Shoelaces have long been a problem with just about every shoe I buy—premature failure.
See also Gear for the Mountains.
This is ridiculous—I’ve hardly worn these FiveTen (now Adidas) Guide Tennie approach shoes. The laces ruptured into nearly useless junk. Now that Adidas bought FiveTen, the quality may go downhill further as costs are surely cut, and FiveTen was quite good at least in terms of the shoe itself.