Low Stretch Laces

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Low Stretch Laces

Post by Woodserson » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:38 pm

I'm sick of re-tightening my Antarctics every 30 minutes after the laces have stretched and the ankle is all wobbly and not snug.. Anyone know a good source/solution for a low-stretch lace that will fit boots AND take a knot?

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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:46 pm

Hmmm...I did know- but to be honest I can't remember the brand name of the low-stretch laces I used to buy in the most demanding work environment I have ever put boots through- steep slope tree felling on the VERY wet west coast of BC...

I do know that the laces on my current Scarpa Kinesis and Wrangell are excellent quality, durable and have almost ZERO stretch- plus they hold knots very well. I don't know if you can order replacement Scarpa laces?
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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:47 pm

Scarpa replacement laces:
https://www.scarpa.com/laces
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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by MikeK » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:47 pm

Crispi laces are pretty poopy...

The ones that the Alaska come with are much better. Looks like climbing rope.

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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:54 pm

I agree about the Alaska laces. I am actually surprised by them...They are so soft- I expected them to fray and stretch- they haven't. I still have my original laces- I ordered a backup set- but still have not needed them. I have long since lost track on the number of miles those laces have done...
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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by Woodserson » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:59 pm

I got the Mountain Laces from Scarpa. The shipping was more than the laces, but totally worth it. Much less stretching. Thanks!

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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by Rodbelan » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:50 am

Like one did suggest in the post, you could have used climbing rope—the small diameter ones... That's what I do on my hiking boots... You just need to stop by REI or so shop like that. You buy them by the meter (or foot). Very cheap and very, very solid.

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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by connyro » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:54 am

Here's a link here to an old, related thread about lacing leathers.

http://telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f ... nots#p9433

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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by anrothar » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:33 pm

I have a pair of these going on 4 years in my work boots. I used to go through 2-3 sets of laces per year. They've outlasted two pairs of boots.


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Re: Low Stretch Laces

Post by satsuma » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:02 pm

Rodbelan wrote:Like one did suggest in the post, you could have used climbing rope—the small diameter ones... That's what I do on my hiking boots... You just need to stop by REI or so shop like that. You buy them by the meter (or foot). Very cheap and very, very solid.
Sailing lines are also low-stretch--you could use small diameter Spectra, Vectra or Dyneema lines--which should be available or orderable from anyone selling sailing supplies, such as West Marine. As a more available and cheaper alternative, braided polyester cord (about 1/8" diameter) is available from Lowe's, and be strong and low-stretch, but not as much as the sailing-specific rope.

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