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Lacing the standard issue assault boot

xdous

Newbie
Currently trying out different ways of lacing my boots and wondered what lacing method everyone thinks works best ie. with fit and really just overall comfort?

It would be good to hear what others think so I can give there methods a go :)

Cheers.
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
Not being familiar with RM training, I can't give you the definitive answer, however if it is anything like RN or Army training you will lace your boots in the manner in which you are shown. Any freestyle method will result in lots of this:

 

cúnto

Lantern Swinger
It is useful to experiment with different lacing methods.

If you suffer from stiffness in the front of your calf muscles when tabbing, you may find it eases when you remove a cross-over around the ankle area.

My boots are each laced differently, to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. I do them up conventionally to start with, then jump up to the very top eyelet and work down towards the ankle. Weird, but I get ankle support as well as keeping pressure of my calf.

Oh, and anyone who tells you about the army doing their laces up in specific way to avoid gurkhas cutting their throats at night is fucking lying. It's an utter crock.
 

themightyg

Badgeman
2_deck_dash said:
Not being familiar with RM training, I can't give you the definitive answer, however if it is anything like RN or Army training you will lace your boots in the manner in which you are shown. Any freestyle method will result in lots of this:


Haha excellent advice and phot!
Ive heard like 2 deck says that you are shown and each different team have their own preference.

Incidentally, is there anywhere I can purchase rm issue boots as mine are a size too big and give me tennisball sized blisters when hill walking so keen to try a smaller size.
 

themightyg

Badgeman
2_deck_dash said:
Not being familiar with RM training, I can't give you the definitive answer, however if it is anything like RN or Army training you will lace your boots in the manner in which you are shown. Any freestyle method will result in lots of this:


Haha excellent advice and phot!
Ive heard like 2 deck says that you are shown and each different team have their own preference.

Incidentally, is there anywhere I can purchase rm issue boots as mine are a size too big and give me tennisball sized blisters when hill walking so keen to try a smaller size.
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
cúnto said:
It is useful to experiment with different lacing methods.

If you suffer from stiffness in the front of your calf muscles when tabbing, you may find it eases when you remove a cross-over around the ankle area.

My boots are each laced differently, to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. I do them up conventionally to start with, then jump up to the very top eyelet and work down towards the ankle. Weird, but I get ankle support as well as keeping pressure of my calf.

Oh, and anyone who tells you about the army doing their laces up in specific way to avoid gurkhas cutting their throats at night is fucking lying. It's an utter crock.

Indeed once you have finished training, crack on with any of the above methods, you will probably ditch your assault boots for something more Gucci anyway. However while you are in training, the staff like everyone to look the same, this means lacing your boots up in exactly the same way as your oppos. The most common method being standard straight lacing through the eyeholes at the bottom of the boot and criss cross through the vertical loops.

By all means go ahead and try out a new method if you fancy a beasting for you and your mates.
 

cúnto

Lantern Swinger
2_deck_dash said:
However while you are in training, the staff like everyone to look the same, this means lacing your boots up in exactly the same way as your oppos.

What he said.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
themightyg said:
2_deck_dash said:
Not being familiar with RM training, I can't give you the definitive answer, however if it is anything like RN or Army training you will lace your boots in the manner in which you are shown. Any freestyle method will result in lots of this:


Haha excellent advice and phot!
Ive heard like 2 deck says that you are shown and each different team have their own preference.

Incidentally, is there anywhere I can purchase rm issue boots as mine are a size too big and give me tennisball sized blisters when hill walking so keen to try a smaller size.

Get yourself to the Army And Navy stores mate, or on line. Cheap as chips.
 

Rigsby

Lantern Swinger
cúnto said:
It is useful to experiment with different lacing methods.

If you suffer from stiffness in the front of your calf muscles when tabbing, you may find it eases when you remove a cross-over around the ankle area.

Cunto,

Judging by Xdous's avatar i think he will be 'yomping' rather than 'tabbing'

'Yomping' is quicker anyway :D
 
Alfacharlie said:
I did a lot of crimping..
Oh Dear no. Not crimping? Piss in a new pair of boots.and leave them for a day lads. the chemicals will leave them fitting like a glove. They might smell like amonia for a day or so, but will be very comfey afterwards. :D
 

Rumrat

War Hero
Just get a pair of slip on's and you do not need to worry about laces.
A highly popular alternative is a comfy pair of slippers.
Flip flops will not be practical if running on sand.
Many boot-necks have bare feet but then that's when they have little or no clothing on and roll about on mats. :D
 
Rumrat said:
Just get a pair of slip on's and you do not need to worry about laces.
A highly popular alternative is a comfy pair of slippers.
Flip flops will not be practical if running on sand.
Many boot-necks have bare feet but then that's when they have little or no clothing on and roll about on mats. :D
Concour. But still piss in/on them.. :D
 
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