Originally Posted by PorterInjax
On speed hooks vs. eyelets; I have boots with both. Aesthetically, I prefer eyelets and I like the idea of eyelets over speed hooks. However, a pair that I really like are my wingtip boots in #8. I don't wear them that often because I have to unlace the top to two eyelets on each side and really loosen the boot up to get my foot in. I haven't timed it but it "feels" like a couple of minutes to put them on. I am an admitted inpatient person and this just annoys the hell out of me.
On the other hand, I have caught the hem on a nice pair of trousers on a speed hook and that annoyed me also
My experiences exactly. I only wear my eyelet wingtip boots generally on the weekends when I’m not as pressed for time. I too have to unlace the top 2-4 eyelets to put on my boots. For during the work week, my Plaza Indys with speed hooks are very convenient.