He checked, shoelaces, and strapped on the cleats he had made for what they were worth.
Dink went a few steps, and then stopped and tightened his shoelaces a long minute.
Stover knelt and tried his shoelaces and rising, tightened his belt.
He fumbled over the shoelaces, and then grabbed up his coat.
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