Hello. My name is Eric. I recently started skating again after a long break (last skated in 2000). I am still using the skates I had when I stopped, which are the K2 Style Points Bob. When I took them out of storage in my closet I noticed that the straps had become discolored (they were black, and now have a red sheen to them). The are also very sticky and leave a nasty sticky black residue all over the laces (and my fingers after putting them on). Does anyone know of a way to solve this issue? I'm thinking about replacing the straps, but I don't know if there is anything out there that will work for these 12 year-old skates. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!