Shoelaces As Seen In The News

In the News

Shoelaces occasionally make an appearance in the news, where they have been involved in good and bad, happy and sad events. Here's some excerpts from various news stories involving shoelaces.

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News Story Excerpts – 2020

Man Gets Hit By Car, Still Saves His Jordans

– Complex (USA), 23-Mar-2020

Jerome's Jordans with cut laces (image: Reddit)

“My left leg is busted, so they want to take off the shoes,” Jerome wrote. “I try to keep things light and say, 'Please, not the Jordans sir,' but they really need to get the shoe off. So he meets me halfway and says, 'I'm just gonna cut the laces.'”

To back up the story, Jerome shared an image of the shoes, which are slashed directly through the middle of their laces, but otherwise damage-free aside from a few small blemishes. Despite the trending post on Reddit, Jerome says he's yet to solve the missing shoelace problem. “I've been shopping around for laces and some users on here have offered, but i haven’t reached out to them yet,” he tells Complex.

Full story on Complex website

Florida woman arrested for trying to make explosive device in Walmart: Sheriff

– CBS 12 News (USA), 15-Jan-2020

Attempted arsonist Emily Stallard (image: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)

According to an arrest report, Stallard used a mason jar with fuel denatured alcohol and wire brad nails inside. She also reportedly used a shoelace as a wick and tried to light the shoelace with a lighter, “intending to cause damages by means of fire to the Walmart store and citizens.”

Full story on CBS 12 website

Joe Swash: Stacey Solomon's beau undoes Dancing On Ice partner’s shoes with bare teeth

– Daily Express (UK), 09-Jan-2020

Joe Swash unties partner's skate laces with his teeth (image: Getty / Instagram)

Former I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp presenter turned Dancing On Ice star Joe Swash, 37, came to his dance partner’s rescue when she found herself rather stuck. The partner of Stacey Solomon, 30, used his bare teeth to help Alexandra get her ice skates off.
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The ITV star continued: “We were training so hard @yourallypally that I literally got a quadruple knot in my laces”
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Joe remarked on how many knots there were and then could be heard cheering as he successfully unknotted the laces.

Full story on Daily Express website

Ryan Thomas ties pregnant fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh's shoelaces as she struggles to bend down because of her baby bump

– Daily Mail (UK), 08-Jan-2020

Ryan Thomas ties pregnant fiancée's shoelaces (image: Ryan Thomas / Instagram)

They're awaiting the arrival of their first child together.

And Ryan Thomas posted a sweet update on Lucy Mecklenburgh's pregnancy, as he shared a photo that showed off her baby bump via Instagram on Tuesday. The Coronation Street star, 35, could be seen tying his 28-year-old fiancée's shoelaces as she couldn't bend down to do them herself.

Ever the gentleman, Ryan didn't hesitate to assist his beloved partner and he joked that “the struggle is real” in a caption written atop the image.

Full story on Daily Mail website

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