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How do you guys put on lace up ankle boots? I received my MacAdam and they look SO sharp! But putting them on is a total hassle. If they are laced up all the way, there is no way to get my foot in without putting a lot of strain on the shaft and tongue area and really jamming it in. But if I undo the laces, then I have to do them back up.

 

So far my solution has been to lace them standard up a few eyelets, and then thread the lace laterally up each side instead of crossing over as normal, and then tie them at the top, so I get the secure knot at the top and a snug fit from bottom to mid (the upper half/quarter is loose, but then secured at the top) and then when I untie them, they automatically loosen all the way back down to the lower quarter/half without me having to unlace them all the way down to be able to get my foot out/in.

 

Is there a better way to be doing this? 

 

1) Buy the right size boot. If the boot is too short or too narrow, getting you foot in will be tougher.

2) Buy boots with speed hooks.

3) Use over-under lacing

 

My Eagle Countys have little trouble with this, but I have 3 speed hooks. Sometimes I need to relace the top open eyelet, so I'm happy my next pair will have 4 speed hooks.

 

I have a pair of 12" Bean boots (Maine Hunting Shoes) which are a tad too small and they're near impossible to get in and out of. With these, I've had to resort to over-under lacing and skipping 2 sets of eyelets on each boot around the instep, as it seems you have done. To prevent the lacing from coming out and needing to be re-threaded, I've knotted the ends. Once winter ends, I'm going to send them away to have 4 speed hooks installed.

 

I like my AE speedhooks...hate Alden speed hooks... Also you are lacing a balmoral boot, that is going to be tougher that a standard boot.  I am going to consider have my Eagle Country speed hooks replaced with bigger ones or eliminated as I plan to go with a flat lace for them...same thing with my shell bayfields. The other thing for me that helps is that none of my boots lace very close to get tight so the opening at top is wide enough with only the top eyelet undone.

 

Next MTO I do will without a doubt have the larger speedhooks like the longbranch

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I polished my walnut Rogues with Saphir medium brown cream and wax, and I love how it came out...

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I'm looking for a more casual shoe and I'm considering the Rush Street in olive green or navy. I'm curious how to wear them. What would they look good with? Which is more versatile?

Did you know they are on discounted clearance through today? Just making sure you knew you were up against the clock. 

 

Thanksfully they are out of my size in both, as I was almost tempted to add a pair of either on top of the Duggans I already bought this month.

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All of the great recent AE family shots have inspired me to do an updated one of my own:

 

 

(top row, l-r) black shell Rutledge, burgundy shell Cambridge, deep dark brown shell Townley, merlot/black calf Shelton, walnut/brown calf Shelton, russet Dublin Wolverine Krause, "No. 449" shell Wolverine 744 LTD

 

(2nd row, l-r) burgundy shell Dalton, oxblood calf Dalton, walnut shell Dalton, bourbon calf Dalton, black shell Dundee, burgundy shell Dundee, cappuccino shell Dundee, Fastball with Cincinnati Reds logo

 

(3rd row, l-r) all Leeds - black shell, burgundy shell, russet Dublin, brown shell, golden brown CXL, natural CXL, navy shell, green shell

 

(bottom row, l-r) all MacNeil - black shell, black CXL, burgundy shell, BB chili grain calf, brown shell, brown CXL, natural shell

 

Not pictured are several pairs I'm currently offering for sale (check my profile, all you 9.5Es out there ;) ).  I've already done a fair amount of pruning and the ones I have left are really my core rotation.  And, with a few exceptions (maybe an MTO Rogue, and/or a good second of a burgundy shell Bradley, and/or maybe an SWB or two if they *ever* come out), this should remain pretty stable for the foreseeable future.

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I polished my walnut Rogues with Saphir medium brown cream and wax, and I love how it came out...
 


Those look great!  Taking a hard look at these now.  Which laces are those?

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First time ordering from the shoe bank. Called up the jeffersonville store looking for black Harrison's. The SA said the pair she had looked good but a major crease on the toe cap. She said they had more in a warehouse and she put in a note to send me the best looking one. I hope I get a decent pair!

JVille is the BEST. So glad Kristle is back.
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JVille is the BEST. So glad Kristle is back.

Good to hear. Kelsey answered the phone and helped me on this order. Hopefully she is as good as the famed Kristle.
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Those look great!  Taking a hard look at these now.  Which laces are those?

Thanks! The red laces are actually extras that came with my Gobis, that I recently bought.
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@LEgoiste

Those are stunning....congrats

@halfnhalfnhalf

Wow that is great
.. can not believe is that the oxblood that pops out like that?
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@halfnhalfnhalf Amazing collection!
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All of the great recent AE family shots have inspired me to do an updated one of my own:

 

 

 

 

I'm surprised how similar the Oxblood and Russet Dublin look in this photo. For some reason, I never gave it much thought before. How do they compare in person?

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All of the great recent AE family shots have inspired me to do an updated one of my own:

 

 

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Wow!

 

Too bad your left foot is missing out on all that gorgeous shoe action. :crackup: 

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All of the great recent AE family shots have inspired me to do an updated one of my own:

 

 

(top row, l-r) black shell Rutledge, burgundy shell Cambridge, deep dark brown shell Townley, merlot/black calf Shelton, walnut/brown calf Shelton, russet Dublin Wolverine Krause, "No. 449" shell Wolverine 744 LTD

 

(2nd row, l-r) burgundy shell Dalton, oxblood calf Dalton, walnut shell Dalton, bourbon calf Dalton, black shell Dundee, burgundy shell Dundee, cappuccino shell Dundee, Fastball with Cincinnati Reds logo

 

(3rd row, l-r) all Leeds - black shell, burgundy shell, russet Dublin, brown shell, golden brown CXL, natural CXL, navy shell, green shell

 

(bottom row, l-r) all MacNeil - black shell, black CXL, burgundy shell, BB chili grain calf, brown shell, brown CXL, natural shell

 

Not pictured are several pairs I'm currently offering for sale (check my profile, all you 9.5Es out there ;) ).  I've already done a fair amount of pruning and the ones I have left are really my core rotation.  And, with a few exceptions (maybe an MTO Rogue, and/or a good second of a burgundy shell Bradley, and/or maybe an SWB or two if they *ever* come out), this should remain pretty stable for the foreseeable future.

 

Winged shoes FTW!

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@halfnhalfnhalf - beautiful collection!
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How do you guys put on lace up ankle boots? I received my MacAdam and they look SO sharp! But putting them on is a total hassle. If they are laced up all the way, there is no way to get my foot in without putting a lot of strain on the shaft and tongue area and really jamming it in. But if I undo the laces, then I have to do them back up.

 

So far my solution has been to lace them standard up a few eyelets, and then thread the lace laterally up each side instead of crossing over as normal, and then tie them at the top, so I get the secure knot at the top and a snug fit from bottom to mid (the upper half/quarter is loose, but then secured at the top) and then when I untie them, they automatically loosen all the way back down to the lower quarter/half without me having to unlace them all the way down to be able to get my foot out/in.

 

Is there a better way to be doing this? 


First - jealous of the McAdam - they ran out of my size and I totally would have taken this over the Dalton.

 

Second - lacing?  Absolute pain in the ass.  I just unlace them almost all the way every single time.  If I only do the first few at the top, the laces always become super-uneven and then constantly become untied during the day (which still happens quite a lot actually).

 

You should see the lacing on the Redwing Beckmans with the parachute cord - with the waxed laces they came with, you could get away with unlacing the first few at the top and it wasn't so bad, but with the parachute cord they constantly become undone.

 

Speedhooks are your friend....

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