The laces of my Scarpa MAIN boot been worn and torn after a few years. Since the boots are still in very good shape, I'm looking for a new lace.
What features should I be looking for in trekking/hiking lace?
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From my personal experience, this is what I can tell:
Note: I had tried to tie the laces around my ankles to reduce the free length after the knot. This isn't much comfortable for me. I know many who tie up around their ankles though.
I find that the best shoelaces are the wide, flat and fairly soft ones - no special plastic coating, just canvas. They stay together the best and can take a lot of punishment. Accidental strong knots are also easier to undo, since it is easier to get a finger behind an edge due to its flatness.
The ones on the picture here seem a bit too shiny, so perhaps they are coated with some layer. This is the general style I recommend, though.