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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

 

Posted this on Instagram months ago, intentionally slowed the motion down dramatically for clarity.  Maybe you should give it a try.

 

http://scontent-sjc2-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11757797_899697666762516_597682819_n.mp4

Thank you! That does seem easy enough, but doesn't seem very tight. I usually pull tight on every row of hooks individually, which is where the snapping out usually happens. And it's just regular criss cross lacing. I used to use that and still do on beater shoes, but not on boots.

 

Also, I really use the ladder lacing style, where I can leave individual parts of the lacing a little less tight than the rest to help with my right foots sensitivities and still have the rest hold really tight: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/ladderlacing.htm

post #16712 of 19038
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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post
 

Thank you! That does seem easy enough, but doesn't seem very tight. I usually pull tight on every row of hooks individually, which is where the snapping out usually happens. And it's just regular criss cross lacing. I used to use that and still do on beater shoes, but not on boots.

 

Also, I really use the ladder lacing style, where I can leave individual parts of the lacing a little less tight than the rest to help with my right foots sensitivities and still have the rest hold really tight: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/ladderlacing.htm


It will be as tight you pull your laces.

post #16713 of 19038

I ordered some Saphir Invulner tonight after I got a notice from the Hanger Project that they'd restocked.  Primarily I bought it for some suede, but I'm considering trying it on some of my leather shoes that might see weather.


Question: Does anyone know what implications are when I condition/polish the shoes?  Does Saphir Renovateur remove it or do I need to add another step to remove the Invulner?

post #16714 of 19038
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


It will be as tight you pull your laces.

Different experiences here smile.gif Criss cross lacing evens out the tightness with wear, while the ladder will allow individual sections to keep their tightness, because of way the laces loop back around. Anyway, everyone should be using speed hooks if they like them, I just don't for the reasons given and I've been using speed hooks for years until I discovered Ian's site and I tried quite a few lacing styles until I stuck with the ladder. YMMV

Btw, love your tumblr, keep the pictures coming. Why does the mobile view on SF not show signatures, I never knew.
post #16715 of 19038
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Posted this on Instagram months ago, intentionally slowed the motion down dramatically for clarity.  Maybe you should give it a try.
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Ok, that's pretty cool. Never thought of that before.

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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post

Criss cross lacing evens out the tightness with wear, while the ladder will allow individual sections to keep their tightness, because of way the laces loop back around.

If tightness is really a concern, you can always do it the way some figure skaters do, and lace completely around the hook. Instead of going around it from the bottom, go around the top of the hook down to the bottom and then up and across to the next hook. That's not going to loosen much at all. My daughter's coach had her lace her boots that way when she thought she wasn't getting enough ankle support on her jumps.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Posted this on Instagram months ago, intentionally slowed the motion down dramatically for clarity.  Maybe you should give it a try.
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My mind is officially blown. Sitting here in shorts struggling not to go put my boots on and try that...
post #16717 of 19038
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Ok, that's pretty cool. Never thought of that before.
If tightness is really a concern, you can always do it the way some figure skaters do, and lace completely around the hook. Instead of going around it from the bottom, go around the top of the hook down to the bottom and then up and across to the next hook. That's not going to loosen much at all. My daughter's coach had her lace her boots that way when she thought she wasn't getting enough ankle support on her jumps.

+1. Hikers and skaters uses the over and under lacing for speed hooks for the stay-tight effect. And/or use double knot (berluti knot in igent speak).

IME, speed lacing with double knot is good enough for gardening/farming work.
post #16718 of 19038

HI all,

 

I just recieved a pair of Meermin Elton dark brown double monk straps.

 

I find them waaaaay to red-ish and light in colour. I'm thinking of either recolouring them completely or heavily polish them with black saphir pommadier to darken the hue. Does anyone have any tips or experience with recolouring? Is it a good/bad idea to do the saphir-thingy?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Edit: It should be said that I'm looking for a very dark brown hue.

post #16719 of 19038
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Originally Posted by Stigland View Post
 

HI all,

 

I just recieved a pair of Meermin Elton dark brown double monk straps.

 

I find them waaaaay to red-ish and light in colour. I'm thinking of either recolouring them completely or heavily polish them with black saphir pommadier to darken the hue. Does anyone have any tips or experience with recolouring? Is it a good/bad idea to do the saphir-thingy?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Edit: It should be said that I'm looking for a very dark brown hue.


You can definitely do it this way but the color will not be permanent (it will last though), just make sure you strip as much polish as you can.

 

 

If you're thinking of doing a permanent change, just do a patina job on them.

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Any good resources on patina jobs? I'd like to be well read before I do something like that (would be reeeealy fun though).

post #16721 of 19038
Can someone link to a page or post or source for great information on how to polish and maintain Shell Cordovan boots? So many hits come up when searching but thought there may be a good concensus for top advice.

I may be buying a pair that will be my first. Thanks.
post #16722 of 19038
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Originally Posted by Stigland View Post

HI all,

I just recieved a pair of Meermin Elton dark brown double monk straps.

I find them waaaaay to red-ish and light in colour. I'm thinking of either recolouring them completely or heavily polish them with black saphir pommadier to darken the hue. Does anyone have any tips or experience with recolouring? Is it a good/bad idea to do the saphir-thingy?

Thanks in advance!

Edit: It should be said that I'm looking for a very dark brown hue.

Use dark brown cream polish. Easy. Test it on the heels first to make sure it's the color you wanted.
post #16723 of 19038
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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

Can someone link to a page or post or source for great information on how to polish and maintain Shell Cordovan boots? So many hits come up when searching but thought there may be a good concensus for top advice.

I may be buying a pair that will be my first. Thanks.

There's no concensus.

But Alden of Carmel store has info on how to maintain shell cordovan. Better from the store then from random online authorities.

Or you could try the Mac method, which is simply brushing till your hands falls off.
post #16724 of 19038

Invulner is on the way.  Got a chance to talk to Kirby @ The Hanger Project today - really cool guy.  

 

Will report back on the product when I get a chance to try it out...

post #16725 of 19038

But it's not the colour I want, it's still too red-ish even after I apply several layers of the polish and cream. Is the only way to achive a red-free hue to recolour? Or is black cream still a viable option?

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