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
May 31 2010 3:55 PM EDT
Go with the heavy duty flat, if they fray or break in to months, you need to lighten up on your boots.
May 31 2010 4:07 PM EDT
I've never had any laces break? What the hell do you do to yours?
May 31 2010 4:15 PM EDT
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.
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.
May 31 2010 4:24 PM EDT
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.
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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