Frequently asked questions
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We ship all deliveries by priority letter. Free within Germany.
Priority-Letters have the advantage that no one has to be present to receive the shipment. They will be simply dropped into your letterbox
For about 80% of the shipments this means that the delivery will be delivered in about 3 working days, within the EU-zone of Deutsche Post.
Another 17% will be delivered within 3-7 business days and only in 3% of all cases, it may happen that the normal shelf life of up to 10 working days is needed until your shoelaces arrive.
We think that this is an unbeatable value for money, and your shoelace purchase is not only very time-saving, but also very environmentally friendly. It will save you one or two expired heels if you are looking for a certain pair of laces.
Shipping is the day after the payment is received by us, sometimes even on the same day.
No, we do not offer this service.
Of course you can withdraw from the purchase within 30 days.
The back of the delivery note is already prepared as a return form.
Ideal when using window envelopes.
Once your return has arrived here, we will refund the purchase price.
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Shoelaces are braided from many single yarn threads into a string. Actually to a hose.
In the case of the thin round ends, this hose is so thin that virtually no interior space is created. That is why these thin round laces are also very firm in their nature and they can hardly be impressed when you try to press together between your thumb and forefinger.
With the thicker spikes, the hose will be flocked around another string. This is not visible on the finished laces. You can sometimes see them when a shoe lace starts to dissolve. Mostly at the places where the lace rubs on the eyelet. Depending on the intended use, this inner cord can be more or less strong and thus results in firmer or softer round laces.
For flat laces, the tube remains empty inside and the empty tube is then rolled flat.
Shoelaces are exposed to great strains when lacing shoes and walking.
Not only when lace up the shoes, there are great tensile and friction forces. Even when walking, the laces constantly rub against each other during the rolling movement of the shoes and at the edges of the eyelet holes. You barely see it, but it happens.
They are thus classic wearing parts. Nowadays most shoes are equipped with laces made of plastic materials. Although they also have advantages, but unfortunately also a big disadvantage.
The advantages of these plastic laces are that they are very tear resistant and also less abrasive. But even without wear, these shoelaces are not. The big disadvantage is the formation of microplastic. So a lot of plastic molecules get into the environment and then into the food chain. One person alone probably will not worry about this, but one has to realize that these are billions of shoes and laces that people use every year. There comes a lot together.
That's why we at LACCICO have dedicated ourselves to waxed cotton laces. The particles created by the friction are simply cotton, and they rot naturally and are not a problem for nature.
In order to better protect the cotton fiber, which in itself is not particularly resistant to abrasion, against these hard loads, there is a traditional method. The growth. The growth of threads of all kinds has long been an effective method that greatly increases the durability of yarns and anything made from them.
The finished braided line is then pulled through a bath of liquid wax. The wax penetrates the fiber mesh and the fiber structure becomes much more compact. In a further step, the waxed cord is pulled under high tension over two opposing, very smooth and heated metal discs having the shape and the diameter of the cord at the edge. This serves to densify the fiber structure and ensures that the tear strength increases even more.
When the rotating circular brushes have polished the resulting surface, the cotton fibers of waxed shoelaces are perfectly protected against moisture and abrasion.
Besides, they look better as well.
Well, the pivotal question. Although we do everything to ensure that the cotton fiber is as durable as possible and is well protected, against the stresses of everyday life, nevertheless, every laces makes sometime flabby and tears. Of course, always when you least expect it.
One thing can be said with certainty: to predict an exact lifetime in badly possible.
Various influencing factors affect the durability.
Ideally, shoelaces last for years.
Read in the section "Hooks and eyes" Worth knowing about wear and how to avoid it.
Here we give you some professional tips to get the maximum life out of your LACCICO shoe laces.
The reason why the loop opens when walking is because the start node was made the wrong way round.
In nautical knot technique, a loop represents a cross knot that is double-slipped.
What should that tell me?
Now. Whoever makes a loop starts to make a simple knot. And here we are already at the decisive point. Now it is important to put the shoelace ends in the right order on top of each other, so that the end which is passed through below, also emerges on the right side and thus the second knot (The second knot laid on slip, through which the Loop arches arise) can arise mirror-inverted and thus the two nodes mutually form an abutment.
Since everyone does something different, we do not want to go into that. The fact is that if the start node was made the wrong way round, then the actual loop will not work properly.
Such a false loop can be recognized by the fact that the loop arcs do not lie exactly at right angles to the lace, but at a diagonal angle.
The finished loop must be at right angles to the lacing strip or, across the direction of travel. If the loop lies diagonally to parallel to the lacing strip, resp. Running direction, so the start node has been made the wrong way around. As a result, the loop loosens when walking and the shoes open.
A correctly tied loop has the property to pull itself even tighter, by the train, which arises when the foot presses against the tab of the shoe from the inside, at the step processing, at the moment of the lifting of the foot.
As a right-handed person, you have both ends ending in one hand each. Now place the end in your right hand over the one you hold in your left hand. Now pull the left end under the right upwards.
You have a lace in each hand again. Pull them firmly in the opposite direction so that the starting knots tighten. So that it is comfortable to wear. So neither too tight nor too loose.
The start node is ready.
While holding the end in your left hand (with your fingers 3-5), with the thumb and forefinger of your left hand, reach for the lace in your right hand and pull it over to the left side without closing the end let go of the right hand so that a loop forms. This is held by index finger and thumb of the right hand at the level of the starting node.
In order to form the second loop, the thumb and forefinger of the left hand now grip the left end of the lace and guide it from above and at the level of the holding fingers of the right hand, over the thumbnail, over the first loop, all the way down.
The index finger and the thumb of the right hand now grab the left end at the bottom and pull the left end through the loop and pull this second loop to the right and at the same time the other to the left.
Done is a really good loop that lasts the whole day. Strictly speaking, a cross knot, put on double slip.
LACCICO Ahoy! For beautiful loops!
P.S .: As left-handed just imitate exactly the other way around. And those who just want to wrap the end of the first loop from the bottom up, they have to do the starting knot the other way round;)
Hooks & Eyeletts
In the craftmans jargon one differentiates between concealed and attached eyelets.
The main purpose of the eyelets is a double:
- To reinforce the hole in the shoe.
- Minimize the abrasion of the laces when lacing up.
Everyone knows the feeling when a thin line cuts into the skin. Or, not so blatant, when the handle digs deep into the skin while carrying a heavy grocery bag. That can hurt a lot.
So it is also for the holes of lacing on shoes, when you put on the shoes and tighten the laces.
So that the holes not only keep their shape, but also that the senkel not gradually cut into the material of the shoe, you dress the hole with an eyelet. Mostly eyelets are made of a very thin sheet metal. But there are also some made of plastic.
The eyelets encase the hole on all three sides. Up, down and the hole channel.
The central feature of patch eyelets is that they are visibly attached to the shoe from the outside.
Attached eyelets, there are two versions.
The ring eyelet
The splayed out eyelet
The eyelet ring sits on the upper. The eyelet sheet coats the eyelet channel and is riveted to the bottom of the material with the material.
The eyelet-shaped sheet cloths the upper edge of the lace and the eyelet. On the underside of the material, the eyelet is riveted to the material.
Feature of the ring eyelet is that formed the material thereby transgressing on the underside of the lace part into a ring. This has the advantage that no sharp edge is created and thus the wear is kept low. However, the ring offers no special grip for the eyelet. So that the eyelet is still firmly anchored in the lace part of the shoes, a washer is also pressed, which offers the eyelet a very good abutment.
During the splayed out, the material that partially crosses the underside of the lace is spread in a star shape. The star tacks grip firmly into the upper of the shoes and cause a very good, tight fit of the eyelet. The disadvantage of this method is that the edges of the spread-sheet ends can be sharp-edged.
The ring eyelet is therefore superior to the rivet and represents a feature of higher quality.
The splayed out eyelet is made with less effort and can, if handled expertly, also very well.
The laces wear is splayed out at eyelet will always be higher, compared to rivets. Because the laces slide once when pulling the laces both on the top and on the bottom through the eyelet and over the edges away. And at this very moment, most of the wear takes place.
Hidden eyelets are, as the name implies, covered and not visible on the outside of the shoe. In principle, it's reversed splayed out eyelet. The eyelet sheet, so the visible ring, but are visible from below. The other, splayed out end is spread by a special tool in the middle of the hole channel and these slide between the upper and lining material.
These eyelets are found only with proper leather shoes.
First, you do not want to break the sight of the noble leather by metal parts and secondly, but still protect the hole from being deformed by the train of shoelaces, or even damaged.
Lace-up hooks, also called agraffe by some, can be found in shoes whose upper height is greater than that of low shoes. So for shoes that dress more than ankle high heels. For example, Tie high heels and lace-up shoes, lace-up boots, skates, lace-up boots and over knee boots.
The higher the upper, the more often you will meet them. Hooks are in principle open half-rings. While tucking the laces tight, put them over and hook them in the next pair of hooks and continue until you have arrived at the top of the boot and makes the final loop.
This has the great advantage of being able to quickly and effectively use the laces to close those shoes and boots that are high on the leg. If you had eyelets everywhere, putting on and taking off the boots would take a long time. In addition, the lace would wear faster, you would have to pull them through the eyelets each time. The hooks make it more "laying" than pulling.
In order to minimize wear, it is advisable to make the pulling movement in the direction that the previous pair of hooks pretend. It is unfavorable, if one pulls the laces up to tighten the laces, in the direction of the knees. This creates maximum friction at the pivot point. Always pull the laces off the side of the shoe to tighten the cross, then insert the lace into the hook.
Loops basically have the same function of eyelets. They form a ring shape, through which the shoelace can be pulled through, so that you can tie the shoes crosswise with the shoelaces.
In most cases, design aspects are particularly relevant for the use of loops. Because you sew these on the shoe, you can create completely different designs, than with hooks and eyes is possible.
Sometimes it is also the reason that you do not want to have metal parts on your shoe because some people are allergic to it.
Unfortunately, the band materials used have a rather rough surface. This can quite clog up laces made of natural material, such as a waxed cotton shoelace.
However, if you do the lacing of such shoes with care and do not make the pulling movement at an acute angle to the grater point, then you can avoid the worst.
LACCI are the shoelaces in Italy. CO stands for Company.
The double "C" is pronounced "tsh" (as in Gutshi).
The "C" in the end like a "K".
Latshiko = LACCICO.
For the perfect Italian sound, the emphasis on the first syllable.
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