Have you ever noticed that when you by a new pair a shoes they tuck the laces in? "Who cares," you think? Here's the deal, they're hiding the laces from you. Look at this picture. Have you ever seen a new shoe advertised with the lace ends showing? No. Why?
Simple. There's a problem with the cutter. The darn thing is stuck at 25' and can't be set any shorter. So when you get a new pair of shoes you're required to lace up the seven holes on each side and then try and figure out what to do with the other 23 1/2 feet of flipping lace! Don't say "cut it" either. If you've just suggested that then it's clear that you've never tried it! You get this frayed end thing going on. It looks like you were trying to make a bicycle handlebar streamer out of your sneaker lace! So what? Well, first off you look like an idiot but if that isn't reason enough then realize that if for some reason the lace end slips through one of the eye holes, it will take a gallon of your spit, a keen eye and an hour of your free time to get it back in! No, cutting is definitely not an option.
So if you can't cut it, what are you suppose to do with all that extra lace? If you don't want to look like a pansy and tie and elaborate triple bow knot, you could always "Go Greek" and lace the darn things up your leg. Sure it might chafe a little, and look like your wearing leggings under your jeans but at least you won't trip on your shoelaces.