Salomon Speed Lace Issues

I know there are a lot of Salomon fans here.  Has anyone replaced the speed laces with normal laces or 550 cord?  It seems that the speed laces always end up tight in the forefoot and loose in the ankle.  The opposite of how I like my boots to fit.

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I hated them so much on my Mid Pro's for the reasons you listed, that I had a cobbler add additional eyelets at the top of the shoe so I could better tie them and use regular laces. I am considering doing the same with my Ultra 2 GTX lows.  

I have kept them on my Speedcross' and now have Saucony's and LaSportiva's with them.  For whatever reason, the speed laces on all of those are much better.   If you're careful, you can undue the cinch lock and lace pull, then re-lace everything how you want it and then re-secure it.  You can also buy a new, cinch lace kit and just route the laces how you want to.  

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Funny you post it now, but my mids just had the speedlace "buckle" break last week. I tried to relace them with normal boot laces but the eyelets are reinforced with small plastic tubes that are too small for regular laces. FML. I might have to contact Saloman because they're still newish and don't want to buy a new pair of boots because the laces fucking broke.

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geronimo posted:

They sell new cinch lace kits. You can find them online and it's always a good idea to bring an extra one if you ever deploy with the shoes. 

 

I had no idea they existed, thanks I just ordered one from Amazon.

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