Question: Does military footwear generally outlast all civilian footwear?
I am getting really tired of having to fix up three month old, expensive shoes with crazy glue and silicone because they're falling apart already. I work in Asia, and I have really big feet - there is no way I can get shoes for myself until I get back to Europe or Oz once a year. Now I've just bought some US Army parade shoes in the hope they'll last through the year. Will they? Can anyone recommend some army shoes I can wear with jeans and tweed jacket? I'm a lecturer and work at universities, so can't look too militaristic.
Try the military Clothing and Sale Stores on Special Forces Bases. Green Berets, Paratroopers and Infantry use to have excellent / quality boots and shoes back in the early days. Bases like Ft Bragg and Ft Benning use to supply them in Military Stores. Go on line!
I still have serviceable jungle boots that were issued to me in 1968.
I dunno about real army, but my schools ROTC program gives out some kickass formal army shoes. I think they were made by vibrahms.. If an army surplus store doesn't have them a men's footware place may. They're made for marching in a full class-A uniform so they have to be durable.