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Shoe Laces

The company also offers custom made shoelaces to meet individual design requirements. The laces are produced in a variety of colours and finishes to suit any need. Besides the standard range, colours can be matched to specific requests. NBI laces are manufactured from polyester, nylon, cotton and polypropylene yarns and are available in lengths ranging between 28cm and 180cm. The shoe lace table attached can assist in ensuring that the correct length is chosen for the particular type of lace and shoe.

The spec laces are a range of high quality nylon shoe laces for the police, military and safety footwear industries. This specialised range complies with the specifications for abrasion resistance and break strength conditions as specified by the South African Bureau of Standards


Shoe laces are available in different finishes :
• Waxed – waxed laces have a distinct leather look
• Unwaxed – Unwaxed laces clearly show the braid pattern and are softer to handle

Shoe Lace Tipping

Shoe laces are tipped to any required length. There are 2 types of tipping choices :
• Plastic tip
• Fused tip – fuse tips are shoe lace tips that are melted at high temperatures to provide a neat and defined end tip

Key Features of NBI shoe laces

• Choice of different types
• Variety of colours
• End tip options
• Finishing preferences
• Custom made
• Excellent quality

Industry Types

NBI shoe laces are supplied to a wide range of industries :
• School footwear
• Safety footwear
• Military and police footwear
• Fashion footwear
• Sports footwear
• Handicrafts
• Gift wrap
• Packaging
• Clothing

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Fuse Tips
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Plastic Tips


Round Shoe Laces

NBI produces round shoe laces in various widths, colours and materials. Round laces, once waxed, have a noticeable leather finish. They offer a more decorous…

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Flat Shoe Laces

Flat shoe laces, manufactured by NBI, have a flat braided or flat woven appearance. They are available in various widths, colours and materials. Flat laces…

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Spec Shoe Laces

NBI Manufactures spec laces for the police, military and safety footwear industries. Spec laces are made of high quality nylon yarn that provides the laces with…

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School Shoe Laces

The woven and braided laces are manufactured in standard uniform colours of black and brown but other colours are available if required. The plastic tipped…

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Moccasin Thread

NBI is a leading supplier of moccasin thread and shoe twine, widely used by footwear and accessory manufacturers. The threads and twines…

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The shoe lace range of products are manufactured in accordance with the following quality management system :
• ISO 9001:2008

The in-house laboratory, where continuous product testing during the manufacturing process is done, allows for consistent quality and specification adherence.


Yarns used in the manufacture of shoe laces, are of superior quality, thus producing product of excellent performance abilities.