Go back everyone, and read the post by Theo two more times. Thanks for posting. I learned 38 years ago that exposed laces, IMHO, have no place on any boot used in motorcycling. Mine got caught on a countershaft sprocket and I am fortunate to have had no serious injury. Combined with gear shift levers and brake pedals, too much of a chance for hang-ups. I wear either a Sidi On Road or Oxtar (TCX) Infinity depending on conditions and take no chance that a lace will ever cause trouble. Ride at you own risk preference and ride safe!