Please follow our easy process for getting your TacLace set up for first time use. Click into the images to expand for further details. You may also watch the video to explore your different options OR view the TacLace Instructions that come with your order. Note that some TacLaces are shipped without the cord locks “activated.” Simply press the button on each until they click, the springs will then engage.
Step 1 – 17″ of Excess Lace Required
1. Tighten your boots and pull the laces tight. Ensure there is 17″ of excess lace for the TacLace to function properly. Without the excess lace, TacLace will not be able to secure itself properly.
Step 2 – Laces Through Cord Lock
2. Feed your lace ends through the cord lock and pull all the way through.
Step 3 – Laces Through First Eyelets
3. Once through the cord lock, feed the laces through the eyelets closest to the cord lock and pull all the way through.
Step 4 – Laces Through Lace Restraints
4. Feed the laces through the soft Velcro lace restraints on the underside of the TacLace. Pull through each until you reach the next set of eyelets. To make this easier, pinch the edges of the TacLace and create a tunnel for the laces to pass in each restraint.
Step 5 – Laces Through Last Eyelets
5. Now feed your laces through the last set of eyelets. There are two eyelets, one for each end of your laces.
Step 6 – Tie or Knot Laces
6. Once through the last set of eyelets, you can tie the laces together or knot them individually to keep the TacLace secured to the laces. We recommend you knot each one individually as it gives you more lace to operate the TacLace. If your laces are too long, you have the option of cutting them to length at this point, but not before.
Step 7 – Pull, cinch and wrap!
If you have not “activated” your cord locks, simply press firmly on each button until they click. At this point, the spring will engage providing the friction on your laces required for your TacLaces to work properly. You can see the images in slideshow order below:
How to Use – First Time Setup
TacLace – Open Eyelets or Hooks
Comparison – TacLace vs. Tying
Curious about uniform regulations?
Curious about uniform regulations?
Don't be! Proper wear of Tac Lace keeps you in regs no matter the branch of service. See the orders here:
MCO 1020.34G.3038, 3. When combat boots are worn, the trousers will be bloused in a neat uniform manner. 3012, 2. 2. Combat Boots. Temperate weather and hot weather boots may be worn with any version of the utility uniform at the individual’s option. Organizational issue safety boots and deviations as approved by commanding officers and/or medical officers are also authorized.
U.S. Army regulation 670-1.27-3, c, 3. When trousers or slacks are bloused, personnel will not wrap them around the leg so tightly so as to present a pegged appearance. When the trousers or slacks are bloused properly, the bloused portion of the trousers or slacks should not extend below the third eyelet from the top of the boot. Soldiers will not blouse boots so that the bloused portion extends down to the ankle area of the boot.
AFI 36-2903 Section 6.4.3 (pg 95) 6.4.3. Footwear (males and females) Combat boots. Will be worn with the Airman battleuniform, or the flight duty uniform. (Exception: Athletic shoes may be worn if medicallynecessary, as determined by competent medical authorities at a civilian or military treatmentfacility and approved by the commander.) The black combat boot can be worn (optional)with the service dress and services uniforms when not wearing a skirt, maternity servicedress and/or maternity jumper. Laces will either be tied and tucked in the boot or tied andwrapped around the boot. No ―bowtie boot laces. Logos will be the same color as the boot.Note: The phase out date for the black combat boot with the FDU was 1 November 2011(ref attachment 6).