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What do you use?
The laces that came with my Red Wings come untied just walking across the yard, even double- knotted.


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Go online and order a 72" pair of oil tanned leather laces. The will last several years, or more if you take care of them, and do not come untied with a double knot. Last pair I ordered was about $15 I think.

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Originally Posted by JeffyD
What do you use?
The laces that came with my Red Wings come untied just walking across the yard, even double- knotted.

[use the second(2nd/right foot) method, because you don't tuck the knots]





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Or a wrap of duct tape around the boot, over the knot.


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I tie them in a square knit and tuck them in my boots. MTG


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Wrap around bow twice then pull through loop to finish knot.

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I had a guy tell me that flat laces will stay tied better than round laces. I never can find flat boot laces to find out if it’s true.

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Double bow-knots here


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JeffyD: I do not know for sure the answer to your inquiry!
But I have been tying boots (and shoes) for 70+ years now and I DO know that some lace materials are prone to coming "un-tied" VERY quickly - while other lace materials DO NOT.
No matter the "tying" methods.
I am eager to review the reply posts hereon.
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I tie my shoes with the normal bow tie.

But I put an extra wrap in before the bows. And an extra wrap around the bows, cinch it tight and they do not come undone. Was taught this by an older gentleman over 20 years ago.


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Originally Posted by CRS
I tie my shoes with the normal bow tie.

But I put an extra wrap in before the bows. And an extra wrap around the bows, cinch it tight and they do not come undone. Was taught this by an older gentleman over 20 years ago.


This is my method too. Even better with flat laces. Reminds me need to get some new laces for my riding boots. Ride the ponies 3 times a week and only get 18 months out of a pair of laces , gotta find another brand me thinks.


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Try the "Maine Guide Tie" pull the laces up run the end of the right lace back thru the eyelet same with the left now take the ends and put them thru the loops on the opposite sides pull up tight and tuck the ends in the boot tops.

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Tie a knot in the end of the laces so you can pull them tight while you cinch down the main knot.


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I tie my shoes with the normal bow tie.

But I put an extra wrap in before the bows. And an extra wrap around the bows, cinch it tight and they do not come undone. Was taught this by an older gentleman over 20 years ago.


This is my method too. Even better with flat laces. Reminds me need to get some new laces for my riding boots. Ride the ponies 3 times a week and only get 18 months out of a pair of laces , gotta find another brand me thinks.

Just need to make sure the double wrap around the bows are dressed properly. Then you can pull really tight without tightening the shoe at all.


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Double knot them

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I had some Kevlar boot laces that were waxed, that stayed tied.

This has been about 10-12 years ago. If I recall correctly, I bought them at

Bakers Boots in Eugene, Or.

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Boa laces on my boots have eliminated any tying issues.

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KG Bootguard Kevlar/Nylon boot laces. You can get them a bunch of places, easy button is Amazon.


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I got a pair of "bug gaiters" from these folks:
https://www.forestry-suppliers.com/p/25092/69541/tick-chigger-gaiters
The go over the laces and the top of the boots, keeps junk out and water to a good degree. I've had mine for about 4 years and they are a very good investment.

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Most people that have issues with shoelaces are using a granny knot instead of a "reef" knot. You can tell after you tie the shoes which you did, the granny knot won't have the "ears" of the knot straight across, they will be more north and south. A reef knot will naturally go straight across. I almost never double knot, you know when you are in terrains that requires that.


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