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I call these dedicated paracord laces because they were made specifically to be shoe laces (as opposed to the expectation of removing them for other uses). All it takes is a curling iron, super glue, dental floss, and a plastic bag.

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Step 1: Gut the cord.

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If you have melted ends, cut them off. Pull out the inner strands and set them aside. 

Step 2: Fray the ends

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Wet the cord and use a comb to undo about 1" of braiding. In my opinion wet paracord frays faster than when it's dry. 

Step 3: Flat iron

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Pull the paracord through a curling iron until its both flat and dry. Make sure to keep the cord moving so no one spot gets too hot. You don't want to melt it. 

Step 4: Make aglets

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Tie off the ends with dental floss right at the point where the fraying stops. I used a constrictor knot. This knot creates a stopping point for the super glue. Saturate the frayed end and use your hand under a plastic bad to form the aglet. Hang dry. 
Ricardo301 month ago
It's so simple but amazing
Rahdzhillaxxx6 months ago

good ible

Rahdzhillaxxx6 months ago

I will attest to the longevity of 550 laces. I have my first pair still after several years and three pair of shoes. all my new shoes get new laces as soon as they get home. Got real tired of the two week laces that come with them.
I go all ghetto style and just melt the ends into a little ball and shape them with a little multi tool. not as pretty but whatever gets the end through the eyelets.
I will incorporate the fraying next time though... great instructible.

Rahdzhillaxxx6 months ago

I will attest to the longevity of 550 laces. I have my first pair still after several years and three pair of shoes. all my new shoes get new laces as soon as they get home. Got real tired of the two week laces that come with them.
I go all ghetto style and just melt the ends into a little ball and shape them with a little multi tool. not as pretty but whatever gets the end through the eyelets.
I will incorporate the fraying next time though... great instructible.

Misac-kun10 months ago

I made mine with Heat shrink Tubing.

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mycroft99910 months ago

I can attest to the longevity of paracord laces. I replaced my boot laces with paracord and while the boots wear out, the laces still show zero signs of wear after seven years of daily wear. I will say I didn't remove the inner strings from the cord and while the cord will flatten out where it goes through the holes in the boot, it returns to its original shape when laced into a new boot.

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seamster11 months ago
Nice paracord use. I especially like the trick for making the aglets.

(It's kind of silly, but the only reason I know what an aglet is, is because of Phineas and Ferb!)
Mrballeng (author)  seamster11 months ago
Funny you say that. The only reason I found out about the Phineas and Ferb song was because I googled how to spell aglet.
seamster Mrballeng11 months ago
Ha!
dkrall11 months ago
can you use the gutted thread instead of floss?
Mrballeng (author)  dkrall11 months ago
I used dental floss because of the wax coating. That way the super glue doesn't stick.
austin11161211 months ago
Hey on the titanium ring instructable what lathe and tools did you use and the name brands of them