Seriously, the damn things are about a mile long, and even after triple-tying them, they still come undone. Escalante 1.5, Torin 4, it doesn't matter; they all suck. Altra, why do you have to be like this?!
RE: Can anyone commiserate with me about how freaking terrible Altra's laces are?8/13/2019 10:28AM - in reply to TheAviator1997
Altra regularly does my head in with a lot of things. Inconsistent sizing, sloppy mid-foot fit, etc.
I bought 2 pairs of the Duo early on and they came with ridiculously long, fairly thin round laces. I bought 2 more pair recently after the price came down for certain color ways and those came with wider flatter laces but still really long. The material does seem to have more friction to it though.
If memory serves though, I think the laces on my first pair of Altras (Instinct 1.5) were so short I could barely tie them.
RE: Can anyone commiserate with me about how freaking terrible Altra's laces are?8/14/2019 9:48AM - in reply to Can confirm
This has been an issue with Altra, I bought 2 pairs of the Escalante racers. Both had different laces and both fit different and the ride in both was different. One pair fit properly the other I had to tighten more. One rode nice and responsive the other is dead in the water non-responsive. I wear a size 10 in the one squared ( I bought a ton of them before they quit making them) and I wear a size 8.5 in the Escalante to get it to fit right. I'm so PTSD of sizing in their shoes I won't buy a pair until I try them on somewhere.
Not a Cheapskate
RE: Can anyone commiserate with me about how freaking terrible Altra's laces are?8/15/2019 10:55AM - in reply to TheAviator1997
Shoelaces? Really? Get a life, or maybe a dollar or two and buy some laces that you think fir better. If you're really cheap, when you tried them on in the store just ask if they have any they can swap out for them.
RE: Can anyone commiserate with me about how freaking terrible Altra's laces are?8/15/2019 5:00PM - in reply to TheAviator1997