The only thing that slightly bothers me is, that I much prefer hooks over eyelets with boots this high; for now I lace them this way. http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/overunderlacing.htm
Since bar lacing, while better looking, is too time consuming when putting on or taking off the boot.
I never knew that there were so many variants to lacing a shoe or boot. Truly, it is a science. (Something to do when stuck in the house during a blizzard?)