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hello there,im looking into joining the army sometime next year,my fall back is that i have what is called a taliors bunion on both sides of both feet..i plan on having surgery to have them taken off.whats my chance of getting through meps after the surgery and having flat feet? i am trying to stay open minded and determinded till i get dqed or pass meps.what do yall think??? thanks
 
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I joind the army with flat feet back in 2000 and my dad has flat feet as well when he joined.
 
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I had flat feet when I joined in 2000, too.

Be careful, though...I was also prone to sprained ankles (partially because of the flat feet) and I ended up having to have foot surgery when I was 24.
 
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I'm hoping,I'll keep my fingers crossed
 
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I know for me and my flat feet, it came down to the boots. With the issued boots I had to put some doctor scholls inserts to make it work.

I ended up getting oakley's which work alot better for me.

During basic not only did i have the issue with the boots, I had a big issue with the running shoes.

They made us buy their running shoes, so they new you had proper foot wear. The issue is new balance, the ones i had to get, don' have the support I needed. So after a month, and darn near getting stress fractures in my feet, I told my DS that either I get my nike's back or I go on profile. (Obviously I was tactful in doing this)

So you can do it... you just need to find the equipment that makes it work for you. But don't use it an excuse to get out of doing things.
 
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All you can do is show up and present them with your unique situation at MEPS and they will tell you from there.

Good Luck.


Do you want to know what Army Basic Training and Army Life is "really" like?

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