Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces

I call these dedicated paracord laces because they were made specifically to be shoe laces (as opposed to the expectation of removing them for other uses). All it takes is a curling iron, super glue, dental floss, and a plastic bag.

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Step 1: Gut the cord.

Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
If you have melted ends, cut them off. Pull out the inner strands and set them aside.

Step 2: Fray the ends

Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Wet the cord and use a comb to undo about 1" of braiding. In my opinion wet paracord frays faster than when it's dry.

Step 3: Flat iron

Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Pull the paracord through a curling iron until its both flat and dry. Make sure to keep the cord moving so no one spot gets too hot. You don't want to melt it.

Step 4: Make aglets

Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Tie off the ends with dental floss right at the point where the fraying stops. I used a constrictor knot. This knot creates a stopping point for the super glue. Saturate the frayed end and use your hand under a plastic bad to form the aglet. Hang dry.

Step 5: Trim

Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Paracord Shoe Laces
Use a razor blade to trim the aglets to size. Now all that's left is to lace them in.

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