It seems like a silly thing to write about, lacing up your boots. But when I bought my Meindl boots at AJ Brooks in Vancouver years ago, the owner gave me a valuable tip. Like most people, I used to lace my boots, placing the lace into the boot eyelet from underneath. The gentleman at the store told me, rather than doing it that way, I should wrap the lace from the top down. That way the lace is less likely to slip and you'll get a firmer warp around the ankle. I also rarely have to adjust my boots when I'm afield when lacing this way and tying with a double overhand knot to secure it. I have tested it in the past years and he is right and I even do it to my wading boots as well. (Actually I did before I went to the BOA system). I have never met anyone who has ever laced their boot the same way, nor have I ever seen it worn that way in the field. So I figured to write about it here. Try it.