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DaWyrm #1 Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

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Something I will never understand is how shoe laces remain in use in the 21st century.
They drive me utterly crazy. I re-tie my shoes probably 20 times per day due to the knot untying itself as soon as I look in a different direction.

There must be better options. I mean, the kids have velcro closures on their shoes. Why hasn't this replaces laces in shoes for adults?

I plainly do not understand...   :blink:

WoTDaFoCh #2 Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

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Shoelace are stronger holding i guess + the styles you get with velcro just dont look the same....good for kids though as they are forever taking them off & putting them on :Smile_honoring:

DougHole #3 Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

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Without laces we wouldn't have the shoe car!

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Arkhell #4 Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

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If your shoe laces untie themselves it means you didn't do a propper job in the first place.


kids learn to do a propper job at tieing them here at the age of about 5 or something, don't tell me you want to be beaten by kids of 5 right?

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View PostDaWyrm, on 06 March 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

I re-tie my shoes probably 20 times per day due to the knot untying itself as soon as I look in a different direction.
I think this sentence reveals source of the problem.

As well as securing your shoe, is the shoelace also attached to your ear?

DaWyrm #6 Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:17 PM

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View PostArkhell, on 06 March 2012 - 01:46 PM, said:

If your shoe laces untie themselves it means you didn't do a propper job in the first place.


kids learn to do a propper job at tieing them here at the age of about 5 or something, don't tell me you want to be beaten by kids of 5 right?

I learned somewhere around 6 I think. Still, it doesn't seem to matter how much I tie and tie and tie, it keeps untying.  Weirdest of all, it's almost always the same shoe. (currently the left one)

But my ability or disability to tie shoes is not the focus here. The lack of superior technology replacing laces is :)

I mean, we don't tie a piece of rope around our waist to keep the pants up anymore. We use belts with buckles.


But wait... maybe the whole reason why we don't replace shoe-laces is just your point of 5-year olds. Doing so would make us appear less than our children... and we can't have that. Human pride...   AGH!!   :angry:

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Arkhell #7 Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

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like my dear old father and his father before him (and the one before that prolly 2) said:

why fix something that isn't broken?

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View PostArkhell, on 06 March 2012 - 03:13 PM, said:

like my dear old father and his father before him (and the one before that prolly 2) said:

why fix something that isn't broken?
To verify the truth of this statement I had to check that the contraction "isn't" originated more then 100 years ago to allow for the generations you mentioned.

I am pleased to confirm it originated between  1375–1425 and is classified as late Middle English, it originates from the Latin contractiōn-  (stem of contractiō ), equivalent to contract ( us ) drawn together, past participle of contrahere  ( see contract) + -iōn- -ion

Carry on.

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View PostDougHole, on 06 March 2012 - 03:45 PM, said:

To verify the truth of this statement I had to check that the contraction "isn't" originated more then 100 years ago to allow for the generations you mentioned.

I am pleased to confirm it originated between  1375–1425 and is classified as late Middle English, it originates from the Latin contractiōn-  (stem of contractiō ), equivalent to contract ( us ) drawn together, past participle of contrahere  ( see contract) + -iōn- -ion

Carry on.

too bad i'm dutch so what he actually said was:

Waarom zou je iets repareren als het niet kapot is.

but since i'm from teh south of the netherlands, this would actually be said in our dialect which makes it more like:

Woarum zou'se ut make als ut neat kapot is.

but appart from that carry on :)

DaWyrm #10 Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

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View PostArkhell, on 06 March 2012 - 03:13 PM, said:

like my dear old father and his father before him (and the one before that prolly 2) said:

why fix something that isn't broken?


Because I consider it broken  :Smile-izmena:

DougHole #11 Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:41 AM

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the OP?

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View PostDougHole, on 08 March 2012 - 08:41 AM, said:

the OP?

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More like retarded...

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View PostDougHole, on 08 March 2012 - 08:41 AM, said:

the OP?

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This makes me want to lock a big ass padlock on his ear and run like hell...
EDIT: lol, someone already thought about it: http://www.i-am-bore...m?link_id=37712

As for shoe lances - they're fine, but if yours are made of low quality material they knot might slide. Solution:
1. Go to a shoe store.
2. Buy good lances.
3. ???
4. Profit!




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