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#1
Morning Fellas, long story cut short:

Knee Injury, Rehab, Start running again, PT 03 trainers.

I have a pair of the pt03 pti designed trainers and i like them a lot, the problem is I can't exchange them for another pair as PT03's are only issued to phase 1 soldiers.

Basically im trying to build up a case to get a pair issued to me.

I could wear silver shadows but they dont give me the support that my sensitive lower limbs need and im not paying 70 odd quid for another pair.

I know I could go out and buy some but if the army wants me to run then they should give me the appropriate trainers to do so.

My question to you.........

Does anyone know why only Phase 1 soldiers get these? Are their feet more important than mine?

How do they exchange them when the time comes?

Do any other regiments get issued them?

Cheers in advance for your help and I apologise sincerely if this has been covered before.

Commz
 
#2
Started running again?

That implies you didn't run at all before the injury. Are you not required to some form of PT each week, therefore requiring trainers?

Anyway, the standard issue trainers are rubbish. I honestly don't know why they still bother issuing a bit of kit hardly anyone wears. Historically this would be commonplace, but nowadays most standard issue kit is fit for purpose.

The cynic in me reckons they issue the PT 03 trainers to recruits firstly, to avoid any compo claims, and secondly, in the hope that once trained, they will buy these trainers rather the endure the standard issue rubbish.
 
#3
Anyway, the standard issue trainers are rubbish. I honestly don't know why they still bother issuing a bit of kit hardly anyone wears. Historically this would be commonplace, but nowadays most standard issue kit is fit for purpose.
Ever wear road slappers then?

Now they were unfit for purpose.
 
#5
old_bloke said:
Anyway, the standard issue trainers are rubbish. I honestly don't know why they still bother issuing a bit of kit hardly anyone wears. Historically this would be commonplace, but nowadays most standard issue kit is fit for purpose.
Ever wear road slappers then?

Now they were unfit for purpose.
As in plimsols? Yep, issued those years back and not suprisingly only wore them once. One of the least fit for purpose bits of kit along with the "large" pack.
 
#6
Shoe choice is highly personal, oddly enough, and one shoe will not suit all.

Took me ages before I found out the the Mizuno Wave Inspire 5 suited my particular knees and trotters best

http://www.shoeguide.co.uk/

Sometimes no alternative but to get your wallet out
 
#7
Jerm said:
Started running again?

No, I did plenty of running but tore my crucia ligament which put a bit of a dampener on things!

I reckon you could be right about the compensation thing, most of the phase 2 soldiers have issued LOWA's now aswell, terrible feet the kids nowadays!
 
#8
EX_STAB said:
PT03's aren't that special.
They were the only trainers that the EFI in Bastion had at the time and I kind of like them now, just cant believe the price to get them replaced!!
 
#9
commzmeanzbombz said:
EX_STAB said:
PT03's aren't that special.
They were the only trainers that the EFI in Bastion had at the time and I kind of like them now, just cant believe the price to get them replaced!!
£60 doesn't seem that much for a pair of running shoes these days.
But I take the point about paying for them yourself.

I presume that they were classed as a 'One Time Issue' then?
 
#10
commzmeanzbombz said:
Jerm said:
Started running again?

No, I did plenty of running but tore my crucia ligament which put a bit of a dampener on things!

I reckon you could be right about the compensation thing, most of the phase 2 soldiers have issued LOWA's now aswell, terrible feet the kids nowadays!
I've heard people say "if you get a medical chit then they'll order LOWAs for you..." but what condition would merit this?
 
#11
Ace_Rimmer said:
commzmeanzbombz said:
Jerm said:
Started running again?

No, I did plenty of running but tore my crucia ligament which put a bit of a dampener on things!

I reckon you could be right about the compensation thing, most of the phase 2 soldiers have issued LOWA's now aswell, terrible feet the kids nowadays!
I've heard people say "if you get a medical chit then they'll order LOWAs for you..." but what condition would merit this?
my over-pronation did it... as just issuing a new footbed was seemingly too much like hard work.

free altbergs :)
 
#12
Gremlin said:
commzmeanzbombz said:
EX_STAB said:
PT03's aren't that special.
They were the only trainers that the EFI in Bastion had at the time and I kind of like them now, just cant believe the price to get them replaced!!
£60 doesn't seem that much for a pair of running shoes these days.
But I take the point about paying for them yourself.

I presume that they were classed as a 'One Time Issue' then?
I bought my first pair believing that from then on they were going to be issued. I think the recruits ones may be one time issue as there doesn't seem to be a replacement process anywhere for them.

£60 quid isn't a lot I agree but I am a Yorkshireman and resent paying for anything.

Just out of interest where have you seen them for £60? I can only seem to find them for £70 plus
 
#15
therealbigdizzle said:
Ace_Rimmer said:
commzmeanzbombz said:
Jerm said:
Started running again?

No, I did plenty of running but tore my crucia ligament which put a bit of a dampener on things!

I reckon you could be right about the compensation thing, most of the phase 2 soldiers have issued LOWA's now aswell, terrible feet the kids nowadays!
I've heard people say "if you get a medical chit then they'll order LOWAs for you..." but what condition would merit this?
my over-pronation did it... as just issuing a new footbed was seemingly too much like hard work.

free altbergs :)
Ok, good stuff. Do you have to actually go down with an injury before they do it though? Only I overpronate and I'd much rather pre-empt it as I've never suffered with shin splints up to this point, so I don't want to start now!!

PS: sorry for hijacking the thread a bit.
 
#16
get thee to a proper running shop loads of addresse's in runners world there prod and poke your feet make you run up and down in various types of shoes till you get thats suitable.
sometimes you have to pay extra
 

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