First off I am not military, but I am planning on going in within a year and had a question that may sound stupid but I have never heard the answer. When you first enter boot camp or OCS and you are issued your gear, are you given the opportunity to try on the gear and change it if it doesn't fit properly? Not so worried about clothes, but boots are a pretty important issue item in my opinion. I do alot of hiking/hunting/camping and I have had lots of problems finding the perfect fitting boots. I am a 12, 12 1/2, or 13 depending on which company the boots are manufactured by and I was wondering if I would be allowed to try on different sizes or am I going to be asked my size and given the boots I will be wearing period? I don't want to be stuck wearing boots that are going to rip up my feet the entire time I'm in training. Also is there a single specific manufacturer making boots for soldiers?, or does it depend on what they are stocking and who they're buying from at the time? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!