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MrBailey ‘Low Poly’ Lace-Tips

May 2, 2013 | Posted By: | MrBailey |

I just launched my first project for Mr Bailey on Indiegogo -

MrBailey ‘Low Poly’ Lace Tips, are sculptured aglet’s that fasten onto your shoe lace securely. With each set you receive 4 ‘low poly’ lace tips in a custom foam lined mini shoe box, with custom screwdriver included.

Check them out here - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/just-the-tip–2/x/3152255

‘Low Poly’ Lace Tips

I originally started to work on this project after receiving a pair of Yeezy 2′s, and then subsequently losing one of my metal lace-tips after the first wear! I thought the idea of having a screw on/off metal lace-tip was super innovative, but thought it could be brought forward to another level in both function, aesthetics & the level of customization (being able to use them for any pair of shoe laces).

What i’ve come up with is a sculptured lace-tip that’s a little more art than just a functional aglet, that fastens onto your shoe lace securely. Simply unscrew the screw on the Lace-Tip, slide the Lace-Tip over your shoe lace and then fasten the screw tightly with the custom screw driver to secure the Lace-Tip in place.

Design aesthetics, function & production quality are at the forefront of any product I produce and put my name too, these lace tips being no exception. From the aglet’s to the screws, the screw driver to the mini-shoe box packaging, everything has been custom designed by myself to give you the best product that I can.

With each order you’ll receive 4 ‘Low Poly’ Lace Tips w/custom screws & screw driver in either gold or gun metal black. You’ll also receive your tips in a custom mini MrBailey shoe box, lined with foam at the base to protect the lace-tips and screw driver.

Inspirations

Initial Concept Sketches

First Test Samples

The first samples were all 3D printed out of black ABS plastic & gold plated stainless steel to make sure everything would look great & work properly when I moved forward with the moulding process to have them produced. As you can see there is a slight pitted look to the first lace tip (something I actually don’t mind), which in production will be a lot smoother with the use of moulds. I also printed the packaging in 3D, though I have decided to make the final packaging (which will be the same design) in thick card so it has a cleaner finish, with my logo embossed into the lid, and a foam lining at the base to secure the tips, screws & screw driver.

Product Renders

If you’re interested in owning a set of your own MrBailey ‘Low Poly’ Lace-Tips, you can order them for £25 here.

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