it’s time for a new lacing technique: TRAIN TRACK LACING. this method is called like this because of its train track look. again, an easy lacing technique, when the eyelets are big enough. i practiced it on my beloved RED WING BECKMAN 1912 which normally is fitted with plain brown laces. but these laces are not ideal to show you this technique in photos because of a low contrast. so i used the classic yellow/brown RWS laces – it took me some time and energy. the look is really neat and the hold is very tight: hard to get in and out of the boot. and i tried to avoid crossing the laces as shown in the graphic. try it! pics | LTG · graphic | Ian Fieggen


a good boot needs a perfect lacing. some posts next time will show you other types of boot lacing. i try to check them out and tell you if these are difficult to lace and if they are practical. today i laced up my vintage RED WING IRISH SETTER 877 with a type of ARMY LACING.

at first: ARMY LACING is very easy to practise and it allows more flex.
it is told that Combat boots are notorious for being made of thick, sturdy leather that does not flex very easily, making them firm and uncomfortable for any manoeuvering.This lacing eliminates any crossovers that would hold down the sides of the boot, allowing the leather to crease more freely, particularly near the ankle area. … this lacing is used by the British, Dutch, French and Brazilian armies.” by IAN FIGGEN