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Shoe Laces

When buying shoes or trainers I have always found they lasted a lot longer than the laces but over the past 4 or 5 years the reverse seems to be true and I have found it necessary to purchase replacement laces.
OK they don't cost much I got some boot laces from e-bay for £2.95 plus a free pair
Perhaps I should have kept some of the old laces ! Smiley 
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@gleneagles,  you seem to be saying the same thing twice - both cases you need new laces Undecided
My main complaint with trainer laces is that generally they are too long Wink
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not sure he is..
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Funny, I  was going to post a similar but opposite view, this morning, my day to day shoes, seem to be lasting much longer than they used to do... !  wondered if anyone else had the same notion.  Huh
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@dvorak, Maybe it's the way I'm reading it Undecided
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I understood it the same was as you artmo. His shoes last longer than the laces and then they don't last long and he has to replace them Crazy
I prefer footware with velcro or zips to be honest. Laces just annoy me (like clothes hangers, coat hangers, clothes pegs etc). They're fiddly and time consuming = annoyance. I will say however that good quality laces last a lot longer than the typical cheap trash you get with most footwear these days.
I have a pair of steel toe cap boots that I've had for 9 years. The boots are now knackered as they let water in (though still good for car work) but the laces are original and at 9 years old and with many hundreds of miles on them, thats a miracle. The boots weren't cheap though at something like £70.
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Re: Shoe Laces

Quote from: artmo
My main complaint with trainer laces is that generally they are too long Wink

As with most footwear, I find.
I use http://www.biglaces.com/. Something of a misnomer, as they do every lace imaginable.
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I prefer footware with velcro or zips to be honest. Laces just annoy me.

Me too, but I couldn't find a pair of trainers with velcro that I liked when I last bought a pair. What's really annoying about the pair I did buy (with laces) is that the laces are too long, and one is longer than the other. I keep saying to myself I'll replace them, but here I am at least one year down the line and I still haven't replaced them. Cheesy
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I maybe the dumbest person on this particular thread..... But....
If your trainer laces are too long...............


















Find the scissors, and cut them to a length that is more suitable for your usage... .....  Roll eyes

You may find that cutting one in half, will give you a spare pair of the right length  ? ? ?
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But if you shorten them there's no aglet to stop the end fraying.
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I maybe the dumbest person on this particular thread..... But....
If your trainer laces are too long...............


















Find the scissors, and cut them to a length that is more suitable for your usage... .....  Roll eyes

You may find that cutting one in half, will give you a spare pair of the right length  ? ? ?
Of course you are not the dumbest person on this thread............ if your laces are too long then..........






get a bigger pair of shoes ! Wink
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@gleneagles I think you are stringing him along Wink
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@w23 2 seconds in a flame, job done
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@w23..... you can also dip the ends in Instant glue.... wait until it dries before tying your shoe laces though !....  Shocked
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... Instant glue.... wait until it dries ...

Not that instant, then  Wink

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