U.S.-Made Sneakers Become Standard-Issue For The Military

Before a change in the law in 2017, service members were given money to purchase athletic footwear, . Now, the military has contracted with manufacturers to provide sneakers, directly.

By Carson FrameMarch 4, 2019 10:00 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

New recruits at Lackland Air Force Base shuffle into a room stacked high with shoe boxes. They’re in the middle of one of their first rites of passage: uniform issue. Trainers usher them around to different clothing stations to be fitted for all types of gear. Some recruits look flustered. They wear camouflage with the tags still on it.

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