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boot laces keep coming undone

Post by targets » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:32 pm

so whats the answer ..i cant buy boots with velcro straps... and its dangerous having laces dragging along ,even when i double tied them ..what a blasted nuisance


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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Blackadder43 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:37 pm

Do them up then Gaffer tape over the laces and knot
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by THE MOLE » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:48 pm



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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by oldartefact » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:54 pm

maybe buy a new set of laces ... some have a habit of coming undone, and others dont.
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Dom » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:55 pm

Super glue your feet into them, then you won't need shoe laces. ::g
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Steve_T » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:02 pm

Tuck the loop and ends into the top of your boots, fold your second pair of socks over the top of the boots, all snug and secure

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Phil2401 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:59 pm

Flat laces stay put. Round laces don't.

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Batman » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:49 pm

Get some wellies :D

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Junior » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:53 pm

Elastic laces. Buy from trialon or running shop. Brilliant. Thread as normal then feed through retainer then forget. Just slip on and off ::g

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Twit » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:50 pm

Concrete, and the weight gives you more exercise ::g

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by stargazer » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:24 pm

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Stillburning » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:19 am

Try cotton laces as the natural fibres have more drag than man made ones - flat cotton even better ::g
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by targets » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:45 am

aye its a pain for ages ,i have tight fitting wellys but theyre awkward when bending down digging ..i will try some flat laces or tie them in a knot..i nearly went flying downhill yesterday after they came undone again and i didnt notice ..brambles were trapped round the lose laces ...you would have thought the makers of hiking boots would have cracked this by now ;;z
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Taxino8 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:04 am

Use two or three twists before making the loop, that works.
Something I learnt in my Army days.
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Lowland » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:09 am

Back in my tree climbing/felling past life
We had this problem with some chainsaw boot laces
-the solution was leather laces
Never came undone
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by targets » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:24 am

i see soldiers laces here are nothing special. just round and small knotted and they cant have lose laces in the field

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by pengles » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:14 am

Try these. The laces remain in place, you can glue them in if you want, and you just use the zip to do the boot up.
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Twit » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:17 pm

pengles wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:14 am
Try these. The laces remain in place, you can glue them in if you want, and you just use the zip to do the boot up.61-DYOW9VnL._SY355_.jpg
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by THE MOLE » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:22 pm

Twit wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:17 pm
pengles wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:14 am
Try these. The laces remain in place, you can glue them in if you want, and you just use the zip to do the boot up.61-DYOW9VnL._SY355_.jpg
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I don't visit shops like that.
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Kefyn » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:47 pm

Get your mum to do them really tight for you before you set off. (Ask her to do 'bunny ears'👍)

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Phil2401 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:56 pm

Taxino8 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:04 am
Use two or three twists before making the loop, that works.
Something I learnt in my Army days.
And double tie the final loops and / or wet the laces before tying....water will do - (not thinking of other things that army boots might be subjected to to prevent chafing on a long march...:))

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Marty » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:23 pm

My old fella wouldn't use anything except leather laces for just this reason

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Polyspaston » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:00 pm

A mate of mine suggested a bit of shoe polish on the laces.

They still come undone, but I have really shiny fingers.

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by Lowland » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:32 pm

Twit wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:17 pm
pengles wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:14 am
Try these. The laces remain in place, you can glue them in if you want, and you just use the zip to do the boot up.61-DYOW9VnL._SY355_.jpg
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I don't visit shops like that.
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:21 pm

It's a brave man that offers the definitive solution, so here it is :-O
Purchase some Parachute chord, (or civilian equivalent) thread it as for boot-laces but instead of tying a 'bow' wind the surplus twice or thrice around the ankle (of the boot) and finish of by simply tucking in the loose end a couple of times.

Advantages: Super quick, cheep as chips and when wet no knots to untie with cold and equally wet fingers. Job done and no challenges to my bang-on, definitive solution. :D ::g Regards ss47
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by At Digger » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:33 pm

Get a pair of Wellies, job done ::g

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by DelphiOne » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:02 pm

Easy solution, cross over twice instead of once then tie your lace, i learened this from my father around eight years old, my laces never come undone. ::g

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by targets » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:34 pm

easy solution was some spring loaded sliding toggles ,,no more problem at 70p
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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by WINDSONG58 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:03 am

Double bow laces then turn your socks down over them. Helps keep the sand out too. ;)

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Re: boot laces keep coming undone

Post by stupot » Thu May 31, 2018 9:56 am

Tie them to your braces & finish with gorilla glue

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