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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Root View Post
    Do you not want the same Lowa lace in a 90"-96" or are you just wanting a stronger and a bit longer lace? I checked on the Lowa site and they say for replacement laces to let them know the length needed.

    http://www.lowaboots.com/catalog/low.../2130000111/13

    I'd imagine you would want something close to the same dia for the lace lock to work well or at least from the Lowa boots my wife and I have it would seem that would be nice to have too.
    KEVIN: I would love the same lace. I was on that link and it takes you to Summit Hut. The longest lace they have listed is 83" which is probably the same lace that I have. If I could find the length I need, I would probably just go with them.

    PACKMULE: I measured my lace with a caliper this morning and it looks pretty close to 4 mm diameter. I see REI has "accessory cord" in 4 mm. Using that with heat shrink on the ends would probably be a good solution.

    25C: The Spyder Line looks pretty good too and comes in 3.8 mm. 1860 pound breaking strength...hmmmm might just work...lol.



    I wonder if it is good to have stretch in your boot laces or not. I can see pros and cons to low stretch laces.
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    Another idea I saw, rather than heat shrink tubing it to soak the last 3/4" or so on the cut ends of the accessory cord in super glue to make it hard and easier to thread through the eyelets. This would probably work with the Spyder Line cord as well.

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...hread_id=59677
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    Good idea! I always tie knots at the length I want my laces, cut the rest off and when tying my shoes it makes for consistent bow knots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    Good idea! I always tie knots at the length I want my laces, cut the rest off and when tying my shoes it makes for consistent bow knots.
    Good idea DR...just tie them up make the bow the size you want, and cut the ends the length you want and super glue them. Like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    Good idea DR...just tie them up make the bow the size you want, and cut the ends the length you want and super glue them. Like it!
    Eggs ackley. Don't forget to tie the knots before cutting them. Also you will never have a lace slip through an eyelet again when unlacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    Good idea! I always tie knots at the length I want my laces, cut the rest off and when tying my shoes it makes for consistent bow knots.
    I do a similar thing with my laces but I use cord locks instead of knots. Makes it easy to unlace the boot if I need to.

    This is what I'm talking about:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/10721810...FUJqMgodzTYAWw

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    Ironlace Laces have a lifetime guarantee and come in 84, 96, and 108" lengths. They cost $18 but you will never buy another pair.

    They advertise them as stronger than steel. Reviews on Amazon say they don't stretch and they stay tight.

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    I think we have some very good ideas floating around here. Where I am now at is this....

    Is it best for a lace to have almost no stretch, or is it better for it to have some stretch?

    No stretch, if your foot heats up and swells it could possibly get overly tight. With stretch it could possibly "absorb" your foot swelling a but as it warms up.

    What do you guys think?
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    I say no stretch. I have a pair that stretches slightly and it seems like I am re-tying my boots 15 minutes down the trail.

    If your feet swell, you can always re-tie your boots.

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    I go for the no stretch but I've never tried stretch laces. It would have to stretch enough that kept your feet from slipping a lot in the boot from going up and down hill. Feet swell and sweat throughout the day so I think it's good not only to re-tie to keep from being overly tight or lose but also to change out socks with a spare dry sock.

 

 

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