MORE Fun Facts About Shoes

Here’s more fun facts about shoes and their history. • 4,000 years ago, a singular piece of rawhide that wrapped the foot was the first shoe. Not a lot of arch support! • A pair of shoes worth $660,000? That’s right, the ruby-red slippers from The Wizard of Oz fetched a staggering amount of money […]

Exercises to Improve Your Hike

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 […]

Less Noise Makes for a Better Hunting Experience

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 […]

Reducing Leg Fatigue

Many people will experience the feeling of tired legs at one point or another. While their laces are sure to stand up to the pressure, it can be hard on legs, knees, spines, feet. The best ways to reduce that leg and skeletal system fatigue.   Keep your muscles in shape by eating healthy and exercise, […]

The Importance of Fire Safety

The Importance of Fire Safety. In the warmer weather it’s only natural to want to hit the trails for some camping and hiking. The outdoors provide a great escape from urban life. An opportunity for exercise, a natural relaxing space to share and reflect with those we care about. We all love a campfire. Remember […]

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

History of Firefighters and Strong Laces. Firefighting has a colorful history dating back to the ancient days of Rome. A group of firefighters were called a brigade in 115 BC.  Emperor-formed brigades known as the “Vigils” in 6 AD.  Romans established a fire department of 7000 men in 1500 AD. The only tools they had […]

For Shoe Trivia Buffs

Here’s a few tidbits for shoe trivia buffs! The boots Neil Armstrong wore on the moon are still floating around space. Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. It took until the nineteenth century for “right” and “left” shoes to be created. Before then, both shoes were the same. Glamour magazine found that the […]

Laces that Survive Ice Skates

Laces that Survive Ice Skates. Don’t get caught with inferior laces. Your up at the crack of dawn for ice time. The rink has just been cleaned, you’re just off the bench getting ready to make new cuts in the surface and your lace breaks. Ice time is expensive and every minute on it counts, […]

Create a Lace Lock

Create a lace lock. At the top of a pair of running shoes or sneakers, there are often a set of lace eyelet 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 […]