Psst! (This is in the paracord contest... You should vote for it...If you want to, thanks!)
Step 1: Materials
@ 550 Paracord, about the same size as other shoelaces. (If you're buying new paracord just for this, because I'm so convincing (Ha!) I would get no more than 50 feet.) You'll use about 4 feet per shoe, depending on what kind of shoe you have.
@ Scissors, or a Pocketknife, if you prefer.
@ A Pair of shoes (Shoelaces Optional)
@ A Cigarette Lighter
Step 2: Measuring the Paracord
Step 3: Fusing!
For this part, you'll want to fuse the paracord, not whip it, fusing will just make it easier to work with, and double as aglets. If you are using a brand new bundle of paracord, or are at the very end of the cord, one end will be fused already. If not, you'll just have to do this step twice.
Holding near the frayed end of the paracord, but not at the very end, light it up! Wait for the inner cords to start melting. It's alright if there's a tiny flame, it will probably burn itself out, but be careful!
Step 4: Lacing
If you are planning on lacing both shoes with paracord, repeat this process twice.
Step 5: Closing Comments
Secretly, I was planning on taking this off after I was done, and switching back to my old shoelace. But, I'm really happy with the results, and am sticking with this.
Thanks for reading!!