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0010899Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Militarypublic2018-09-15 08:322019-11-13 21:56
Adequate Swimmer 
0010899: Military dwarves wearing shoes don't equip boots
Military dwarves will not equip metal boots reliably.
They will interrupt training and activity in order to equip (non-armored) shoes whenever a new pair becomes available.
A dwarf will only equip armored boots if no shoes are available anywhere in the fortress.
Because a shoe will always be available after the first dwarf equips the first steel boot, the maximum number of boots present in a squad will always be one.
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child of 0000535acknowledged Toady One Equipping weapons/armor on military is erratic 
Issue History
2018-09-15 08:32Adequate SwimmerNew Issue
2018-09-15 08:34Adequate SwimmerNote Added: 0038803
2018-09-15 10:08LociNote Added: 0038805
2018-09-15 10:08LociAssigned To => Loci
2018-09-15 10:08LociStatusnew => needs feedback
2018-09-15 21:44LociNote Edited: 0038805bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0038805#r15776
2018-09-15 21:45LociStatusneeds feedback => acknowledged
2018-09-15 21:45LociSummaryMilitary dwarves with "individual choice" don't equip boots => Military dwarves wearing shoes don't equip boots
2018-09-15 21:46LociRelationship addedchild of 0000535
2019-11-13 21:56LociNote Added: 0039584

Adequate Swimmer   
2018-09-15 08:34   
Probably related to 0010744 and/or 0010855
2018-09-15 10:08   
(edited on: 2018-09-15 21:44)
Shoes do not permit the addition of boots, and your military dwarves aren't smart enough to remove the shoes in order to equip their boots. You can toggle them to "Replace clothing" so their civilian shoes will not block military boots.

2019-11-13 21:56   
Workaround: adding [SHAPED] tags to both shoes and boots allows the fix for helms replacing caps to apply to boots and shoes too.