MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR

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ROUTINE

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SUBJ: MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR
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NAVADMIN 238/11

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SUBJ/MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR//



REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 156651/01JAN03//

AMPN/REF A IS NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN AUTHORIZES THE WEARING OF MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR WITH THE 
NAVY PHYSICAL TRAINING UNIFORM (PTU) DURING COMMAND/UNIT DIRECTED PHYSICAL 
TRAINING (PT), INDIVIDUAL PT, AND ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE THE SEMI-ANNUAL 
PHYSICAL READINESS TEST (PRT).

2.  MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR IS DEFINED AS SHOES THAT ALLOW THE FOOT TO FUNCTION 
NATURALLY WITHOUT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OR CUSHIONING.  ANY SHOE THAT 
IS MARKETED AS MINIMALIST OR BAREFOOT-LIKE FOOTWEAR (CURRENT TYPES SUCH AS THE 
- VIBRAM FIVE FINGERS, NIKE FREE SHOES, VIVO BAREFOOT SHOES, INOV-8 SHOE, AND
FEELMAX) ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE PTU.

3.   FILE THIS NAVADMIN UNTIL CHANGES ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE
QUARTERLY BUPERS DIRECTIVE CD-ROM CHANGE CONTAINING REF A.  IN THE INTERIM, 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UNIFORMS AND UNIFORMS POLICY, VISIT THE NAVY UNIFORM 
MATTERS WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/SUPPORT/UNIFORMS/PAGES/
DEFAULT2.ASPX.

4.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
    A.  MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL, OPNAV N131U, VIA E-MAIL AT 
ROBERT.B.CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL; CMDCM(SW/AW) MARTHA KASTLER VIA E-MAIL AT 
MARTHA.KASTLER(AT)NAVY.MIL; PSC(SW/AW) SHAWN LAFFERTY VIA E-MAIL AT 
SHAWN.LAFFERTY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

5.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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