Shoe laces are an important component to many different styles of
footwear. Not all shoes require shoe laces, but sneakers and other
shoes that require laces are hugely important to the footwear industry.
Below you will find factories that manufacture laces for shoes.
Excell Elastic & Lace Industries
(India) : they are manufacturers
of webbings, elastics, laces etc. since three years. Their products
are used for various usage like in hosiery & garments industry, in upholstry,
automobile seat covers, packing material in textile process, shoe lace,
paper tags, readymade cotton pouches or bags for packing of seeds &
some industrial goods. In brief they try to manufacture almost every
item in narrow width. Most of the time they manufacturer products
according to specifications given by customers. Once customer approves the
sample specimen, they take care to maintain quality & adhere to
production schedule. Address: B 7/6, M.I.D.C. Miraj block Miraj
Phone: 91-233-2644405 Email: email@example.com,
Umesh Shinde - Partner
- Manufacturer Item # 1: woven webbings
- Manufacturer Item # 2: cotton elastic
- Manufacturer Item # 3: cotton braided lace
- Manufacturer Item # 4: polyester/pp/nylon lace
- Manufacturer Item # 5: round elastic & lace
- Manufacturer Item # 6: cotton pouch/bags for packing of seed etc.
- Manufacturer Item # 7: shoe lace & tags
Hickory Brands Inc. (United
States): Hickory Brands is constantly evolving into an innovation
provider in the Athletic and Outdoor Sporting Goods Category. Their
know-how has helped them partner with numerous global brands including
New Balance, Adidas, Puma, Converse, The Athlete's Foot, Kiwi, etc.
Their distribution and logistics expertise along with their diverse
sales staff has allowed them to sell products throughout the world.
Hickory Brands Inc. HBi has had a long history of manufacturing
starting as “Old Hickory Shoe Lace” in 1923. Located at the base of the
Appalachian mountains they are proudly one of a very few remaining Cord,
Webbing Shoe Lace manufacturers in the United States.
National Braiding Industries:
National Braiding Industries is a leader in the manufacture and global
distribution of high quality industrial cords, ropes and laces. NBI's
stringent views on product quality and high standards of customer
service, forms part of the integral success of the company. Established
in 1981, NBI forms part of The Narrowtex Group of companies, a division
of SA Bias Limited. SA Bias Industries Limited is a South African
company operating since 1933 with manufacturing operations worldwide.
PS Daima And Sons are
Indian manufacturer, supplier and exporter of a wider range of leather lacings.
Different kinds of leather are used to make a wide range of leather lacings.
Variety of colorful laces & tapes made out of fine quality of leather
are used to adorn leather jackets, hunting or hiking boots, chaps, leggings,
choker, bracelet ends, caps, stretch cotton suits to give these a special
touch. Apart from laces, various other leather items are also manufactured
such as leather fabrics, beads, belt blanks, buckles, toggles, braids, buttons,
ribbons, fringes, flowers, jewellery and mobile covers.
PT Indoreamas Wiratama:
they are shoelaces and garment accessories manufacture since 1991.
experience producing any kind of shoelace and
apparel garment with polyester, PP, Spoon, latex, and cotton yarns.
They are being supplier for footwear industry
whose produce international brand NIKE, Reebok, and Adidas all colors available
and and price is always lower than others with export quality and on time
delivery. Address: Jl. H. Dogol 8a
Jakarta Timur 13440 Indonesia
Phone: 62-21-8440016 or 62-21-8613385
Fax: 62-21-8440017 Email:
Contact: Bowo A Nugroho
- Manufacturer Item # 1: shoelaces
- Manufacturer Item # 2: elastic string
- Manufacturer Item # 3: elastic band
- Manufacturer Item # 4: woven tape
- Manufacturer Item # 5: eyelet
- Manufacturer Item # 6: core string
(India): they are one of the most prominent names in the industry
engaged in manufacturing, exporting, importing and supplying Plastic
Tipped Shoelaces that are extensively used to fasten shoe and enhances
the design of shoe. Accessible in variegated lengths, widths and colors,
this shoelace is designed using superior quality material & modern
techniques under the direction of experts as per the latest trends.
Shoe Lace Factory (USA): Flat Shoelaces made in the US on antique
machines. Utilizing Sure-Tie technology to assure your laces stay tied
all day! he Shoelace Factory has been affiliated with The City
Museum since it's conception in 1997. It started as a demonstration of
antique textile machines then grew into a full factory making shoelaces
available for purchase to the public. A family owned enterprise, The
Shoelace Factory was created by Mike Killian who still runs the factory
today. Mike travels the US finding antique textile machines and
refurbishes them, often fabricating replacement parts.
(Canada): Textile Manufacturing Company Ltd. is a braiding and knitting
company located in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Since 1915 they have been
supplying garment, shoe, and sporting goods manufacturers with hockey
skate laces, waxed speed skate laces, shoe & boot laces, garment
drawcords and elastic bungee cords manufactured in their22,000 sq ft.
production facility. TexStyle® offers an assortment of plastic tipped
dress shoe laces and sport shoe laces – in both round and flat styles.
Shoe laces are offered in pair-banded formats. Fused tip boot
laces will never fray or come undone making them ideal for work boot
Check out the
Shoe Information from American Academy of Orthopaedic
You might also find the following information to
be of interest:
are thin cords fitted to
to prevent the shoe from slipping off by accident. The shoelace
can be untied and loosened, permitting the shoe to open
wide to admit the wearer's foot; it can then be tightened
and knotted. Shoelaces did not become widely popular until
the 20th century, previously shoes were slip-on, buckled
or buttoned. Buttoned shoes used a special tool, a button
hook, to close the buttons but this was slow and difficult.
laces are elasticized laces coiled into a tight helix. The
twirly laces can simply be pulled tight . When made for
children, they come in a large variety of colors and textures.
plastic sheath on the end of shoelaces that keeps the twine
from unraveling is called an
many shoelace accessories. There are hooks to help lace
shoelaces tightly. They are especially useful for skates
where tight lacing is important. Shoelace covers protect
the laces, especially in wrestling. Shoelace charms are
decorative, as are colored shoelaces. Some dress codes
(e.g. high schools) will specifically exclude color laces
and charms. Lacelocks hold laces together, eliminating the
need for tying. Laces can be coated to increase friction
to help laces stay tied.
shoes and standard shoelaces, a process patent was granted
for lacing in a double-helix pattern "resulting in
reduced friction and faster and easier tightening and loosening".
Another process patent was issued for an alternative way
of tying shoelaces
Shoelaces can be tied in
an almost infinite number of ways. The most
common bow, however, is a variant on two
half knots tied one on top of the other.
A loop is used in the second knot, rather
than the simple end of the string, in order
to allow for quick untying.
A problem that arises is that two half knots
can be tied together in two different ways
(ignoring symmetrical configurations). One
addition of a half knot to a half knot forms
a square or
reef knot, an altogether uninspiring
knot for the knot aficionado, but a fairly
effective one for the purpose of tying shoelaces.
While a fairly insecure knot, it functions
best when laid flat against a surface as
it is on a shoe. The second combination
of half knot to half knot gives a
granny knot, a knot not good for much
at all. It is terribly insecure, and most
people who use it will find themselves retying
their shoelaces many times a day.
Much discussion has appeared on shoelace
tying websites discussing this issue and
why it appears that the large majority of
people (75% according to one website) are
using the granny knot. Some have suggested
that it may have to do with children watching
their parents and mirroring them, but a
total mirroring would produce, if the parent
were tying a square knot, a mirror image
square knot. A simpler explanation is that
if one ties shoelaces first by tying a half
knot and then by forming two loops and tying
another (as opposed to some speedier technique),
and if one consistently puts one hand over
the other (left over right or right over
left) one gets a granny knot. A square knot
is the less intuitive knot and requires
switching the top hand. First left over
right and then right over left, or first
right over left and then left over right.
You can generally tell if you have produced
the square or granny knot by the direction
in which the loops lie. If they lie side
to side, you have probably made a square
knot. If they lie front to back, you have
probably made a granny knot and should teach
yourself the other.
lace tying techniques.
Informal experiments seem to show that the
need for retying shoelaces will drop dramatically
with the square knot.
Please don't run with your shoe laces untied.
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