ARMY TM 10-227 PDF

This manual supersedes TM , dated 29 July manual directly to: Commander, US Army Soldier and Biological Chemical. FITTING OF ARMY UNIFORMS AND FOOTWEAR. SUPERSEDURE NOTICE: TM dated 20 April supersedes TM dated 10 June TECHNICAL MANUAL FITTING OF ARMY UNIFORMS AND FOOTWEAR. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

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This includes the distinctive uniforms and uniform items listed in paragraph 1—12 of this regulation. Effective 1 Octblack boots except safety boots and green jungle boots were no longer authorized for Marine wear, for all utility uniforms.

General Found in Section 1. Issue laces were replaced by more favored types, rough-out boots were smoothed and polished, heel and sole patterns were changed, various cushion inserts were tried, and other mods were made as desired by the soldiers for fashion or functional improvements.

AR 670-1: A Visual Guide to Army Uniforms, Insignia and Policies

Number of eyelets or speed loops can vary by shoe size. Please note that our additions are not part of the Army Regulations — they are only provided to help you understand the policies better.

It also provides general information on the authorized material and design of uniforms and the uniform quality control system. If you have additional information or can correct any errors, please contact Olive-Drab.

The M Russet Combat Boot was the Army’s standard leather boot until the transition began to black footwear to go with the new Army Green uniformsadopted September The end of the spit-shine requirement of the smooth black leather boots was welcomed by many but also seen as a step down from military tradition.

Army may wear the uniform, or a distinctive part of the uniform of the U. Sizes 3 to 14, XN to XW for men and women. The laces and eyelets were brown or black, matching the boot’s leather color. Unless specified in this regulation, the commander issuing the clothing and equipment will establish wear policies for organizational clothing and equipment. No item governed by this regulation will be altered in any way that changes the basic design or the intended concept of fit as described in TM 10— and AR —84, including plating, smoothing, or removing detail features of metal items, or otherwise altering the color or appearance.


For good results, try entering this: Army in the mids based on the previous Boots, Service, Combat, Russet Mnearly identical except for color. Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what’s out there. Boots may have an official National Stock Number assigned, but nonetheless have never been actually procured and issued through supply channels.

Catalog Record: Fitting of Army uniforms and footwear | Hathi Trust Digital Library

Additionally, no person except a member of the Armmy. How to recommend changes to Army uniforms Previous: The Marines’ M boot changed from brown to black in the mids.

It has been a common practice for individuals to purchase non-issue black leather combat boots, a practice that is tolerated so long as the purchased boots meet military standards for both performance and appearance. NSN, McNamara Boot, first pattern.

Therefore, at any given time the boots worn by a soldier or Marine might not be any of the standardized boots listed on this page.

MIL-B standardizedissued at least tospec cancelled in New design boot fielded for all services instandard until Please turn on the Javascript on your browser to see the more than one thousand Olive-Drab.

See also WW2 Books. AR 70—1 prescribes Department of the Army DA policies, responsibilities, and administrative procedures by which all clothing and individual equipment used by Army personnel are initiated, designed, developed, tested, approved, fielded, and modified.

NSN, to Combination polyurethane mid-sole and durable lug rubber out-sole ensure shock absorbency and traction. The Black Leather Combat Boot was worn with Army field uniforms, with trousers bloused into the boot tops, from the mids until approximatelywhen the Battle Dress Uniform was phased out. The Army is a profession. In earlysoldiers who still had the russet color boots were instructed to use shoe dye to change the color to black, although russet boots were still being issued in the early s as supplies were drawn down.


Black leather version of the M Russet Combat Bootmt in qrmy based on Army-wide transition to black footwear starting 1 Sep Size 9R dated December Such boots meet military standards and may be officially procured at some time.

Ten sets of eyelets. Some units have adopted their own alternate standard for morale or historical reasons. Explanation of abbreviations and terms Back to index.

All illustrations in this regulation should coincide with the text. The change was not just for appearance since black leather boots are not compatible with camouflage and also reflect as hot spots in night vision viewers. The table is not exhaustive. Individuals may own multiple pairs, for example to wear issue boots to inspection, but purchase a more comfortable or supportive boot for daily use, owning several sets to meet different needs.

At that time, the U. There are many fine websites that have additional information on this topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go.

Issued boots were often customized by the addition of private purchase agmy. Proper wear of the Army uniform is a matter of personal pride for all Soldiers. General Information and Responsibilities Introduction Responsibilities. Heel cap does not go up the back.