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Old 06-12-2013, 04:33 PM
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Default Wading Boot Laces

This question is about as mundane as they get.

The laces in my wading boots have a very short life. The originals didn't last long. The replacements from Walmart are a week old. I don't think they'll last another week.

Two things happen. The eyelets cut into them, and the gaiter hooks rub on them.

Any brands or types to recommend?

It's not that they cost much. It's just that they break at the worst times, usually.

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:40 PM
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This question is about as mundane as they get.

The laces in my wading boots have a very short life. The originals didn't last long. The replacements from Walmart are a week old. I don't think they'll last another week.

Two things happen. The eyelets cut into them, and the gaiter hooks rub on them.

Any brands or types to recommend?

It's not that they cost much. It's just that they break at the worst times, usually.

Thanks.
I use heavy duty nylon cord and pretend that it's shoelaces.
Always bring extra too

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:36 PM
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Default Re: Wading Boot Laces

The nylon boot strings from REI are pretty tough... I replaced my Original boot strings with them and they have served well...
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:50 PM
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Got tired of breaking laces so i got boots with velcro straps instead of laces.
Never gone back and they save time and effort!
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Default Re: Wading Boot Laces

My original laces wore out last winter (4 or 5 years old?) but I continued to use the nylon core that hadn't broke yet because I never remembered I needed new ones until I was sitting on the tailgate lacing up again!

I was in the fly shop the other day and a pair of boot laces were right under my nose! Simms replacements, of course, but I was pleased to see that they were not priced for the name...$2.99 and they are heavy duty stiff things. I expect another 4 years.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: Wading Boot Laces

I always have a pair of Simms laces laying around because that's what I find in the fly shops. I have some heavy duty nylon as well but they're way too long. When I go on a trip for more than one day, I always have an extra pair with me. The good thing about laces though is they're easy to fix in the field if they fail. It may not be perfect, and it may look ugly but you can always knot them up and keep fishing.

I've heard of guys using paracord for laces as well.
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Default Re: Wading Boot Laces

Fly shop Simms laces. Always have one in the bag in my car. If I have one that's on the edge ready to break, I'll throw it in my pack. If one breaks on the stream, I just knot it and move on until I get back to the car where I have one waiting.

If you have a Redwing Shoe store near you, they make a pretty tough lace as well that I've used in the past. You'll get some time out of those too.

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Another vote for Simms laces. From your favorite fly shop.
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Default Re: Wading Boot Laces

Laces for any style boot = P-cord.
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