when you get there, 3 things will happen:
*You will be given everything you need, less the things you got told to take with you.
*You will be told how to wear everything you have been given.
*You will be told how to look after everything you have been given.
Knowing at this stage whether you will be issued brown or black boots will not help you in the slightest. Getting off ARRSE and going for a run, however, would.
Whether its old or new gear, the same principle applies, you will be expected to iron it and turn yourself out in an acceptable manner. You will probaly find most of the new gear will be issued to you upon on arrival at Battalion.