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Post by Stevenloan » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:26 pm

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Hi everybody! What do you call the four horizontal long parts in the middle of shoes, you can tighten or loosen them?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:40 pm

They are Velcro fastening straps.

For more information about the hook-and-loop fastening system, see this rather interesting Wikipedia article, which includes the comment that "Shoe closures can resist a large force with only a small amount of hook-and-loop fasteners. This is because the strap is wrapped through a slot, halving the force on the bond by acting as a pulley system (thus gaining a mechanical advantage), and further absorbing some of the force in friction around the tight bend. This layout also ensures that the force is parallel to the strips."
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Post by Bobinwales » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:23 pm

I always thought that Velcro is a rip-off!
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:53 am

Erik and Bob : Thank you both very much for your answers.

StevenLoan
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