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    That is sweet. I always did a kinda double knot to keep mine from coming undone.

    It seems to only be certain laces/cords that don't want to hold a standard knot, this looks like a great solution.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iz View Post
    I guess I'm doing something wrong. I tie mine just like normal except I tuck the extra in the top of my boot. But that's just because I don't like snakes hanging out.
    Does it slip on you guys with just a regular knot?
    Long laces, looped around the boot, with a square knot in the back, laces tucked in. The only negative I have heard about this is if for some reason you end up in the water and need to get your boots off to swim, I say be able to swim with you boots on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horned Toad View Post
    Long laces, looped around the boot, with a square knot in the back, laces tucked in. The only negative I have heard about this is if for some reason you end up in the water and need to get your boots off to swim, I say be able to swim with you boots on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iz View Post
    I guess I'm doing something wrong. I tie mine just like normal except I tuck the extra in the top of my boot. But that's just because I don't like snakes hanging out.
    Does it slip on you guys with just a regular knot?

    If you use paracord, especially the real Mil-C-5040H TYPE III that has a tighter braid, for your laces it slips a lot. That knot works great for keeping it tied. Even if you tuck your laces in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iz View Post
    But that's just because I don't like snakes hanging out.
    Thats why I wear overalls

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    I have always used a double knot with para cord laces for over 20 years and have never had a problem.

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    I add two twists to the standard tie by using a quick release surgeons knot. Keeps it tied very well and also quick release.

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    Thanks I needed that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    I have always used a double knot with para cord laces for over 20 years and have never had a problem.
    Double knot works for me too.
    Last edited by swamprat; 01-22-2013 at 01:45 PM.

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    I got so tired of having to stop and re-tie my kids laces on hikes, I ran them through cord locks and stuck the extra lengths inside. Made it easy on them and me but now I think they don't know how to tie their shoes. This will work great instead. Thanks for the post.
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