Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


kickars

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0:35: folks on the deck get to wear Nike running shoes.
0:43: everyone in the ship must wear heavy black leather boots

Anybody know why?
Those two needed to stand there for long period of time. I’m sure they were allowed to wear something more comfortable of their own. However, I don’t think others who were running inside the ship were doing some sort of hour long marathon though. They were simply trying to get from A to B quickly. And as those black boots are their standard issues and part of their uniform, it only makes sense they wear them during those normal situations.
 

Dishi

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0:35: folks on the deck get to wear Nike running shoes.
0:43: everyone in the ship must wear heavy black leather boots

Anybody know why?
I'm not sure why they're wearing running shoes during that part of the clip. From my experience in the navy, running shoes can be worn if you're doing PT or off watch when onboard ships for long deployments so that might have been an impromptu PR shot where they just grabbed 2 guys who happened to be just chilling around for the cameras, it happens sometimes and details are disregarded as we don't expect civilians to really scrutinize it so closely lol. And the black boots issued are typically flame and slip resistant, and are quick release for overboard scenarios. They sometimes have Kevlar soles and steel toe caps for better protection. You're expected to wear the boots at all times when on watch.
 

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