4 Reasons Why You Should Break-In Your Boots Before Your Mission

Break In Your Military Combat Boots

You just purchased a new pair of boots and you are admiring how great they look. Then you realize you will be deploying in the next couple weeks on a mission. Here are 4 reasons to break in your boots before you deploy.

  1. Avoid painful injuries: The number of potential injuries you can inflict on yourself range from blisters to torn ligaments. Even a simple blister can really ruin your day, especially if you have long marches or a long distance to travel on foot
  2. Increase comfort: Usually boots are pretty tough and hard when first used, you should break in your boots so your feet become accustomed to the boots. It is much easier to accomplish your mission when your feet are comfortable.
  3. Increase focus: Have you ever had a toothache? It is completely distracting and it is hard to take your mind off the pain. When you have a toothache, the only thing you are thinking about is the pain in your tooth. It is similar to the pain caused by boots that haven’t been broken-in. If you don’t have any pain, then there is nothing to distract you from your objective.
  4. Accomplish mission: The reason you are on a mission is to accomplish the mission. With one less thing to worry about (ie your boots and feet) you can remain completely focused on the mission; accomplishing the objective effectively and efficiently.