Yay, health and safety *text deleted**text deleted*ing culture. Podiatrist recomended mine... what the *text deleted**text deleted* else do they want?!
Takes the piss. Balls to it, ima go for a run to get this idiocy outta my head haha
Bit unfair if someone can only afford a £30 pair of trainers, and you turn up in £700 rocket shoes or something.
For the boots, I think the logic is that they want to prove you can meet the standards in the issue. If you're on operation at some remote forward base in Afghanistan and your boots fall apart, they won't be able to get your tailor fitted gucci boots sent to you, it'll just be the standard issue boot.