After my first set of laces snapped (worn through from repeated toe-drags) I decided to spring for the waxed laces in the hopes of a bit more durability. These have satisfied all of my requirements, the laces are holding up well to repeated use and don't show any signs of fraying. When these do, inevitable, get worn out I can see myself buying another set from Derby Laces. These laces are also wider, which is an unexpected bonus for me. I can get a nice tight fit on my boot with causing the top of my foot to cramp (I had this problem all the time with the thinner laces). Snazzy, good price, and they come in purple!