When shoe laces are new, they stay done up - probably because they are
After a while, they start coming undone at inconvenient times - maybe
because they have become smoother.
Does anyone have a magic solution (other than buying new laces!) for
restoring them to 'as new' condition?
I bought a new pair recently and have constant trouble keeping them tied
unless I double knot them and then have the problem of undoing them...They
are the flat ,sort of woven, kind...I had round ones before and never had
this problem so you might like to try them ...
"YESTERDAY is history,TOMORROW is a mystery,TODAY is a gift
Well, the ones I'm currently having trouble with are round! They came with a
pair of stout walking shoes which I bought earlier this year - and were fine
for a time but have now started undoing themselves!
On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 12:12:43 +0100, Set Square wrote:
Just been watching ' Trade Secrets ' on BBC2. Todays was cobblers secrets
and they said if your shoe laces keep comming undone, take some black shoe
polish on a cloth and rub the laces with it. I assume brown shoe polish
for brown laces.
It does work, been doing mine for years. A smear of polish on a cloth
rubbed into the laces every 6-8 weeks keeps them tied. If you are
concerned about getting black polish on your hands use clear/natural
It's strange, I don't have this prob because my laces, like my shoes, are
reely reely old.
All frayed, not much actual lace left, etc, but they stay tied up.
They even stay tied up "loosely"; the knot is tied pretty tight, but
there's alot of slack, so the shoe is more of a slip-on.
And the laces are very polished on the surface - it may be a bit like
putting polish on them.
I hate to buy new shoes as the laces won't stay tied up (and I'm a
Synthetic shoe laces untie because the fibres are smooth-surfaced. Old
shoe laces were a mix of linen (for strength), cotton (for bulk) and a
little of wool fibres. As wool is an animal product, there are small
scales on the surface of each fibre that make them rough and stop
| When shoe laces are new, they stay done up - probably because they are
| slightly rough.
| After a while, they start coming undone at inconvenient times - maybe
| because they have become smoother.
| Does anyone have a magic solution (other than buying new laces!) for
| restoring them to 'as new' condition?
| Set Square
I had this trouble for years, I have cured it permanently, I now wear slip
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