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Custom shoelace aglet

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About custom shoelace aglet

Custom shoelace aglets also known as shoelace tips are the hard part of the ends of shoelaces that allow the shoelace to pass through the eyelets of the shoe. Additionally, customized shoelace aglets prevent the fibers of the shoelaces from fraying and unraveling. Shoelace aglets are typically made from either plastic or metal, but can also come in other materials such as leather or magnetic metal, for buyers looking for truly unique and custom shoelace tips. The firmness and narrower profile make it easier for the user to hold and thread them through eyelets, lugs and other lacing guides found on shoes and boots.

What types of custom aglets for laces are available?

The three most common types of aglets are custom metal aglets, custom plastic aglets and custom molded tip aglets. Metal shoelace aglets are traditionally made by crimping a small piece of metal around the end of the shoelace. More commonly plastic aglets are used because they are cheaper to produce and are fitted directly onto the shoelace itself via a machine. The final type is molded tip aglets which are clamped and then heated to create a solid tip at the end of the shoelace. This type of aglet is typically on shoelaces for athletic shoes offering a stronger bond and being less prone to damage. All of these aglets can be easily customized in terms of color and can even be printed with different designs or company logos.

Are custom aglets only on shoelaces?

No, aglets can also be found on any type of cord or drawstring such a hoodies and sweatpants. Aglets were originally used as a decorative embellishment for ribbons at the start of the 17th century. Although they now serve a more functional purpose, aglets can still be used to decorate any cord or ribbon just for fun.