He could, but wearing bulled shoes to school probably ain’t the most sensible idea!
Go for the half-way house solution, pair of leather-soled Oxfords = posh DMS. Get second layer of sole leather stitched on (for rigidity & keeps feet warmer/drier in winter, add metal toe tips & metal “horse shoe” heel, beeswax the toecaps. Very durable - had 2 pairs that lasted well over 10 years, & got a very good price when I sold them on too.[/quote]
Surely, (engaging pedant mode) applying the letter of the regs, cadets and staff can’t wear leather soled shoes in no.2 dress? Oxfords are authorised for no.1s, (but I don’t wear mine as they refuse to polish as nicely as my DMS), but only DMS shoes are authorised for No.2
DMS means Direct Moulded Sole, so can only be made of rubber?
I don’t particularly care, but it is an interesting thought.
Personally, haven worn Ammo Boots for re-enactment purposes and film extra work, I wouldn’t wear them in the ACO for love nor money. Awful things.