- Two questions about the packing list:
Is there a specific brand of running shoes they want us to bring to OCS?
- Is it really necessary to bring two pairs of go-fasters to PLC Juniors or seniors considering they are both only six week segments?
First, very moto use of the term “go-fasters.” No need to use that OCS-specific word for “running shoes” anywhere but OCS. You’ll be socially awkward at the appropriate time, as a candidate on liberty and a boot 2nd Lt. No need to rush things.
- No specific brand–whatever running shoe is best for you.
- It is extremely helpful to have two pairs on hand and may make the difference between your success and failure. The reason is not that your shoes will wear out, it’s that you will frequently (almost daily) run through water, mud, etc, and either you can swap out for your dry, clean pair, or your shoes never get a chance to dry out.
Dirty, wet, nasty shoes will contribute to many foot problems, most likely is (infected) blisters. If you can’t afford another pair of shoes, good luck, but if it’s easy for you to bring two pairs, you’ll be happy you have them.