if you really want cheap..
Yup, I had straight-bar lacing on my boots for a single wear before I never wanted to have to loosen and tye them like that again. Waxed laces made it even worse.
I'm pretty sure that depends upon the material/leather you choose. Others can chip in more info.
Hello, I'm looking for a pair of boots that are blake/rapid stitched with a J & FJ Baker & Co oak bark sole or Rendenbach valona sole. If there are other tanneries that make sole leather that is at least equal in quality to either of these two, that's fine - the only reason I list these two is because they seem to be held in high regard in several of the shoe/leather quality discussion threads.
There are several RTW shoemakers discussed in the Classic Menswear forum that use the aforementioned leathers and blake/rapid or hand welt construction, but they are mostly formal/business-wear shoes.
I'm looking for a pair of boots in the style at the following link: http://peternappi.com/products/mens-julius-nero-grey-stitch-boot
Thank you for your time.