I just replaced my bootstrings.This is my second time in 5 years, the strings were still useable.But they failed at the front of the lace. I could have put heat to the string and kept them in use.I bought 50 ft of Camo Cord, it is use for tying tent stakes to the tent. It does a great job on the boots that have metal eyes. I hope this helps you if your having trouble.
[This message has been edited by Oldman (edited 27 April 2005).]