Let me tell you, in order to be in "Proper" uniform, boots have to be tied tight. I say tight, I mean if you can fit a finger into the boot, its not tight enough. And you wear that boot for hours (pray you never wear it for days, you had a rough couple days if you did), and when they come off, your ankles get so god damn itchy. Its not something that only a few people experience either, I've heard many jokes and references to itchy ankles. You can sit there and scratch your ankles bloody, and it will still be too good to stop scratching.
Now, if you will excuse me, I'm going back to scratching my ankles.