How To: Fix frayed shoe laces

4 01 2007

introFrayed shoe lace fix

Frayed tips on shoe laces is about as annoying as things can get. Forcing the little ends of the shoe lace through those tiny holes can sometimes feel hopeless when everything is coming apart and bunching up. I’ve found a pretty effective and simple fix that takes a few a minutes and costs just a couple dollars.

 

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step 1Gather materials

To fix the shoe laces I needed a lighter, a scissors and some heat shrink tubing. I bought an assortment pack of heat shrink tubing and ended up using the ones that were 3/32″ in diameter. You might want to pick up some bigger or smaller tubing depending on how frayed your laces are and what size they are.

 

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step 2Slip on the heat shrink tubing

Slip an end of the heat shrink tubing over the frayed end of the shoelace. I covered the tip with about 3/4″ of the tubing and then trimmed the excess with a scissor.

 

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step 3Shrink the tubing

Ideally the tubing is supposed to be shrunk with a heat gun, but any heat source will do. I grabbed a lighter and carefully held it under the tubing for a few seconds so that the top of the flame was about an inch below the tubing. Its not good to light the tubing on fire directly, so leave a little space and keep the heat source moving.

 

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step 4Repeat, re-lace and enjoy

I repeated this process on each of the other three frayed ends, put them back in my shoes and happily reconnected with my favorite pair of laces.

 

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source: http://www.instructables.com/id/EPPEN17ZBHEV2Z8E4N/?ALLSTEPS

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10 03 2007
shoe stretchers

If you were going to buy a golf club, you wouldn’t walk into a store and buy the first one you see, would you? Of course not; especially if you want to improve your golf game! You’ll want to hold the club, take some practice swings, hit some balls if the store has a practice spot, and look at the price, of course. If you are considering buying running shoes, you need to go through a similar process and take the time to find the perfect shoe.

31 07 2013
Ivory

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