670-1 update. I don't know if this will go into the new regulation, but the Big Red One goes by this pretty strictly, and it is board question material. I hope that helps.
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