Even though I use Oly shoes for most of my lifting, I still use Chucks for deadlifts and anything that will require me to run around along with my lifts (i.e., strongman stuff). My Chucks have actually held up pretty well over the past couple years, but I've been through several pairs of laces. They always seem to snap at the worst time, like when you're tightening them up before a heavy deadlift. Not wanting this to happen in my first strongman competition, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I relaced my shoes with 550 paracord. If you're an outdoorsy-type guy like me, there's a good chance you have some lying around. If you don't, it's dirt cheap, compared to buying new laces. This is very easy to do--I'm not a "crafty" person at all. Just cut the paracord (with scissors) to the length you need for your shoes, and then thread it through like a normal shoelace. Then, singe the ends of the laces with a lighter to prevent fraying, and let them cool (your new laces should feel like they have solid, plastic-like ends). Now you have some ridiculously durable shoelaces, and it's a lot cheaper and easier to replace them, should you need to, than with conventional laces. There's also a side benefit. Paracord has some stretch to it, so your shoes will fit more comfortably. To try to put it into words, it's more of a "squeeze" than the "bite" you get when tightening down normal laces. I like it, I think you will too. Anyway, just a tip to get more mileage out of your Chucks and ensure that they are ready to go when you need them.