Cool welding projects we love!

Looking for some inspiration for your next welding project? Here are some fun ideas you can try: Here are some fun metals to use in your next project: Horseshoes: Horseshoes are great for welding. Try making a Christmas tree, turkey, coat rack, or mug hanger with recycled horseshoes. Metal Cutlery: these can easily bend into any […]

11 Safety tips for Welders

Did you know that by adhering to a few simple safety guidelines you can minimize injuries in your welding shop and potentially increase efficiency and production? Here are 11 safety tips for welders: Read the manual: Always read the manual for any welding tools and machinery you are using to be sure you are aware […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]