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I would agree with Hatchetman about what to wear on your feet. Use the kit supplied to you, it is given to your for a reason. The reason I know this is that I learned it by watching a fellow recruit during QL3 who decided to experiment with his own sock layering technique, using three pairs of white socks and some high-tec crap from a outdoor clothing store. After about 6 km out of that damn 14 km ruck march, he couldn't walk anymore do to the pain in his feet. He wasn't a pus either. When we got back to our tents, he had his feet up on the cot and a medic was taking his boots and socks off. When the medic removed his last par of socks, the ones in contact with his feet, the skin came off with it. The skin peeled right off the bottom of his feet in a perfect shape of a foot, toes and all! Kind of looked like one of those bathtub grip tapes shaped as a foot. He was forced to redo his training in the winter. My feet were fine with what I was issued.