Shoelaces (in Off-topic)


Godpanda 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.

AdminShade May 31 2010 3:44 PM EDT

Currently I wear sneakers without shoe laces... :)

Demigod May 31 2010 3:52 PM EDT

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] May 31 2010 3:55 PM EDT

http://www.cabelas.com/p-0063494.shtml

Go with the heavy duty flat, if they fray or break in to months, you need to lighten up on your boots.

Wasp [Demon Forging] May 31 2010 4:07 PM EDT

I've never had any laces break? What the hell do you do to yours?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] May 31 2010 4:15 PM EDT

two months*

Zenai 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

--JDM-- 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.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] May 31 2010 4:22 PM EDT

Unless those are some awesome cords, I'd go with the flats. The flats are using much better, assuming they're both good grade.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] May 31 2010 4:24 PM EDT

http://www.oldkook.com/website/html/dura-military.html

Although those do look awesome, better be for $12 a pair.

--JDM-- 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.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] May 31 2010 4:26 PM EDT

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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