The unique tubular nylon lacing that we call "TechDeck" is immensely strong (1400# per strand!), light (1.5 pounds less per pair than neoprene!) and durable resists abrasion, won't stretch, sag or be gnawed upon!. All our snowshoe kits and finished snowshoes are laced with TechDeck. In over 40 years of sales we know of no failures in our lacing material. The 1/4 " 3/8" and 1/2" widths come in white.