INVENTION OF THE CLOSURE SYSTEM IN SHOES
ORIGINAL UTURN® is a patented device for fastening shoes – a great alternative to traditional shoelaces. This shoe lacing system can be applicable to footwear as well as clothes and bags. It is easy to set up, really convenient and extremely durable. This invention was created to make your life easier. A lot of people, especially young children, seniors, athletes and blue-collar workers complain about their problems with shoelaces. Choosing laces in accordance with the size of shoes doesn’t prevent situations where shoelaces untie or become loose. That can be uncomfortable and frustrating not only during intense sport activities, but also casual use.
THE LOCKING GEAR
ORIGINAL UTURN® Lacing System is made out of a strong, durable nylon. Highly advanced helical construction provides 25-55% more durability than other shoe lacing systems. Moving the center of gravity to the bottom of the gear allows turning the knob with less effort.
Thanks to a minimalistic look and slim design devoid of unnecessarily hanging elements, ORIGINAL UTURN® eliminates a risk of snagging on objects and it is 30% lighter than other closure systems. Removing button-pulling from the process of loosening/unlocking allows a reduced cover height by about 10%. Choosing professional shoes where each gram lighter is valued, this difference is essential. Furthermore, the device keeps the wire firmly in place so its tension remains constant.
THE STEEL WIRE
The great resistance needed for optimal tightening requires a thicker stainless steel wire (0.8-0.9 mm) than other systems. No way can you break it. The steel wire consists of 49 strands which are coated with plastic reinforcement. This prevents friction against the shoes and so protects your feet and keeps them comfortable. Additionally, the plastic reinforcement coating cover protects the wire from corrosion.
NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO PULL JUST TURN
2-STEP SHOE LACING SYSTEM
ORIGINAL UTURN® Wire System is 2-step closure technology in which the knob pulling process, a defining characteristic for less advanced 3-step shoe lacing systems, was removed. Its guaranteed to save your time and a provide great convenience. In our invention, the only thing which you have to do is rotate the knob to the right – if you want to tighten and lock it, and to the left about 30 degrees – if you want to loosen and unlock it. That’s it!
TURN RIGHT OR LEFT. THAT’S IT!
The simple but perfectly executed ORIGINAL UTURN® system makes user manual dispensable. It is easier in use, more innovative and convenient than any previous shoe lacing system. It eliminates nuisances of push&pull gear and maximizes the comfort of tool operating by turning a dial to the right or left, without pushing or pulling. Turning the dial counterclockwise loosens stainless steel wire and allows it to adjust to your foot’s size, including width and height of your feet. Day after day, it guarantees a full comfort of wearing shoes.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND ORIGINAL UTURN® TECHNOLOGY?
ORIGINAL UTURN® is successfully implemented in footwear, sneakers, and outdoor shoes. It works in the most difficult and demanding conditions. Our key partner who uses ORIGINAL UTURN® in footwear industry is the Scandinavian shoe brands – AIRTOX® and HARKILA. AIRTOX and HARKILA products are an ideal combination of high quality and great design. They are dedicated to people, for whom the comfort of wearing shoes is as important as an attractive design.
UTURN® IS AVAILABLE IN TWO SYSTEMS
Offers unique precision and micro adjustment capability. Patented single surface operation protects system against dirt and other agents, securing smooth spin during Your hard working day or any outdoor practices.
This is our newest rotating system, which uses the same method – turn right to tighten, turn left only 30 degrees to loosen the laces. Just click it in.