26th May 2024

What are the plastic things on the ends of shoelaces called?


The word ‘aglet’ is derived from old French word aguillette, which in turn originates from the Latin word acus meaning a needle. Aglets are plastic or metal sheaths that tightly cover the tips of shoelaces and cords to enable them to easily pass through the eyelet holes or other such lacing guides. In addition, aglets keep the threads of a lace together and prevent them from fraying.

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