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WILL1E
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2021 08:00
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Fellas,

I broke down and bought a brand new pair of the white military boots known as bunny boots. I've had them 2-3 years now and maybe wear them 1-2 days out of the year at most. From pretty much day 1 of wearing them, the eyelets have failed. There's probably a total of 6 or 7 of them that have separated from the boot.

Well i went ice fishing this weekend and wore these. Unfortunately while securing them on, 2 more eyelets popped out and when 1 of them did i actually pulled the lace through the boot tearing it.

So what are my options? Do they make a "heavy duty" eyelet kit i can get on amazon? Instead of eyelets, can i get the d-ring style that can either utilize the old eyelet hole or for the bad ones i can punch a new hole? I've always felt like i could never tighten these boots properly...i know they are new and still stiff, but i should be able to tighten them better.
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Aklogcabin
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2021 11:29
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I have never retried my several pairs of BB. After first time. They fit around the ankles tight enough for me.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2021 16:34
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Mickey Mouse boots from the 70's.
I wore those in Germany.
These are better:

https://www.amazon.com/Wellco-Force-Extreme-Weather-Mukluks/dp/B00IAVJDJU

gcrank1
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2021 16:46 - Edited by: gcrank1
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Above the instep area stop running thru the holes, just run the lace behind the boot from each side and wrap on up toward the top and tie in a bow. You may have to put on longer laces. To keep the laces at the top you might have to use the top holes each side.
This is kind of a modified mukluc lacing and lots easier/faster than using all those holes.
This lets you get the part around your foot snugged down but dont overdo that, you want that foot to breath, and the top just needs to be pulled in enough to not flop around.

Brettny
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2021 18:25
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When I looked at alot of cold weather snow boots a few years ago the real turn off of these bunny boots to me was they are all NOS. I believe they stopped making these in the mid 90s?

Nobadays
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2021 20:55
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Agreed! I got my pair on an Ebay auction (one of those on-going ones) for $17.00/free shipping! They were new/unworn but didn't have the original liners... did have the double felt insoles. Had to pay $38.00 for the pair for my wife, they had both the double insoles and felt liners.

My feet sweat horribly so bunny boots and muck boots just don't work for me. These breath and my feet rarely get damp at all. The exception is wading in snow that when it is warmer out, the snow will begin to melt and soak the canvas.

My wife likes her by oots REALLY tight on her feet so it took some adjustment for her to get used to these as they areca bit loose... that said she hates cold feet worse so love's these boots!

WILL1E
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# Posted: 19 Jan 2021 08:35
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Minus my eyelet problem, i love the bunny boots. My feet sweat, and sweat is what makes them work awesome because the sweat can't soak into anything since the liner is laminated into the rubber of the boot. Obviously this is what caused trench foot, but i don't wear mine for days on end like our vets did.

So, not looking for new options, just want to know how best to fix my eyelet problem.

justins7
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# Posted: 19 Jan 2021 10:59
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I think you can replace the eyelets with grommets. Maybe get a grommet kit, and make sure you measure and test it on fabric first. I'm not sure if it's too thick or not but it's worth a try.

something like this might work

https://www.amazon.com/Pangda-Grommet-Setting-Grommets-Diameter/dp/B07FKJYDV1/ref=sr_ 1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Small+Grommet&qid=1611071777&sr=8-3

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