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Old 09-21-2016, 11:16 PM
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Default Paracord for shoe laces

Anybody use para cord for laces successfully? Did you get a particular brand? Did you modify them to work well as laces?

I bought some para cord from Reliance Outfitters and have been using them for a couple of weeks as shoe laces.

They keep untying themselves.

Any other cord out there that is as strong/cheap that works well as shoe lacing?

Want them to be able to use them as emergency bow drill string, fishing line, snares, ... etc.

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Old 09-21-2016, 11:41 PM
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Use cord locks. Paracords otherwise would untie themselves.





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https://www.rhinolaces.com
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Yup , use paracord for laces all the time. Don't tie them in a traditional knot when you tie them. Tie them in a square knot then they shouldn't have any problems
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Double knot always works for me.
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I use it for my boots, and they never come untied because I do a type of double knot that still unties like a normal bow.

EDIT: When you do the "normal" bow, before you tighten them down, grab one of the ears and run it through the gap, then tighten them down. Never come untied again, no additional parts needed.
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Not my first choice of boot lace but I have had to do it.
I just gutted the strings out and just used the outer sleeve.
Worked fine that way.
Same knots/bows used.


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Consider a paracord bracelet. That way, you won't have to unlace your shoes if you need to make a fire, catch some fish, etc..

https://www.operationgratitude.com/w...alBracelet.pdf
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When you do the "normal" bow, before you tighten them down, grab one of the ears and run it through the gap, then tighten them down. Never come untied again, no additional parts needed.
That worked. Whole day it didn't come loose.
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What gap?
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I backpacked all over Ireland with 550 laces, the trick is to double knot.
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I use paracord with my station boots to secure the zippers where laces would normally be. But I also use lace locks at the top.
Try using a double slip-knot. Taught my daughter this for her soccer shoes. She's a goalkeeper so if her laces come untied she can't just take her gloves off in the middle of a game to re-tie her cleats. My .02

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