So I was wondering what kind of shoes Spain wears in his military outfit, the outfit with the bandages on his calves. I'm not sure if they're combat boots or what, and it's hard to find reference pictures of that outfit.
It looks to me like shoes that are almost dress shoes. That is what I use for my cosplay. I use black ones as do most people normally but dark brown works too. Like EseCulo said, you can also use really short military boots. I have seen that a lot on other cosplayers.
Ahh it really is black, you are right! Actually, I use the brown one because it was the first one I ever used and all my other ribbons were so stiff that it looked awkward around my neck. Plus I am really weird and like matching. So I guess it was just a personal choice? Lots of fanart and such uses brown too so I don't think anyone would say anything about accuracy. I see cosplayers use both~