May 31 2010 3:32 PM EDT
Umm... Yeah. I find myself in need of... Shoelaces. Well, really, bootlaces.
The issue is, I haven't had a pair of laces last longer than two months in about two years. Every brand I try is either as good as or worse than the default laces the boots came with. And I'd like something better. And they fray constantly before they break, which means I can't tie them as tight as I'd like.
It's hardly a huge issue, but it's gotten annoying to always have to keep extra laces around in case of a random break.
So, if anyone knows of any particularly good brands of laces, or place I can order some decent ones that they know won't break, I'd be very appreciative. Also, I wouldn't mind something a bit arty. Colors or something. But my first priority is durability. I'm sick of relacing my boots.
May 31 2010 3:44 PM EDT
Currently I wear sneakers without shoe laces... :)
May 31 2010 3:52 PM EDT
Go with the heavy duty flat, if they fray or break in to months, you need to lighten up on your boots.
I've never had any laces break? What the hell do you do to yours?
May 31 2010 4:15 PM EDT
Having been in the Military I know what it means to tear up a pair of laces in no time flat. Also the fact I am always on my feet with my current job good laces are a necessity or else.
So here's two I have used before with awesome results.
Military Grade| Paracord - http://www.itstactical.com/2009/07/14/550-cord-bootlaces/
Multiple Use| OldKook's - http://www.oldkook.com/website/html/home.html
May 31 2010 4:16 PM EDT
I'm in the army so my boots definitely get abused lol, but seriously in 4 years i have never had a pair of laces break. Maybe it's something your doing to them and not the laces themselves. I currently have a pair of Oakley boots and the laces on those are great, i recommend them if you have not tried already.
Unless those are some awesome cords, I'd go with the flats. The flats are using much better, assuming they're both good grade.
Although those do look awesome, better be for $12 a pair.
May 31 2010 4:25 PM EDT
Paracord, i'm assuming is 550 cord. Which if it is, has a rated capacity of 550 pounds. If you manage to break military grade 550 cord then you are definitely doing something crazy lol.
Yeah it is, the one I linked from Zen's is 1600-2500 lb test, now those are some shoe laces, lol.
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