- Feb 1, 2016
- Reaction score
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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Based on aesthetics alone, I think option two looks the best. Usually I go with option one. Option three looks a little messy with the bulky leather laces. I have noticed that Grant Stone ships their shoes with the second type of lacing. It seems to work more effectively at locking down fit.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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