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Hurlazza4

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Hello brains trust, I’m seeking advice. I think I remember a conversation on SF (that may have been on this thread) about someone with a problem with the tongue on their boots slipping diagonally down the inside of the shaft. I think the solution they went for was to get a cobbler to add a couple of slots on the tongue so that the laces could be threaded through the slot and hold the tongue in the centre. Has anyone done this and has it worked?

I have a similar problem on a pair of Tricker’s balmoral boots. It only happens on the right boot but the tongue slips down the outside of my foot making them uncomfortable to wear.

The tongue is a thin single piece of leather (exactly like a pair of CJ Northcotes I have). I am a bit worried about cutting into that tongue in case it tears. All the other boots I have with a slot in the tongue have a tongue that is reinforced with a second piece of leather.

Any help or advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello brains trust, I’m seeking advice. I think I remember a conversation on SF (that may have been on this thread) about someone with a problem with the tongue on their boots slipping diagonally down the inside of the shaft. I think the solution they went for was to get a cobbler to add a couple of slots on the tongue so that the laces could be threaded through the slot and hold the tongue in the centre. Has anyone done this and has it worked?

I have a similar problem on a pair of Tricker’s balmoral boots. It only happens on the right boot but the tongue slips down the outside of my foot making them uncomfortable to wear.

The tongue is a thin single piece of leather (exactly like a pair of CJ Northcotes I have). I am a bit worried about cutting into that tongue in case it tears. All the other boots I have with a slot in the tongue have a tongue that is reinforced with a second piece of leather.

Any help or advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.
My apologies to the originator, I don’t recall who posted this originally, so I am not able to credit the author of this excellent technique. I have used it, and it works perfectly.

Pinning Rouge Boot Tongue in place
Pinning the tongue is a 5 minute job if you have the right tools.

It is a 15 minute job if you dont. But it is easy. The critical thing is to have nylon thread instead if the cotton thread you usually find in sewing kits.

Doesnt have to be thick...just strong. You will need some pliers to push and pull through the leather. Did my tankers just now....first pic is before, last is after. I went in and out on the original seam and tied the knot between the shoe and the tongue



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My apologies to the originator, I don’t recall who posted this originally, so I am not able to credit the author of this excellent technique. I have used it, and it works perfectly.

Pinning Rouge Boot Tongue in place
Pinning the tongue is a 5 minute job if you have the right tools.

It is a 15 minute job if you dont. But it is easy. The critical thing is to have nylon thread instead if the cotton thread you usually find in sewing kits.

Doesnt have to be thick...just strong. You will need some pliers to push and pull through the leather. Did my tankers just now....first pic is before, last is after. I went in and out on the original seam and tied the knot between the shoe and the tongue

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I have a doubt: if you stitch the tongue to the upper side of the boot, as it seems you did, won't it be very difficult to open it enough to get your feet into/out the boot?

I wonder if the stitching could be done bellow the speed hooks to make a larger foot entrance.
 

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