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First day with the bourbon Diesel. Not sure if the quarters are a little off or it’s just the thick leather laces + less eyelets making it seem that way. Looks mostly better in the 2nd picture because I flattened out a part that was sticking out a bit. Either way not really worried about it.

Seems like the other laces I’d like to try with these boots won’t be in til Saturday.

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First day with the bourbon Diesel. Not sure if the quarters are a little off or it’s just the thick leather laces + less eyelets making it seem that way. Looks mostly better in the 2nd picture because I flattened out a part that was sticking out a bit. Either way not really worried about it.

Seems like the other laces I’d like to try with these boots won’t be in til Saturday.

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You might want to try over/under lacing with those laces.

 

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You might want to try over/under lacing with those laces.
I was going to suggest the same as well. I switched to the over and under lacing pattern and I much prefer it to other lacing techniques. Your second picture looks fine though.
 

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You might want to try over/under lacing with those laces.

I didn’t try over under yet, but I swapped it to this which seems to hold the quarters in place better.

I also realized that the tongue is partially gusseted. Wasn’t expecting that based on my other GS shoes. I’ve owned some Red Wings before and I found that messing with the way the gusset sits can greatly change the way the quarters align. The same trick I used to do helped here. I pushed the gusseting inward as much as I could. That means pushing it right on the left boot and left on the right boot.

it’s not 100% perfect, but it’s definitely way better. More than good enough for my tolerances. I will still consider other lacing techniques as this isn’t one of my favorites visually.

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edit: based on where the quarter bunches up due to the lacing this seems to work even better.


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I didn’t try over under yet, but I swapped it to this which seems to hold the quarters in place better.

I also realized that the tongue is partially gusseted. Wasn’t expecting that based on my other GS shoes. I’ve owned some Red Wings before and I found that messing with the way the gusset sits can greatly change the way the quarters align. The same trick I used to do helped here. I pushed the gusseting inward as much as I could. That means pushing it right on the left boot and left on the right boot.

it’s not 100% perfect, but it’s definitely way better. More than good enough for my tolerances. I will still consider other lacing techniques as this isn’t one of my favorites visually.

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edit: based on where the quarter bunches up due to the lacing this seems to work even better.


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I use over/under lacing on my AE Surrey Cap-Toes (they're semi-gusseted, too). This pic is probably not the best angle for it, but it'll give you an idea of how it looks on foot:

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It is a nice looking suede, not 100% on the sole though..I know it's comfy, but not sure it goes with that suede.
That sole isn't my style at all. Partly why I only commented on the suede. Still debating the buck shoes though. My girlfriend seems to be a fan of that one.
 

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The suede boot looks perfect with that sole. I dig! Plus, that's a heckuva good price.

I will probably have to break down and get a dune belt when my budget allows.

British tan cap toes today. Want to get some slightly thicker round laces, these are some inexpensive AE's I had on hand. Though I will say I really like GS's flat laces.

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