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Dress shoes must be plain black leather or patent leather military style. The shoes will have a noncontrasting sole and normal standard heel. Rubber soles are recommended because of Vermont’s climate. Shoes are not allowed to have a toe cap or stitching across the toe and may not be slip-on in style. Our recommended dress shoe is the Bates Low Quarter Oxford.


Boots must be a tan military-style combat boots, 8 inch 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 (Gor-Tex) 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.


  • Unlined
  • Lightweight
  • Quick-drying
  • Feet stay cooler
  • Not waterproof
Our selection:


  • Waterproof Liner
  • Slightly warmer
  • Sole better for winter months
  • Takes longer to dry
Our selection


  • Waterproof liner
  • Insulated
  • Sole better for winter months
  • Takes longer to dry
  • Feet may sweat in warmer environments
Our selection:

Recruits with questions, or having difficulty finding the correct boot or shoe, should call the Cadet Uniform Store at 802-485-2206

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