Honestly there's only one shoe I'd consider over the Sinatra and that is a semi bespoke seamless whole cut from Antonio Meccariello. At that point it's almost twice the price though but very gorgeous
I will check the guy out heard of him but never seriously looked into his shoes at double the price of Sinatra that's were exotic alligator also start what your input on them. Since you have gotten last kudu & ram lol I was considering vass alligator wholecut also cognac but I am not sure 100% how alligator looks on me or in real life. But it starts double the price point of Sinatra.
^^^ I did a blog post on the subject a couple of years ago, and here's the movie I did which is mentioned on the link Laufer posted: http://youtu.be/Fc9Ae9QBrTs
I talk in Swedish, but basically I show how you shouldn't do first (pull the laces in the speed hooks) and then the correct way (pull the laces before you drag them around the speed hooks). I will probably do a post and movie for my new English version of the blog eventually, but until then you have to settle with hearing me talk the funny talk 😊
Thanks for this. I watched this today as I wore some speed hook. I actually have been doing this the whole time but there is still some fraying on part of my shoe laces. None have snapped yet but even using the method you described, there seems to be a little friction so it doesn't seem like shoe laces get out unscathed.