Lacing Your Shoes (or Boots)

Did you know there are actually two trillion different ways to lace up shoes with only six pairs of eyelets? The one style of lacing up shoes that is most commonly known around the world, is the “criss-cross” lacing. This is also the strongest way to lace your shoes, however it doesn’t work with all […]

Saying Thanks to Our Heroes

With Canadian Thanksgiving behind us (though some of us might still be eating leftovers), we just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the men and women who fight for us each and every day. First responders are always there when we need them. Whether you need a paramedic, a firefighter or […]

Best fall hikes in North America

  At Ironlace, we love adventures. We love the great outdoors and love getting our shoes dirty. In honour of the beautiful fall weather, we’ve rounded up some of the best fall hikes in North America. So if you happen to be in the area, be sure to bring your hikers and explore. Manitoba: Grey […]

MORE Fun Facts About Shoes

Because we love shoes, especially those with laces, we thought we’d share some more fun facts about shoes and their history. • The first shoes were created 4,000 years ago and made of a singular piece of rawhide that wrapped the foot in its entirety. • How about paying $660,000 for a pair of shoes? […]

Exercises to Improve Your Hike

  While we all think of hiking as being exercise, doing a few different exercises before the hike to prepare your body will make hiking a more enjoyable way to get fit. It’s preconditioning your body to prepare it for the bigger activity you’re looking forward to. You’ll find the hike easier and will be […]

Firefighters Recycling to Other Countries

  Everyone has garbage. Even firefighters end up with equipment that has outlasted what is seen as its useful life in North America. But that same equipment can get another life – often longer than the first – when it goes to countries without the budget for proper (or any) firefighting equipment like Nicaragua. Through […]

Less Noise Makes for a Better Hunting Experience

Anyone who hunts has told the story about the animal in their sights that bolted from the slightest movement or the whisper of a sleeve rubbing against their jacket. It’s frustrating, but there are ways to reduce the amount of noise and make for a more positive hunt. 1. Start early. Really early. Get to […]

Reducing Leg Fatigue

A lot of our customers stand ALL. DAY. LONG. While their laces are sure to stand up to the pressure, it can be hard on legs, knees, spines, feet and pretty much the entire body. We looked into the best ways to reduce that leg and skeletal system fatigue to make sure you have the […]

The Importance of Fire Safety

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At this time of year, it’s only natural to want to hit the trails for some camping and hiking. The outdoors provide a great escape from urban life, give opportunities for exercise and allow time and space to share and reflect with those we care about in a relaxed setting. Let’s keep it relaxed and […]