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MOST PEOPLE HAVE THEIR SHOES LACED THE WAY THEY CAME WHEN THEY WERE BOUGHT.


THE BIT AT THE END OF THE LACES IS CALLED AN AGLET. THESE ARE USUALLY MADE FROM BRASS, COPPER OR PLASTIC.


A POPULAR MYTH IS THAT GURKHA SOLDIERS WOULD CRAWL ALONG THE GROUND FEELING THE LACES ON OTHER SOLIDERS BOOTS. BRITISH SOLIDERS TYPICALLY HAD “STRAIGHT” OR “BAR” LACES & THE JAPANESE SOLDIERS HAD “CRISS-CROSS” LACES. THIS HELPED THE BRITS DETERMINE IF SOLDIERS WERE FRIEND OR FOE.


A PATENT LEATHER DRESS SHOE WITH VIRTUALLY NO STITCHING & LACES, MADE OF FLAT SILK RIBBON, WAS INTRODUCED IN 1934.


THE MOST COMMON METHOD OF LACING IS “STRAIGHT LACING” OR “BAR LACING”.


CHECKERBOARD, RIDING BOW, HIDDEN KNOT, TWISTIE, LADDER, LOOP BACK, DOUBLE BACK, ZIPPER, BI-COLOUR, LATTICE, HASH, DISPLAY, FOOTBAG, SAWTOOTH & BUSHWALK, ARE ALL DIFFERENT STYLES OF LACING.



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