I have always had a pet peeve with dress shoes. You buy some nice looking shoes and the laces they come with are absolute trash. I have yet to find a brand with laces that hold up to regular use. I had a pair with exceptionally thin laces and this paracord is an absolutely perfect replacement. The spool is way more than you would ever need for alces but its paracord, so you will find a use for it. I have a leatherworking hobby on the side and this will work really well for some durable stitching I will need for a bag I plan on making. Aside from my possibly eccentric initial need for this I would recommend it for anyone who needs some very thin strong cord.