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As wildland firefighters, we tried every lace on the market, but the metal eyelets on our boots would eventually chew through everything. Our laces usually broke at the worst possible time, so we created Rhino Laces. These are the only laces that can't be burned, cut, sawed, chopped, or destroyed, or we will replace them for free. Rhino Laces are built for fighting, whether you're fighting a fire, fighting a war, fighting an animal, fighting a zombie, or just fighting the elements.
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- ASIN: B00JWWI7XY
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 24, 2014
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Don't believe all of the positive reviews for I have no doubt they are put there by the manufacturer themselves to sell their products.
I purchased two pairs of boot laces and they arrived in the mail today for they were on sale at half off so I only paid $10 per set instead of the retail price of $20 a set and they arrived today on October 15, 2014
Yes, the marketing is correct as I am sure these are indestructible but did you ever think of why they are indestructible?
They arrived in the package as seen in the photos, so far so good but when I removed them from their package they were extremely stiff like a steel wire and then I noticed a card in the package about the size of a business card explaining that you cannot tie these laces as you would a normal set of boot laces like into a bow tie or I should say a normal tie.
There is a diagram on the card showing that these have to be tied in a "box tie" and who outside of the Boy Scouts knows how to do a box tie? The second option they show you is how to tie these laces into a double knot like you would for a five-year-old child.Read more ›
The laces arrived in a couple days, and as they are described elsewhere, they feel substantial and are a bit stiff.
So, I start by removing my existing laces, then try to insert the aglet (the gun metal end) through the first closed eyelet on my boots. This aglet is paradoxically slightly larger in diameter than the laces. Uh oh - it doesn't fit. So I finagle it, force it, wiggle it - no dice. I posted on Rhino Laces Facebook page about the problem, and within minutes I heard back from one of the founders, Justin. Great customer service. He asks me what model and make boots I wear, and when I tell him, he says it should be no problem, but that some people have used a Leatherman or pliers to smash the end of the lace to get it to fit through the eyelet. Uh-oh number two: I'm supposed to physically alter BRAND NEW laces to get them to work?
45 minutes later I finally get one lace end through the first eyelet by beating the heck out of it, but then - it gets stuck. I can't get it through the next eyelet, and because I smashed it to smithereens, I can no longer back it out. Since these laces are indestructible, I can't even cut it. So now I have one boot with one lace passing through one eyelet. Uh-oh number three: That's a problem...my boots have been effectively rendered useless.
30 minutes later I succeeded in backing it out, and I contact Justin again.Read more ›
So when I saw the Kickstarter project for Rhino laces, I was understandably interested. The first one failed to raise enough capital, and I missed their second campaign due to "work." But I saw them on Amazon, and needed a new pair for my boots, so figured I'd give them a shot.
I got them recently, and was immediately impressed. The large is a good pair for a pair of combat boots, and the tan color is pretty indistinguishable from the original color.
They laced up very nicely, if a tad stiffly (which makes sense if they can't be cut). Time will tell if the break in a bit. I am sure they will. The metal end caps look awesome, and will surely be solid for the life of the lace. One complaint (minus half a star) is that they are very hard to thread through the metal eyelets on the Danners (and perhaps other boots). But I got them in.
They are easy to lace up, and pull pretty tight. I think they will be a great lace for a long time to come.
At $20, they are a tad pricey (minus half a star), and I could likely buy 3 pairs of standard Danner laces for that cost, and that would last me a long time. But if these hold up for a long time, and I don't need to fear them breaking at the wrong time, they will be worth it.
I'll update later on, if I have any issues. Else my rating holds. A great lace! You won't go wrong. I will likely be buying a 2nd set for my Vasque Sundowner hiking boots too (shorter, though, and black).
Just make sure that you measure your old lace boots to ensure you're getting the right lace. I'll
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good laces. Tough but broke after a month of use in an Aluminum Plant. Mainly from eyelids of boots cutting them.Published 10 hours ago by ss4Jeremy
I read some of the other reviews about these laces being stiff, hard to lace, and that they had difficultly staying tied. My experience has been the opposite. Read morePublished 3 days ago by MG
Love my new laces for my boots!! Will alway use Rhino laces for all my boots.Published 4 days ago by toddles76boston
These laces are great. You can tell they're well-made when you tie them, and I hope they last as long as the company promises. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
my review is of this ridiculous review outline that is not applicable.. AND that Rino laces, while they might be the best laces in the universe are marketed in large medium and... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Gary Kimes
I wear danner super rain forest. These were the perfect length. Right out of the package I was impressed with the quality. Read morePublished 6 days ago by braden slape