Hi, I just registered with these forums to ask this question. I tried doing a search, but couldn't come up with anything. If anybody could answer the following, give me a link, or a link to where to ask this question, it would be much appreciated. I just purchased a Brooks B17 Imperial (Standard) and was not aware prior to purchase, what the purpose of the laces were. My brother has a regular Brooks B17, so he can't give me any suggestion on what to do with them. What am I supposed to do with them? As I pulled it out of the box they were already coming undone. Also, what to do with the extra (red white and blue) laces?