Discover the Unsung Hero of Your Shoes: The Aglet!
Ever wondered what that little end piece on your shoelace is called? It’s called an aglet, and it serves a crucial purpose. Find out how aglets keep your laces secure, make lacing up a breeze, and even add some style to your footwear. Learn about the different types of aglets and why they matter in this quick guide.
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What Is The End Of A Shoelace Called?
The end piece on your shoelace is called an aglet. The aglet can be made out of plastic or metal.
What Is The Purpose Of An Aglet?
The aglet’s purpose is to allow you to handle your shoelaces with more comfort.
- Aglet’s provide a secure end to the shoelace, making sure the lace doesn’t unravel once laced up.
- Aglet’s allow you to thread your shoes more efficiently instead of pushing frayed ends through the eye holes.
- Aglet’s can add more style to your shoes and colours.
3 Types Of Aglet's
Aglet’s will come in two types of material and two types of styles.
1. Plastic aglet
Plastic aglet’s are the most common. They are cheap qulaity, easy to produce and can be made into any color with ease. You will find these on athletic shoes, workout shoes and majority of lifestyle shoes
2. Metal aglet
Metal aglet’s are more durable than plastic aglet’s. These aglet’s will last longer and hold not scratch as easily as plastic. Howevre they cost the shoe company to produce, hence why they are not used as often.
3. Molded tip aglet
Molded tips aglets are made from metal. These are needed when using a shoelace that is made from polyester.