Hello I wanted to thank you all for the great answers you gave to me, and all the information, too, regarding boots for army cadets. Unfortunately my son has decided to quit army cadets after only a short time. I am disappointed in him for not at least trying it for a bit longer, but I am hopping mad at my ex-h for not supporting me, but then, I suppose that's why we're divorced anyway! Not even the fact that there were 'girls' could influence my son to stay! Anyway,just to say thank you to all, it was much appreciated.