Aglet Repair
November 7, 2004 12:16 PM   Subscribe

Repairing your Aglets. Are your aglets frayed or peeling, or simply discolored and unsightly? Have you looked for a source of fresh, user-friendly aglets and come up empty? Do all of your friends have snappy, crisp aglets that put yours to shame? You can break the chain of aglet neglect and decay.
posted by mecran01 (8 comments total)
Ah! This is great!
posted by taz at 1:12 PM on November 7, 2004

I do believe I first ran across this word as a question on a street "gameshow" (probably a first in reality TV) from the 80's which took place in and about the Eaton's Mall in downtown Kitchener, Ontario. I think the gameshow was called "Question why?". I could be wrong. Most contestants on the show would run into the bookstores at the mall trying to look up the answers before the time ran out. Prizes were about $100. :-)

Ahh, memories.
posted by shepd at 1:14 PM on November 7, 2004

Originally this was going to be an ask.mefi question, then I came across this page. It's actually really useful. And I love the word "aglet."
posted by mecran01 at 1:24 PM on November 7, 2004

Just to confuse matters, there's also a well known mobile agent library called "Aglets". It's mostly of historical interest now, being a whole seven years old.
posted by Nelson at 1:45 PM on November 7, 2004

From way back in October: Shoe Lacing.
posted by etc. at 2:24 PM on November 7, 2004

A little dot of hot glue on the end of an aglet-less shoeace works a power of good.
posted by alumshubby at 5:15 PM on November 7, 2004

A quick winding of thread dipped into regular white glue works well in place of a missing aglet, as well.
posted by Dreama at 5:19 PM on November 7, 2004

This is truly the best of the web. No more frayed shoelaces!
posted by jb at 7:39 PM on November 7, 2004

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