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Thanks everyone for your feedback. I appreciate it. I suppose blind eyelets it is.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

I would be more concerned with the practicality of blind eyelets. Just from experience, at 7:35am (already 5 minutes behind), I usually reach for the most accessible, user friend-ly shoe. No chance in hell I reach for a bal boot, with 9 blind eyelets. nuh-uh
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

speed hooks are a necessity for me with boots. They are there for a reason: it's time consuming and somewhat annoying to take them off and on otherwise. It can be done, but just realize you'll need to take a few extra minutes at both ends to undo some laces from the top sets of eyelets.
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(I'd have gone with speed hooks as they are more practical and will be covered by the trousers 99% of the time anyway)

NAMOR, I assume you meant the issue of speed hooks, not blind eyelets? I have boots with blind and agatine eyelets and have never noticed a difference in their performance. Have you, or was that a typo?

Regarding speed hooks, I was concerned about the practicality of not having them in. All my boots have speed hooks, so I have no experience with boots without them. I asked around, however, and a few people told me that boots without them are fine, they just take a little extra effort. In my head, I imagined that this would entail just "opening" the laces up a little bit, so that the opening would be big enough to stick your foot in. I can't imagine this taking more than 15 to 30 seconds extra per boot. From those with experience, am I mistaken?
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Personally, I would go with eyelets. BTW, how did you get EG to send you a sketch of your MTO? Is this for top drawer?

No, this isn't Top Drawer. This is my first MTO with EG, and I decided to go with Leffot because the price they quoted me was the same that EG gave. It seemed like it would then just be better to have Leffot's help, so I went with them. I'm not sure if getting a sketch is standard with their MTOs.
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I saw these at the Mansion in NYC. I wonder if EG has an equivalent model that you can get MTO? I really like them. 

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I have boots with and without speedhooks. You are right that it only takes up a little more time to put them on which isn't much of an issue. When you come home tired though you will find that taking speedhookless boots of can be frustrating.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Regarding speed hooks, I was concerned about the practicality of not having them in. All my boots have speed hooks, so I have no experience with boots without them. I asked around, however, and a few people told me that boots without them are fine, they just take a little extra effort. In my head, I imagined that this would entail just "opening" the laces up a little bit, so that the opening would be big enough to stick your foot in. I can't imagine this taking more than 15 to 30 seconds extra per boot. From those with experience, am I mistaken?

Unless you have really long laces, the laces are forced out of top 2-3 eyelets as you open up the boot to get your foot in. So you have to re-lace about 2 or 3 eyelets while your foot is in the boot.

Takes about 10 secs.
Edited by hendrix - 9/16/12 at 4:27pm
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Takes about 2-3 minutes extras to unlace and relace a 9 blind eyelet boot. I prefer to spend less than a minute
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what can I say, I have fast fingers...
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

I have boots with and without speedhooks. You are right that it only takes up a little more time to put them on which isn't much of an issue. When you come home tired though you will find that taking speedhookless boots of can be frustrating.

I can see that.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Takes about 2-3 minutes extras to unlace and relace a 9 blind eyelet boot. I prefer to spend less than a minute

I assume you don't mean you unlace and relace all nine eyelets. Two or three extra minutes to open up the first three sets seems strange, no?

I've always thought it takes iGents about an hour to get dressed anyway. Five minutes to put on the outfit; fifteen minutes to take a picture, color correct, and upload the photo onto the internet; and then forty minutes to debate with strangers whether there is a divot in your shoulder. After that, you're ready to go to work.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post


Unless you have really long laces, when you open up the lacing the laces are forced out of 2-3 eyelets as you open up the boot to get your foot in. So you have to re-lace about 2 or 3 eyelets while your foot is in the boot.
Takes about 10 secs.

 

More like about 2 min for both boots vs. 30 second with speed hooks. 

 

Taking shoes off is about the same. 

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


I can see that.
I assume you don't mean you unlace and relace all nine eyelets. Two or three extra minutes to open up the first three sets seems strange, no?
I've always thought it takes iGents about an hour to get dressed anyway. Five minutes to put on the outfit; fifteen minutes to take a picture, color correct, and upload the photo onto the internet; and then forty minutes to debate with strangers whether there is a divot in your shoulder. After that, you're ready to go to work.

 

Still have to loosen the remaining eyelets in order to put on/off the boots.  And lacing and tighten up three sets takes longer than you expected.

 

Speed hooks is fast as you tighten and lace at the same time and lets you have different options in lacing or knotting.

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When you're rolling out of your shell scrape at 3.56am and can't lace your boots quick enough before the zombie bites off your arm, you'll wish you'd opted for speedhooks.

OTOH you'll thank your lucky stars that your arm without the lovely automatic watch looked slightly more tender to said zombie.
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Cross-posted on member ebay auctions (it's a nice pic anyway):
 

These are great

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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post


Those are really nice


Great boot!

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Geez, I've never seen a bunch of grown men whine so much about tying their boots.

Didn't you sorta master this in Kindergarten?

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(said he who haz no lace up bootz)
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I haven't seen these before -
The Braselton at RL Beverly Hills



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