You can get replacement laces if you want. I believe you can order them directly from BOA. I does look like it would take some time to replace them though. A good hour I would bet. Then again, if you are watching for frays on your cable you should have plenty of heads up on when to replace them. I'm riding on BOA focus this year and I should get around 60 days maybe more as long as the snow flies. Plus I will be putting extra abuse on them with all the backcountry skinning I do. As long as the boot itself holds up (second pair of DC's I blew out the sidewall <20 days on the first pair) I should have an opinion about the durability of the cables.