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Boot laces

Post by Nighthiker » Nov 17 2014 6:43 am

Replaced boot laces and the new ones do not seem to remain tied. Pant cuffs and brush against brush unties them. Another reason to wear gaiters ?
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Re: Boot laces

Post by CannondaleKid » Nov 17 2014 7:12 am

@Nighthiker What material are the laces? Of all the shoes and boots I've worn some kinds of lace wouldn't stay tight if I glued them.

Even with a lot of bushwhacking my long pants cover the laces enough that I don't get all kinds of debris in them. If anything rubs against them it's my pants.

After trying three different kind/brand of gaiters and not liking them much, I made my own open-back leather chaps. They have a strap & snap at the bottom that hooks through the lowest lace in my boots to keep them on straight, which keeps the thick and thorny stuff away from the laces.
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Re: Boot laces

Post by friendofThundergod » Nov 17 2014 9:57 am

@CannondaleKid
I made my own open-back leather chaps
Yikes! Remind me not to hike behind you :o

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Re: Boot laces

Post by CannondaleKid » Nov 17 2014 11:04 am

@friendofThundergod Not a problem for me... ;)
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Re: Boot laces

Post by CannondaleKid » Nov 17 2014 2:03 pm

I neglected to mention earlier the best laces I've used so far are Danner laces ($5.99 @Sportsman's Warehouse) which are described as: Separate inner core with woven nylon exterior for strength. Melted lace ends won't fray.
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Re: Boot laces

Post by Tough_Boots » Nov 17 2014 9:17 pm

double knot them...
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Re: Boot laces

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Nov 17 2014 9:53 pm

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Tough_Boots wrote:double knot them...
With a square knot as opposed to a granny.
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Re: Boot laces

Post by big_load » Nov 19 2014 6:07 pm

Every pair of boot laces I get is more frustrating than the last.

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Re: Boot laces

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Nov 20 2014 1:44 am

big_load wrote:Every pair of boot laces I get is more frustrating than the last.
It comes with age and that's why that Swiss hunter invented Velcro. ;)
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