iconic RED WING 877 IRISH SETTER re-soled by great HUKUROKUJU. he is just the best in customizing and rebuilding boots – unfortunately he has his shop in japan. i have the same boot in this same awesome oro-russet color in nearly the same condition. beautiful. pics | HUKUROKUJU
STRAIGHT EUROPEAN LACING is also called LADDER LACING. it is a traditional method which seems to be more common in europe, lacing expert IAN FIEGGEN says. as the ARMY and HIKING LACING this method is easy to practice too. i like the straight ladder optic very much and the laces are really strong. you get a perfect hold in the boot for hours; no reduction. this is a disadvantage when you pull the boots on and out. pics | LTG | 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