AR 670-1 Boots
From Army Regulation (AR) 670-1
- Boot height: 8" – 10"
- Sole height: less than 2 inches
- Tan flesh-side out cattlehide leather
- All leather or leather/nylon upper
- No sole over the toe
- No mesh fabric
- Matching sole color
- Rubber outsole
- Plain toe without sole heel rise
(3) Optional boots.
(a) As an option, Soldiers may wear commercial boots of a design similar to that of the Army combat boot (tan), as authorized by the commander. The boots must be between 8 to 10 inches in height and made of tan flesh-side out cattlehide leather, with a plain toe and a soling system matching the color of the tan upper materials. Rubber and polyether polyurethane are the only outsole materials that are authorized. The soling materials will not exceed 2 inches in height, when measured from the bottom of the outsole, and will not extend up the back of the heel or boot or over the top of the toe. The exterior of the boot upper will not contain mesh but will be constructed of either all leather or a combination of leather and nonmesh fabric. Soldiers may wear optional boots in lieu of the Army combat boot (tan), as authorized by the commander; however, they do not replace issue boots as a mandatory possession item.
Read the entire AR 670-1 document here.
A copy of SMA Raymond Chandler's Explanation