There’s nothing quite like yanking on the laces of your wading boots in anticipation of a full day on the water when.. Snap! They finally give way.
Broken laces are a bummer, but whether or not you’ve got a spare pair of laces in your boat bag, they don’t have to sour your day. Take this highly technical and handy tip from the brain trust of our guide quarters at Alaska West.
- Take the longest piece of your broken lace.
- Thread it through the top eyelet.
- Lace the ankle of the boot tight.
- Tie your shoe (friendly reminder: loop, swoop, and pull).
As long as the top part of your foot and ankle is supported, the rest of your foot actually remains surprisingly secure while wading. Is it ideal? No. But it can certainly save the day in a pinch.
We know we’re not the only ones who have bush-rigged a pair of broken laces to get through a day on the water.. How’d you get by? Duct tape? Maxima? Paracord? Drop us a comment below!