I like how the speed hooks on my boots look, but the laces fall off of them a lot after I take them off, so even though there's a zipper I have to tie them up again anyways, which bugs me because I am lazy. Also I don't wear them tucked that often so most of the time you can't see the hooks. So I like the lack of hooks on the Coppens ones.
^ you have those boots too? wedged sole combat? post photos dude
fwiw, the laces coming out of the speed hooks maybe due to the waxed laces? I probably going to replace them with .25" width black leather laces that have a more robustness to them that should not allow for slippage.
Plan to tie them up (dead knot?) and solely use the side zip
+1 for the black dye. Would be awesome once they get beaten up and the shaft looses some structure. The brown appears almost reddish in some pictures? You might also want to try re-lacing those gettoasty, the straight sneaker style lacing is throwing off the combat look for me, although iirc they were modeled the way you have them...
just got my first pair of CP, achilles low in white, and i'm a bit unimpressed seeing them in person for the first time
leather is nice and all but i just don't feel they're $300+ nice...not nearly
always liked them but never bit the bullet until now 'cause i just can't find a suitable alternative at a considerably lower price point
i'm about 50/50 on whether i'm gonna keep them or not but will probably lean more to just sending them back as i think about it more...i got them from a domestic site with free returns in case i couldn't commit to wearing them
i really like how they look when worn in a bit so i'm still tempted to just go for it but probably won't bring myself to do it
by the way, they're supposed to come with an extrra set of laces, correct?