Paracord boot aces
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Contributors to this thread:
eddie c 23-Aug-19
DL 23-Aug-19
SlipShot 23-Aug-19
eddie c 23-Aug-19
GF 23-Aug-19
Scar Finga 23-Aug-19
eddie c 23-Aug-19
From: eddie c
23-Aug-19
So I don't hijack the how to tie boot laces thread I ask in a new thread. For those of you who make boot laces from Paracord, how do you prep the ends to thread through the holes? Thanks

From: DL
23-Aug-19
Burn the tips and roll them to a point.

From: SlipShot
23-Aug-19
I didn't read the other thread, but paracord is not the best solution for boot laces. Yes it will work in a pinch, but unless there something I don't know they are pain. Paracord by design has very little if no stretch, and once wet and dried it there is no stretch and is very stiff. To keep paracord laces from untying you have to do a non-slipping knot. Paracord is good in a pinch, but I would do some testing before you leave on a long trip with paracord laces being your primary lace choice. Yes I'm talking from experience.

From: eddie c
23-Aug-19
Since I hunt swamp bottoms and get mud/water on my current strings, I didn't think about that factor. Was just considering replacing the current strings. Thanks for the responses, guys.

From: GF
23-Aug-19
JMO....

If you’re going to replace your boot laces, use either purpose-builtboot laces, or climbing accessory cord of an appropriate diameter. That stuff is tough as hell and built to hold knots you can trust with your life.

I used some last weekend to lash the soles ba are used some last weekend to lash the soles back onto my hiking boots and it held up to 5 miles of the AT, no sweat.

Too, there’s paracord, and then there’s paracord. I’ve had a few too many experiences with the cheap stuff that stretches like crazy, and I would avoid that crap like the plague!

From: Scar Finga
23-Aug-19
I have done it, and it's just ok... Better options for sure! REI has great laces and so does Sportsmans Warehouse. If you find a lace you like, buy a ton of them, because they will be gone next year!

I prefer Sportmans, as far as I know they are still family owned and support hunters and fisherman 100%

From: eddie c
23-Aug-19
Thanks guys. No REI or SW in my area so I will need to explore some websites.

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