Laces are known by different names such as: ties, ribbons, braids, pins, laces, etc.
Laces are the best accessory if we want to have a good grip on our shoes or footwear and they usually have a cylindrical shape.
Laces can be found in all the different families that encompass men's, women's and children's footwear.
The laces have different thicknesses and materials depending on the type of footwear in which they are used, the laces that we find in sports shoes are not the same as those that we find in mountain, hiking or trekking boots, the materials used are different since each style of footwear needs a different weight and resistance.
Laces are an accessory used to fasten footwear to the foot. The laces need to be passed through the different eyelets of the footwear from the bottom to the top, once we reach the end we will proceed to make a knot so that we have a good grip and the laces do not come loose.
The cords are made with many different materials, the main ones being: polyester, nylon, polypropylene, cotton, waxed cotton, carbon fiber, jute, metallic threads, elastic materials. The tip has to be rigid so that we can insert it through the different eyelets and it is made with cellulose acetate mixed with acetone, although in the fashion world we can also see them made with metallic materials, PVC or that have directly supported a heat source. .
Currently there are sports shoe brands that have introduced sports shoes with automated lacing systems to the market, making them much more comfortable, fast and practical.
The most common shoes have twelve eyelets arranged in two rows through which the laces are passed. It is a simple task, it is only a matter of passing the laces through a series of holes following a pattern or not and in different ways. Studies have been done showing that there are nearly two trillion different ways to thread shoelace through eyelets.
The most effective support methods that hold our feet more tightly will be different depending on the arrangement of the eyelets. If the eyelets are together and the shoe lapels are separated, the best option is to use the double crossing. If, on the other hand, the buttonholes are separated from each other, the best option is to use the zigzag.
It is important to make the knots in the laces well since the knots are untied due to the impact our feet suffer when they hit the ground and the sway that the laces suffer when we walk or run.