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What does it mean when someone wears black boots with red shoelaces?

The new guy at work always wears black boots with red shoelaces. Is this supposed to mean something?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (37)
  • I think the white lace/ red lace thing usually only applies to skinheads. So if dude had a shaved head and red shoe laces, I'd assume he was a white supremecist skinhead. If he was just a guy otherwise mainstream with red shoe laces, I'd probably just assume he had no idea what that meant in skinhead circles.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 9:27 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • I think its a white supremacy statement..

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • I don't think so
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Maybe they just like black boots and red shoelaces. lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • i wear black shoes with blue laces....and it doesn't mean anything to me...i just like it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • tHAT AND RED HANGING SUSPENDERS IS A WHITE PRIDE/RACIST THING. iT MEANS YOU SPILLED BLOOD FOR YOUR RACE..

    ps sorry about the caps.
    trippyhippy

    Answer by trippyhippy at 8:25 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • I googled it and came up with a white pride organization forum where they were discussing the symbolism. They said it meant you did something violent for your "organization." Now I feel like I have to somehow sanitize my computer for clicking on that link. Horrible human beings.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:28 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?sid=384#redlaces

    Red laces: Bootlace color indicating the wearer has shed blood for the skinhead movement. Racist skinheads will often randomly attack non-whites to "earn" their red laces.

    Spider web tattoo: Racist skinhead "badge of honor," often worn on the elbow, indicating wearer has committed murder for the skinhead movement.

    SHARP: Short for Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice, commonly known as SHARP skins, who often battle racist skins.

    Skinbyrd: Female skinhead.

    Straight-laced: A complex boot-lacing system favored by racist skins who lace their boots in horizontal, straight lines rather than X or cross patterns.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 8:29 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • It a skinhead who has caused bloodshed for his race.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:30 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Or a wannabe.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:30 PM on Jan. 29, 2010