North Face Hedgehog laces

Where to get spares

17 messages
30/06/2008 at 12:54
The laces on my north face hedgehogs are now held together by a bizarre series of knots! No one seems to know where to get hold of any new ones - can anyone here help?

30/06/2008 at 13:56
Do they have to be TNF laces? wouldnt any old bootlace do?

30/06/2008 at 14:08
They don't have to be TNF but I haven't found a thin enough alternative in any outdoor shop and I'm a bit nervous of placing my faith in offering from a shoe repair stall!  If anyone can recommend some good alternatives that would be great!
30/06/2008 at 18:45

If it's thin, strong cord you need, why not look at static climbing cord?  Lots of pretty colours, too...

Cut to length, and heat seal the ends.

30/06/2008 at 21:48
Are Hedgehog laces like Meindl Magic laces:- round, really long, very thin and unable to be replaced by anything resembling a normal bootlace due to tiny lace-holes on the shoe?? If so, I would love to know of a mail order/internet stockist too. Am considering getting a pair of Hedgehogs this summer and had similar knot/replacement problems with a pair of Meindls I used to own.
30/06/2008 at 21:52
I am having the exact same problems getting new laces for my TNF Hedgehogs - really strange considering the amount of lightweight trail shoes on sale now that nobody sells spare laces to fit them!
30/06/2008 at 21:55

would 2mm accessory cord not do the job?

30/06/2008 at 21:58

surely dyneema guyline is the obvious choice?


01/07/2008 at 09:44
Glyn M... wrote (see)

surely dyneema guyline is the obvious choice?



02/07/2008 at 08:29
Thanks for the help folks - I'll get round to my local shop for climbing cord/guyline.  I just hope they have a large range of suitable complementary colours
22/12/2010 at 19:16
I bought some of these... and page down.

the 3mm diameter versions, 140cm long. The colours vary and one end was a squeeze to get through the eylets but IMHO they are better than the originals!
22/03/2013 at 15:26

Yep, I've had this problem.

Just ordered some from Fabmania... Thanks!

13/04/2014 at 07:14


Work brilliant! ref801966 product code. A little bit shorter so leave less need for double knot, but are thin enough, and the grip on the knot is very good. Very happy with mine.

13/04/2014 at 17:47

You're lucky your Hedgehogs have lasted long enough to need new laces. The sole of my left shoe has almost disintegrated. The yellow segment shattered and fell apart ages ago, and now the whole sole is starting to peel off. Maybe I should sell the laces when they finally drop off my feet

13/04/2014 at 17:54
I could just sell you my hedgehogs?
13/04/2014 at 18:31
RAS_Chris wrote (see)

You're lucky your Hedgehogs have lasted long enough to need new laces. 

Damn right. Lovely boots but might as well be made out of paper mache. Four days in Snowdonia a fortnight ago trashed an almost new pair and I only did 60km or so in total. Sole peeling off, side splitting away, the lot.

13/04/2014 at 21:56

I also find them very comfortable but quick to wear out.  My latest pair is now a garden shoe.  The sole is worn but OK - however the upper has begun to separate.  


I did replace the laces on one pair - I just bought fairly standard laces that looked as though they'd fit from one of our local shops - I think "Yeomans".  



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