It does help to be able to feel the strength of laces. Had more than one pair of leather laces break after a few days of wear. Don't you have a local cobbler? They usually have racks of leather laces of all lengths.
A few more shots of the derby nut brown boots in evening sunset. Was on the fence buying them, but the make is really nice and the pics on viberg's site don't do them justice. Love the tone on these.
Jumprope by toys r' us.