DirtMonkey Puts Unbreakable Ironlace to the Test

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Stanley at DirtmonkeyUniversity.com in NY recently reviewed Ironlace and put us through the ultimate torture tests. Blow torches and Ironlace shoelaces as a tow rope?! This is awesome. Please keep in mind that although these tests are amazing we certainly didn’t manufacture them for these uses and hold no responsibility should you attempt these test […]

History of Firefighters and Strong Laces

Firefighting has a rather colourful history dating back to the ancient days of Rome with the first known force coming about as a brigade in 115 BC. There was another emperor-formed brigade in 24 BC, a group of firefighters known as the Vigiles in 6 AD and in 1500 AD a fire department of 7000 […]

For You Trivia Buffs

Just for fun, here’s a little bit of shoe trivia for you! – The boots Neil Armstrong wore on the moon are still floating around space. – Sneakers were first made in America in 1916 and were originally called keds. – It took until the nineteenth century for “right” and “left” shoes to be created. […]

Laces that Survive Ice Skates

Up at the crack of dawn for ice time, the rink has just been cleaned, you’re on the bench getting ready so you can make new cuts in the surface and your lace breaks. Ice time is expensive and every minute on the ice during practice counts, especially when you’re paying for a pro as […]

Create a Lace Lock

At the top of a pair of running shoes, there are often a set of lace holes that seem ridiculously placed. They aren’t in line with the others and look like they’d strangle your foot – or at least cut off a good amount of circulation – if they were used. So why do running […]

Running Higher

Likely you’ve heard the term “Runner’s High”. It’s the psychological state of feeling that time is suspended and aches and pains are removed. It can even include a certain sense of euphoria or a bit of “I’m a super hero”. So what do laces have to do with achieving the Runner’s High when doing a […]

Outlasting Shoes and Saying Thanks

There are some environments where traditional shoelaces can’t take the pressure. We’ve had firefighters, chemical engineers, welders, hikers and more try our laces and confirm that Ironlace laces can take whatever is thrown at them. This is one of the things we love – not just our own tests, but the real life testing and […]

Just How Old Are Shoelaces?

It’s a bit of a chicken and the egg question – which came first the shoe or the shoelace? Ultimately, it’s not that difficult to figure out – if you accept the fact that what our ancestors wore on their feet weren’t really shoes, and what they bound them with were laces. You see, when […]

Picking the Right Shoe for Outdoors

Spending a lot of time outdoors means your everyday runners or basic hiking boot won’t last and certainly won’t be comfortable for hardcore outdoor adventures. For those who spend more time outside than in and do so in all kinds of weather, finding the right footwear (you’ve already found the right laces) is essential. So […]

Aglet Shoelace Repair (the little plastic ends on your shoelaces)

Occasionally the plastic tips on the ends of our shoelaces (aglets) will break-off and fray, which doesn’t effect the shoelace strength, but can make it awfully frustrating to switch the laces into a new pair of shoes. Ironlace™ Paracord Laces You can repair Ironlace™ Paracord laces by using a lighter. Cut off the frayed ends […]