Laces are decoration for some, and necessity for others. Fact is that a combination might be the best option. This Extra Rugged Boot Lace or "replace-a-lace" by Sierra Lace will give you something to talk about with your friends. They are guaranteed to outlast your boots. They will not outlast mine but at least I can ask a replacement if they do not.
The package contains 144 inches of lace and four permanent lifetime tips. You cut the lace to the right length, heat-shrink the tips and you're all set. The best solution however might be to tie a small knot and burn the end. Hook me up with info if you know the company that could supply our shop. In the meanwhile you will have to get them via McGuckin Hardware. (via Menno - Tenue de Nîmes)