Hello all, After searching Arrse to no avail i have a question (this will follow after a brief bit of background rabbling). I recently recieved my JI's for a course i am attending in late September. On these JI's it states that all students are to only wear issue boots and that there is a correct procedure laid out for those who cant wear them to wear non-issue boots on medical grounds. Now i found that after approx 2 years that i just could not get along with issue boots not because im a girly whinge but because i have Heel Spurs on my heel.. ie. a bit of extra bone that protrudes out enough to really, really! piss me off. I thought that after 2 years yomping around and trying 3 different boot sizes i would invest in my own comfortable slipper like boots. I now have Lowas and find these work like a dream (ive had these near on 2 years).. Now becasue im a TA bod with a reasonable income it was obviously easier to just purchase a pair of my own boots without the drama of having the Army get them for me (which can take months apparently). But now i have this issue with what it says in the JI's! How does one go about getting the paper work/chit to say you have stupid feet and cant wear issue boots? Or shall i just ignore the JI's, wear my own, cross my fingers and hope that the RaS Man doesnt scream at me and send me home with my tail between my legs for not reading the dare i say petty rule on boots!!? Sorry to take up a rather large chunk of your time reading my rabble, but i would appreciate any help on offer regarding this ever so boring boot matter that i am evidently now slightly obsessed with. Thanks again.