Outdoor Discoveries

It's amazing how things develop. After all, this blog started out as a news section for the rest of the website. With encouragement from readers, it has become a place for relating my countryside wanderings and musings about the world of outdoor activity. Walking, cycling and photography all are part of what I do out-of-doors and, hopefully, they will continue to inspire me to keep adding entries on here. Of course, there needs to be something of interest to you, dear reader, too and I hope that's the case. Thanks for coming.

New laces for my TNF Hedgehogs

14th January 2011

Am I the only person whose trail shoes outlast their laces? Well, it's happened me with a few of them and my North Face Hedgehogs were the latest to gain disintegrating laces and these are very thin too. Being long and narrow has meant their getting wet and getting caught in the chainset of my bike so the wear and tear can be explained easily with the other sheath coming off to show the white layer underneath. A call to a shop didn't seem to yield success so I went having a poke around the web to discover that a Leicestershire company called Fabmania appeared to have what I needed and I gave them a go. After all, the cost was around £3.30 plus postage and that can't break the bank with PayPal handling payment processing duties. Delivery was via Royal Mail so they dropped through my letter box without further ado a few days later. Changing from old to new was without any stress or strain too. Whatever concerns I had about the laces fitting through the eyelets on the shoes proved groundless and an old pair of trail shoes show look a little less tatty than they did.

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