In the winter of 1998 a
father, struggling to untie his son’s soaked snow boots, sighed, “There’s got
to be a better way.” Being a
manufacturing consultant, he began to develop a new way to secure shoes, a NEW shoelace. The following year he developed “Knoty Boy” elastic shoelaces.
After patenting the new
design worldwide, years of testing by trial and error, marketing development,
and success with professional athletes using the new self-knotting elastic
shoelaces, XTENEX®, was born.
worldwide patented technology produces a sustainable customized tension fit
between shoe eyelets. Patented XTENEX® technology sets incrementally spaced knots along a strong
rubber core. When stretched the knots reduce for adjustment at an eyelet, then
systematically reemerge to lock-in an ergonomic fit. The strong rubber core
keeps the knots emerged, this allows the footwear to be securely fastened while
converting lace-up footwear into convenient slip-ons. This effective lacing system
is perfect for runners, walkers, handicapped persons, children of all ages,
athletes... anyone whose wants comfort, support and a customizable fit.
XTENEX® brand, XLaces, are now available around the world and are
available at sporting goods specialty retailers and on the internet. With the
success in the running and triathlon world, the company is now developing uses
in other market areas. The ability to secure a custom fit with these elastic
shoelaces and providing the only ergonomic comfort zone around the foot makes these
shoelaces a versatile alternative to securing footwear in a variety of markets.
The natural rubber core allows the foot to naturally swell through the day or
activity and not constrict blood flow. This is perfect for marathon runners and
relieves foot fatigue for the average user.
XTENEX® Corporations goal is to provide the utmost in
quality and value to our customers and deliver world-class customer service. We
shall continue to develop our patented technology to expand its potential uses
in ways that will improve the quality of life for our customers, vendors,
distributors and manufacturers.
XTENEX® believes in being responsible to the earth and
treating all people with respect, honesty, and equality;
in bringing innovation and inspiration to everyone…
REPLACE the LACE