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I'll buy cheep shoes for casual wear instead of wearing out my Merrells.  Found a pair at Academy Sports that fit comfortably.

The laces are crap.  They won't stay tight letting the ankle losen up as I walk around.  Tie a bow knot and you can see the knot release when you let go.

Any suggestions?  New laces?  What kind work best?


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I take an extra turn around my thumb, which creates a surgeon's knot.  makes it much tougher for any slick lace to come undone.

Form the loop, take the normal turn around the thumb, then an extra turn before passing a loop through for the final bow tie.  


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The world is filled with bad laces.  I like to use flat laces whenever possible, but they seem to be getting harder to find.  Maybe they're more expensive to produce.  Anyway, I use double knots on frustrating laces.
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OZ, they released just like before.  $%^&* laces.

BL, I'll have to look for some flat ones.

Thanks, guys.


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Okra's slimy.  Use your finger for the extra knot OZ described instead of okra.
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See if any of these help.  

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I'd have to "+1" on ol-zeke's suggestion. I too was going to suggest the surgeon's knot to start. I have done that - and double knotting the bow - on my shoelaces for so long, I don't even think about it anymore. If the surgeon's knot won't hold, definitely time for less slippery laces.
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I'll buy cheep shoes for casual wear instead of wearing out my Merrells.  Found a pair at Academy Sports that fit comfortably.

The laces are crap.  They won't stay tight letting the ankle losen up as I walk around.  Tie a bow knot and you can see the knot release when you let go.

Any suggestions?  New laces?  What kind work best?

Moi, I just tie an extra knot.  And an extra 20 seconds to untie the shoes at the end of the day beats regular 'stop and go' to retie shoes all through the day.

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+2 on the surgeon's knot (I didn't know the name before) but that's what I've done for years. Otherwise, I suggest you tie the knot and then put just a dab (teaspoon or so) of Super glue on the knot and wait five minutes. It should hold.

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+2 on the surgeon's knot (I didn't know the name before) but that's what I've done for years. Otherwise, I suggest you tie the knot and then put just a dab (teaspoon or so) of Super glue on the knot and wait five minutes. It should hold.

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I use a couple lacing tricks:
   Flat laces
   Double knots
   Rub bees wax into the laces to make them a little sticky


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PostIcon Posted on: Jul. 07 2013, 5:37 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I double bow my laces.
I do the normal bow, then, pull the loops through as far as I can, leaving only a tab bit of the end of the lace in the bow. . Then, I tie a bow using the now longer loops.
It's never slipped on me.
Otherwise, as stated, waxed laces work pretty well.

This method,
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/doubleknot.htm
More ideas.
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm
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I tried a lot of the fieggen knots.  Walk around a little and their loose, again.  I'm going hunting flat laces.  Or superglue.

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Did you try the double bow??  It works for me

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Is it the bow loosening or the whole tie?  One suggestion would be a square knot (left over right, right over left) then bow.  I know some military guys who do that with their boot laces, seems to work quite well for them.
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There are lace locks I've tried, but abandoned because I felt I didn't really need them.
http://www.amazon.com/Lock-Laces-Black/dp/B000SOOLT4

but they're just specialized cordlocks. You could use one of those like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79aI71UJvMY

My considered opinion is that, if the laces you've got won't hold with a surgeon's knot, you need to get after-market laces that will. Just IMHO.
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if you follow OZ's link, i use the 'better bow' knot for boots where i have replaced the normal laces with sterling or blue water  utility line.  

Limmer boots sells excellent flat boot laces.
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I took a lace out of the shoe and tried tying it around a post.  It immediately loosened.

As I said before: new laces.


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