- Sep 19, 2006
- Reaction score
I've read in the archives that balmorals should have a 0.25" gap at the top of the laces when new. Being a Canadian, I have no idea what 0.25" means - rather than doing the conversion, I thought I'd just ask you guys.Seriously, I see photos posted with larger gaps, so I want to bring the issue up again. I prefer to wear non-prescription orthodic insoles (Superfeet), so I can effectively adjust the height of my cone. The photos below are of brand new AE Westgates, which I can close completely without insoles. The photo with feet apart is full-length insoles, feet together is half insoles . Can you please tell me whether you think they look okay now and if not, should I break them in with that insole so they'll stretch?PS: The lacing is Straight European, the knots are Ian's Secure, the floor is vintage.