Recently noticed I had misplaced or lost my 1980's OR Rocky Mountain High Gaiters. Decided to replace but changed mind after review of the design change. The new design for both high and low gaiters replaces the old time grommet with laces with the Hypalon Instep Strap. I tend to damage and wear out these types of straps quickly, unless it's a 100% alpine snow conditions. On the older grommet/lace models, it was very easy to replace the lace with shock cord and carry spare shock cord for in the field replacement. Guess it's true...you can't teach old dogs new tricks!