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


IT IS WIDELY MIS-REPORTED THAT SHOELACES WERE INVENTED BY HARVEY KENNEDY ON MARCH 27TH 1790.THIS DATE IS CENTURIES AFTER SHOELACES WERE IN COMMON USE & IS CERTAINLY NOT CORRECT. HE MAY HAVE PATENTED A PARTICULAR TYPE OF SHOELACE BUT HE DID NOT ‘INVENT SHOELACES’.


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


A SAO PAULO BASED ADVERTISING AGENCY CREATED BUSINESS CARDS IN THE FORM OF LACES FOR ADIDAS. EACH SALESPERSON HAS HIS/HER NAME,TELEPHONE NUMBER & ADDRESS OF THE STORE PRINTED ON THE BRAND’S SHOELACE.


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.


THE MOST EXPENSIVE LACES EVER MADE COST $19,000 & ARE MADE FROM 24K GOLD.THEY WERE HANDMADE BY COLOMBIAN WORKERS & TAKE AROUND 120 HOURS TO PRODUCE.


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.


SOLE CHOICE, FORMALLY KNOW AS MITCHELLACE, IS THOUGHT TO BE THE BIGGEST SHOE LACE FACTORY IN THE WORLD OCCUPING OVER 360000 SQUARE FEET ON A 5 ACRE IN PORTSMOUTH,OHIO.


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