**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Kwaker

    Kwaker Senior member

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    Agree ... stresses on shoe eyelets on are split across multiple points ... my belt hole is really stressed when I sit or have a big meal
     
  2. benhour

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    Hmmmm thats an interesting question!!! All my dress shoes have no metal eyelets and i have never had any problem with that at all!! On the other hand my army/commando boots have, with devastating impact on my laces (especially the hook eyelets) !!
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    M635Guy Senior member

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    Laces are wear items, and sacrificial. You know your stuff, but I'm very surprised to hear you have non-shell shoes without blind eyelets at least. The movement of tying shoes and walking (with a load created by weight and the force of walking) would create a sawing effect by the laces, I'd think, hence eyelets.

    In these modern days, I think hidden eyelets would be dropped from shoes if they were unnecessary due to cost, additional steps and risk of factory defects.
     

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