FiveFingers and Army Uniform Policy
I've been using FiveFingers for over a year now, and several times while in Army PT's.
Just today, someone told me that they were not allowed anymore and then blabbed on about some mass email. Obviously, I ignored said person because it wasn't banned in my unit's uniform policy nor does AR 670-1 ban minimalist shoes. However, I checked a little deeper on the issue and found this:
According to this information, they may have been banned in TRADOC. Apparently this means that the Army is looking deeper into minimalist shoes before making an Army-wide decision.
This will make me a very sad panda. FiveFingers are great when lifting weights and I can run in them without having my knees hurt.
Does anyone have anymore information on this?
And what is everyone's opinion on this issue? Should minimalist shoes be banned?