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I'm SO sick of my laces coming undone, no matter what I do: double-bow ties, double knots... Any ways to lock 'em down?? Answered

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Cord locks, also called cord toggles. You know, those little plastic spring-loaded thingys that you typically find on the drawstring for a stuff sack. You can get them at sporting goods stores in the camping supplies section for almost nothing.

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Jak25

8 years ago

Thanks, all! It was a silly question, but a vexing situation, nonetheless.

Trick I picked up from somewhere -- maybe instructables -- is to give the loops an extra twist around each other when tying the bow. Works well on the one particularly-slippery set of laces I have.

Another solution is to switch to different laces. Flat laces don't generally have this problem as badly.

+1 on the flat laces. they are much better than round laces wrt hold.

Yeah, dunno, mine are flat - for some reason, I've either lost the ability to do this or laces are just resistant to manipulation these days. But, I did finally cut the darn things down. I've wondered what everyone does with all those inches of lacing... I may never know!

Get your mum to tie them for you?

Lol! At least I got a laff out of it!

You may need to add something to rough up the surface of the lace to keep it from slipping-super glue or wax worked into the lace before tying (let the super glue dry before tying) should help.

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jeff-o

8 years ago

Different laces, maybe?  Perhaps some that aren't as long, so they don't flap around.

I tuck the ends and bow (when there's enough lace to make a "proper" bow) in between the tongue and the two flaps to keep them from coming undone. It's not perfect, but it helps alot.

Super glue?  Dunno what you'll do when you want to take them off... :)