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Often viewed as a simple component, the lace actually plays an important role in the footwear's success.
Whatever the choice of lace and carrier, the basic requirements for the lace remains the same – it should not break, should remain knotted once tied, should not stain another part of the shoe or other objects, should not change colour and any tags on the ends should stay in place. As all wearers of laced footwear know, it is common to encounter laces that do not meet all of these requirements.
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