Constantly breaking shoelaces... Any suggestions for ones that might last?

emkant

New User
I'm constantly breaking shoelaces. I do play a fair amount, but there's no reason that my laces should break after one or two 1-2 hour sessions of play! Anyone out there have suggestions for laces that last a bit longer?
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
Is it because you slide? Do you tie them too tight? Are they thin laces or thick? Have you tried thick laces?
 

emkant

New User
Is it because you slide? Do you tie them too tight? Are they thin laces or thick? Have you tried thick laces?
I do slide sometimes. I tie them normally. I've tried thin laces and thick laces. All of them. They seem to break often. Is there an indestructible brand out there?!?
 

Sardines

Professional
I'm constantly breaking shoelaces. I do play a fair amount, but there's no reason that my laces should break after one or two 1-2 hour sessions of play! Anyone out there have suggestions for laces that last a bit longer?
Where is it breaking? If it's abrasion with the slide, then you need to try shoes with better lace protection.
 

emkant

New User
I'm using an old pair of Adidas Barricades (the 6.0). I often buy old barricades used or lightly used elsewhere on the internet (the last version of that shoe is trash, in my opinion). Been considering moving to the Asics Gel Resolution 8. Either way, I've wrecked all sorts of tennis shoes in addition to the laces, but I really do find myself breaking laces just way way too often, no matter what shoe, haha.
 

mixtape

Rookie
Constantly breaking shoe laces?! Wow. That's new to me! lol
Maybe try shoelaces made for the outdoors like trail hiking.
 

Squaity

New User
I used to have laces breaking from sliding. The new asics gel Res has a pocket in the tongue to stuff the lace inside. That has helped lol
 

Lukhas

Legend
I also break laces when sliding. I honestly just stock up on cheap laces. I know that, thanks to a quick Internet search, that abrasion resistant laces exist, but I suspect (maybe wrongfully) that they wouldn't be flexible enough for tennis shoes.

Otherwise Adidas still sells the Stycon, and the Nike Cage 4 doesn't expose the laces on the medial side, which I wish would be more common. The Yonex PC Fusion Rev 3 offsets the lacing to the lateral side in a way that reminds me of football cleats (the one played with the feet and a ball mind you), although football cleats tend to forgo laces entirely nowadays.
 
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1hander

Rookie
You could look for the thing that Stefanos wore at the ATP Finals. I don't know what is called but it looked to keep him from breaking laces.
 
I'm constantly breaking shoelaces. I do play a fair amount, but there's no reason that my laces should break after one or two 1-2 hour sessions of play! Anyone out there have suggestions for laces that last a bit longer?
Most likely because of sliding. I know because I do the same thing. Either tuck your laces away (in the shoe directly or within the laces) or use shorter laces. I forgot to tuck in my laces only 1 time and I slid, looked down and saw that I cut off part of my laces and they were lying on the concrete. I just readjusted my laces afterword to make them more even and now they are short enough where they can't get trapped under my shoe.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
I'm constantly breaking shoelaces. I do play a fair amount, but there's no reason that my laces should break after one or two 1-2 hour sessions of play! Anyone out there have suggestions for laces that last a bit longer?
What shoes are you wearing?

:cool:
 

emkant

New User
Thank you all, lots of good advice here! Will try out some new options... Found a decent pair on the A M Z O N and they've held up for two play sessions, which is.... pretty good comparatively haha.
 

LOBALOT

Professional
My son breaks a set of shoe laces each match. It is crazy. We order extra laces and have them on the ready.

He also shreds the collar inside ankle of his shoe. That usually takes a couple matches.

I tried putting athletic tape to cover his inside eyelets on both shoes but it doesn't stick and falls off.
 
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