Boots!

#1
Daft question, maybe, but do you get boots/shoes at Raleigh in half sizes? I only ask because at HMS Cally i wanted 5 1/2 and got a 6. Now i know this is most likely because they only have so many to go around and i wasn't the only one with large boots, but i'm curious because i've just got my Raleigh self-measurement form. I want 5/12 if possible, but if not, then 5, not 6. They seem to come up big anyway.

Any help appreciated.
 
#4
I was wearing three pairs at Cally :) Really i just don't want something as daft as too large boots to interfere with drill- which they did at the RNAC. My feet kept dragging off the floor and i kept kicking people because i didn't know where my toes were :oops:

If they don't do half sizes, that's ok, i just need to know so i can put something else on my measurement form.
 
#5
hi snappers
boots and shoes come in size (what ever size you need) then small, meduim or large
so if you have size 5 1/2 then you will either have a size 6 small or meduim or a size 5 large, I am a size 5 meduim. I am a normal size 5 but have a broad feet so I normaly have to get size 5 1/2 shoes or boots.
one way of checking I know this is cheeky but go into an army surplus store with a tick pair of socks and try on a size 5 med or lrg or even a size 6.
hope this helps
ship_rat
 
#6
Call yourself a boxer ! Your a puff sort it out .Tuck your chin in ,and your exposeing your body there tuck your elbows in as well.
 
#8
yeah I saw that too, I checked that, as i am a 5 meduim i had to circle the large on the form.
I would check with the army surplus store, trust me get the wrong boots and you will know about it,( painfull yrs of experance with ill fitting boots!) I think you will get a way with a 5 large if not a 6 small, but i would definately get it checked.
ship_rat
ps if you need a 6 small circle the med part of the form.
 
#10
Spot on snapdragon I am welsh and a little punch drunk because it took me years of boxing to reralise I was crap. Your answer was a good one . Keep up with the boxing in the RN as well. Oh ref the boots always go up a size never go down a size otherwise you will have sore feet. RN training is hardly tough anyway
. Enjoy!
 
#11
What's the boxing like in the RN? I've never done western boxing, the punches are much faster than Thai ones. The techniques are a little different.

I'm a little torn on the boots issue, the size 6 at the RNAC was over the top, they shook around on my feet, i was always tripping up!

Edit: PS. Sorry for calling you English, can we have it in Welsh? ;)
 

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