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MUST Speed Rivets

 MUST Speed Rivets in Aluminum /Ebony on a pair of Oakstreet Trench Boots  |   Photo by Manoa Hui

MUST Speed Rivets in Aluminum /Ebony on a pair of Oakstreet Trench Boots  |  Photo by Manoa Hui

 MUST Speed Rivets in Aluminum/Ebony on a pair of Oakstreet Trench Boots  |   Photo by Manoa Hui

MUST Speed Rivets in Aluminum/Ebony on a pair of Oakstreet Trench Boots  |  Photo by Manoa Hui

Description

You know the feeling, twenty minutes till boarding and you just stood in the security line for an hour and a half. Now it's your turn, there aren't enough bins and your security line neighbor is breathing down your neck. Belt is off, pockets are empty, watch is in your bag boarding pass in hand. You can make it. Nope not yet... look down and they don't slip off. 

It was this stress filled airport security line event where I decided I could make something to ix this because I refuse to travel without my favorite boots or pack another pair of shoes just to make it through security easier. It turned out these rivets made crowded foyers at family parties, locker rooms before a lunch run, every morning and every evening easier to get in an out of my favorite boots and on to what's next.

The MUST Speed Rivets are an impermanent solution that is simple to install and compliments the footwear they are fastened to. They feature a metal body turned on a vintage manual metal late, inlaid with unique materials (currently wood), finished by hand and presented in custom packaging. Because they are handmade, count on character (imperfections) and expect they will wear over time (patina) as they become yours. Since they were designed to fit a wide range of eyelet diameters I hope you transfer them to your next pair when it's time to retire your favorites. 

After 2 years of prototyping and continuous use they are ready to share. I hope you enjoy, I have. 

  MUST Speed Rivets  come with everything you need to install. Simply thread the attachment screw through your boot's eyelet and screw tight with the supplied driver. Check them from time to time to ensure they are tight and secure. 

MUST Speed Rivets come with everything you need to install. Simply thread the attachment screw through your boot's eyelet and screw tight with the supplied driver. Check them from time to time to ensure they are tight and secure. 

  MUST Speed Rivets  were designed to span a variety of eyelet sizes as no two are created equal. 

MUST Speed Rivets were designed to span a variety of eyelet sizes as no two are created equal. 


MUST Speed Rivets on a pair of Redwing Heritage Blacksmith boots | 6061 Aluminum inlaid with Ebony wood


Black / Aluminum

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The MUST Speed Rivets come eight to a set and with all of the necessary items to install. The aluminum variation are made on a vintage South Bend manual lathe out of 6061 aluminum for it ease of machining , resistance to corrosion and ability to take a brilliant surface. The current stock are inlaid with Madagascar Ebony, a dark and dense wood that has been properly dried, is very stable and polishes well.

All MUST Speed Rivets are finished and protected with quality silicone free furniture wax and should be maintained along  with your boots. A dab of oil or natural (non-pigmented) shoe polish while conditioning your boots will maintain their luster and character. 


Brown / Brass

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The MUST Speed Rivets come eight to a set and with all of the necessary items to install. The brass variation are made on a vintage South Bend manual lathe out of 360 brass for it ease of machining, resistance to corrosion and ability to take a brilliant surface. The current stock are inlaid with a variety of Rosewoods (Palo Escrito shown) that have been properly dried, are stable and polish well.

All MUST Speed Rivets are finished and protected with quality silicone free furniture wax and should be maintained along with your boots. A dab of oil or natural (non-pigmented) shoe polish while conditioning your boots will maintain their luster and character.