Introduction: Fast Office Shoe Lace Fix

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After replacing my shoelaces this weekend, I discovered I had purchased laces that were too long. So, I put my mind to working and came up with an awesome solution. This is my story

Step 1: Assemble Tools

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Not much needed here.  Scissors to cut the laces, some heat shrink tubing, and some open flame!

Step 2: Pre-place the Shrink Tube.

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Place the shrink tube on the shoe laces before you cut them.  If you wait, you will have to figure out how to get it over the frayed lace.

Step 3: Cut the String

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I felt the best way to size the laces was to tie them, then cut them based on the current length.

Step 4: Shrink the Tube

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Don't  get crazy here.  But, I didn't want to take off my shoes!  This was talent - to burn the lace without burning myself.

Step 5: Final Product

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And this is the final product!  It works and really makes good use of too long shoe laces.


parallelchild (author)2011-11-06

Simply genius. I'll have to remember to keep some heat shrink tubes on hand, but your idea is incredibly simple. Props.

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