^ Yes, they will. Last I checked they charge $12 per eyelet, so a typical Alden boot with speed hooks would cost $96 plus shipping (that's $12 x 8 eyelets).
N.B. that I have not done this nor seen the results. If anyone has had this done, it would be useful to see what the finished boot looks like. But if I would trust anyone to do this, it would be B. Nelson.
EDIT: Ahab I actually think Alden will do it if they are already repairing the lacing system on the boot.
Good info. Thank you applky!
Originally Posted by zissou
It looks like the rivets for the speed laces sit farther from the edge of the leather than the eyelets do, so it might look a little funny.
I just copped these Natural Chromexcel Indys with the plan to possibly replace my Roys. As beautiful as they are I find myself liking the plain toe too much to make the switch. Hit me up if you want these (8.5US).
super curious to see how these would fit me. i would guess i'm somewhere around a 8 or 8.5.
People w J crew Plain toe boots,
Do any of you have any issue with the sharp leather on the ankle part? Indy or other boots seem to have another layer of leather sewn on top of the lining leather but these don't and they are bit of pain, literally.
I know they look good but I'm debating whether I should keep these. On top of the ankle issue, I'm not a big fan of leather soles so I'd have to put another outsole on the front. (traction issues)
And recent purchase of Indy on top of this pair adds up to a lot of money...
Just tried mine on again and even with a thin sock, no issues. Try not lacing to the top while they break in.