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Test Method: SATRA TM154

Shoe lace to shoe lace and shoe lace to lace carrier abrasion

March 2018


This method is intended to determine the abrasion resistance of a shoe lace to repeated rubbing against either a similar shoe lace, or a lace carrier. The method can also be used to assess the abrasion resistance of a lace carrier. The method is applicable to all types of shoe laces and lace carriers.


A length of the shoe lace to be tested is threaded through a loop formed by:

Method 1: Lace to lace abrasion - a second piece of the same lace, held open by a spacer.

Method 2: Lace to carrier abrasion - a lace carrier.

The shoe lace is bent through a fixed acute angle at the point of contact with the loop. It is then held under a standard tension while it is repeatedly drawn back and forth through the loop until failure occurs.


This Test Method does not reference any additional Standards or Test Methods.


First issued September 1992. Revised March 2018.


This test method is available to members and non-members.


This price is for a printed copy of the Test Method.

  • Members: £75
  • Non-members: £215



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