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Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Shoes, Dress (Black/Brown/White)
Article 3501.54


Brown Dress Shoe, Male

Dress White Shoe, Male 

Dress Black Shoe, Male 

 Black Dress Pump, Female

 Leather Black Dress Pump, Female

White Dress Pump, Female  





a. Males.  Plain toed, oxford style black, brown, or white, low quarter, lace shoe, made of smooth leather or synthetic leather.  The heel shall be an outside heel 3/4 inch - 7/8 inch high with a flat sole.

b. Females.  Plain black, brown or white dress pumps made of smooth leather or synthetic leather, with closed heels and toes.  The heels will be 5/8 inch to 2-5/8 inches in height as measured from the forward edge, and no wider than approximately 1-3/4 inches at the base.  The sole will be no thicker than approximately 1/4 inch.  Wedge heels are not authorized.  Flats are also authorized to be worn as dress shoes.  Flats will be of plain smooth or synthetic leather, brown, white or black as appropriate, slip-on, rounded and closed toe and heel and without ornamentation, designs, or decorative stitching.  The opening of the Flat is elongated and extends from the heel to the base of the toe mirroring the shape and appearance of the female dress shoe.  When worn, the bridge of the foot will not be covered and no portion of the toes will be exposed.  It will be constructed of full grain, dress shoe leather or a poromeric/synthetic material with a leather appearance in black, brown or white.  The outsole and heel shall be black for black and brown shoes, and white for white shoes and the heel will be a minimum of 1/4 inch.  The outsole will also be made of non-marking rubber with a traction design and have a heel between one-quarter and one-half inches.

Correct Wear


Keep well shined and in good repair.  Lace shoes from inside out through all eyelets and tie.

a. For shipboard restrictions, refer to article 1101.5.

b. Navy certified brown leather shoes and khaki socks are optional for personnel E-7 and above with khaki uniforms.


Dress pumps and Flats will be worn in the same manner as dress shoes to include hosiery.

Ownership Markings 

Initials only inside, near the top.


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