Keen boots lace hooks problem

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Keen boots lace hooks problem

Postby Snowwolf » Fri 20 May, 2016 5:27 pm

[Keen, Gypsum Mid women's boot $150-200]
I want to get opinions from people who have Keen Gypsum Mid women's boots. I bought a fantastic pair in October 2014, (Brindle/Midnight Navy). The lace hooks at the ankle locked off the laces, enabling them to easily be tied tightly. DO YOUR KEEN BOOTS DO THIS?
Because of a stitching issue I had to return these boots to Keen and get a replacement pair (after only 3 hikes). The new pair (Olive/Slate Rose) do not grip the laces at all! This makes it nearly impossible to tie them very tightly. I just want to know if other people have the lock off so that I can tell Keen that I am not wrong and the new boots are different.
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Re: Keen boots lace hooks problem

Postby Eremophila » Sat 28 May, 2016 8:02 pm

I have the Targhee Mid II in the men's model. And yes, the lace hooks do lock off the laces as you have described.
Hope that's of some assistance.
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Re: Keen boots lace hooks problem

Postby cajun » Sun 29 May, 2016 9:40 am

My Keen Gypsum Mids mens lace hooks hold (lock?) the laces so they can be tightened. If you used thinner laces they wouldn't hold.
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