Originally Posted by NAMOR
It broke because I was too lazy to unlace the top two laces. I'll need to whip out the old thread and needle
Eh, mine broke almost immediately on both boots and I haven't missed them. The tongue stays in place (for me) just fine. I'm happier without them being in the way as I get the boots on and off.
In all seriousness, I think they are just there to be broken and make the shoes non-returnable. If C&J were serious holding the tongue in place I think they would use something more than this flimsy little stitch to do so.