No worries Dear LS...you needen apply at the shoe store for employment to know what a kiltie is.
Originally Posted by Latestarter
Gosh Tara... got a little hot under the collar there aye? What's the big deal really, I've seen ties for shoes both ways and either way works equally well. The first eyelets don't really provide any real effective tightening in any case, and most folks our age can't bend over to pull them danged strings tight anyway
From my childhood, the one on the left appears "right" but in fact I was taught and have always come up through those first eyelets so the cross over is above the sides rather going down through them which puts the crossover down inside. I've also used the one on the right and it's been just fine. In the end, I don't see this issue as being earth shattering I mean only in some critical evolutions is there but one way to do a thing. In most cases there are multiple ways to do a thing and still arrive at the desired outcome... Tie either shoe, I doubt they'll be falling off.
Not the lacings my dear fella...drag out yer spectacles, eh!... Tis the attachment of the "kiltie" <<I suggest you are so not going to touch that topic...hee hee>> that I have issues with.
a casual or sports shoe with a fringed tongue that covers the lacing. "a pair of suede kilties"
The Kiltie's function (besides not a thought fur wearing them boxers...tee hee...or is it briefs?) is not for mere decorative purposes. The Kiltie was designed from what I was told by my Faller father...to protect expensive leather boots from the damage that the laces exude on the boots' leather (even seen those leather cuffs for roping cowboys...similar to that). For a logger, you usually started yer career as a chokermen and that's where you began out wearing them corks...or caulk boots...mandatory gear indeedy!
Caulk boots, calk boots, or cork boots (pronounced "cork" and usually called "corks") are spike-soled boots worn by loggers, tree planters and other forestry laborers in many places, but particularly associated with the lumberjacks of the timber-producing regions of the Pacific Northwest and Canada. They are worn for traction in the woods and especially in timber rafting, and were part of the traditional lumberman's basic equipment, along with axe, peavey and crosscut saw.
No person worth a pinch of coon poo wanted to hafta re-buy their corks (pretty penny and lifesaving too) because you destroyed how they fit yer foot well. So you cared well fur them...well... My father use to say if you lasted the year as a chokerman, you'd make a good logger...if'n you didn't, well I guess the good often DO die young, eh.
The Kiltie also provides a bit more added waterprotection (the boots were labelled waterproofed but I still mink oiled the real leather parts) since they do cover over the area where the tongue is sewn to the boot...plus there is a certain style to a booted kiltie. Oh yes, women and THE style, eh.
You may purchase horsehair bobbles (with cutesy pineapple knots...mighten do that...braid up some bobbles to go with me kilties) to add to yer kiltie or even metal (German silver ones mostly so cheap cheep cheap) ding danglies.
nfi in either of these sites...
Here's another of my dog showing boots...Horseshoe by Roper with its Kiltie tied right
When not tied up right, the kiltie hangs down too far to do much protection, besides being damaged by the laces themselves, when not tied correctly.
One should know better than to question too deeply an old folk on a Sunday with her dog pups still napping from their breaky... Time to "release them hounds" and quit pestering persons on the Net, eh...Who let the dogs out?
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada