TexStyle waxed hockey skate laces have been specially treated by a proprietary lace waxing process that all but eliminates the lace stretch otherwise present in unwaxed laces. We can‚Äö√Ñ√¥t tell you how we do this‚Äö√Ñ¬∂ but we can guarantee you that we do it better than anyone else! Why choose waxed? By lacing up with TexStyle waxed hockey skate laces, you are able to customize the fit and feel of your skate boot. Since TexStyle waxed laces friction grip your skate boot eyelets, tension can be adjusted (starting at the toe) one pair of eyelets at a time. As you proceed to lace up eyelet sets toward the ankle, the tension established in the lower sets of eyelets will remain as you originally set it. This means that if you prefer a looser fit near the toe ‚Äö√Ñ√¨ but a tighter fit up around the ankle ‚Äö√Ñ√¨ you need only to lace up loosely the first few sets of eyelets before lacing up more tightly as you approach the top set. TexStyle waxed laces will hold the tension that you introduced at the toe no matter how hard you pull on the laces as they approach the ankle. Unlike other brands of waxed hockey skate laces, our proprietary wax formula and ‚Äö√Ñ√≤double wax‚Äö√Ñ√¥ process ensures that the right amount of the right kind of wax penetrates each hockey lace so that there is; no flaking of wax, no slippage between the eyelets, no wiry feel, and no shredding of hands as you lace up.