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Mavericks Shoelaces(Image from here)

Mavericks Shoelaces
(Image from here)

Little things affect little minds. (Benjamin Disraeli)

According to Mr Disraeli, I have a little mind. It’s OK. I can live with that. Especially because I think little things can make a big difference. And, while today’s post might not make a BIG difference, it does make me smile…

With that in mind, I bring you Mavericks Laces of Melbourne, a lovely wee company founded in 2012 by three Melbourne designers who love shoelaces. They reckon their laces “can completely transform a pair of shoes, increase your happiness, and make you feel like a bit of a Maverick. Not bad for what most people think is an everyday functional object.”

They also believe that “if the shoes make the man, the laces make the shoe, so (they) design colourful laces for colourful characters.” Now, I may not happen to be a man, but I do agree that a great pair of shoes is well worth drawing the attention of others.

It just so happens I have a pair of shoes that need a bit of lace-loving. My well-loved patent bronze brogues deserve a bit of colour, I reckon.

Robert Clergerie Brogue(Image by TSL)

My Robert Clergerie Brogue
(Image by TSL)

And, the Mavericks team have a number of options for jazzing up your lace ups. I’m leaning towards Dylan, but could be persuaded by Bert. What do you think?

Dylan by Maverick

Dylan by Mavericks
Dylan was the popular kid at school. Captain of the footy team, opening fast bowler of the cricket team and an academic wonder boy. Dylan gets along with every shoe he meets with effortless charm. He is the man you want in your corner no matter what the situation.
(Image from here)

Archie by Maverick This is one bold cat. Archie's middle name is danger and his best mate is a Spanish bullfighter. He rolls with shoes of every colour in his posse. Archie is not afraid to be heard and can be a bit of a loud mouth. (Image from here)

Archie by Mavericks
This is one bold cat. Archie’s middle name is danger and his best mate is a Spanish bullfighter. He rolls with shoes of every colour in his posse. Archie is not afraid to be heard and can be a bit of a loud mouth.
(Image from here)

Bert by Maverick  Bert can be up tight and has a bit of a dark side. He isn't as loud as most of his  mates, but likes to get the job done with his understated ways. He is often found having deep and meaningfuls with black, khaki and other earthly toned shoes.  (Image from here)

Bert by Mavericks
Bert can be up tight and has a bit of a dark side. He isn’t as loud as most of his
mates, but likes to get the job done with his understated ways. He is often found having deep and meaningfuls with black, khaki and other earthly toned shoes.
(Image from here)

I do love an organisation that anthropomorphises their product! And, if that wasn’t enough excitement for one pair of shoes, the peeps at Mavericks even have a section on their website where they give you instruction in how to ‘style your laces your way’… I favour the Hash.

'The Hash' lace style(Image from here)

‘The Hash’ lace style
(Image from here)

Maverick has a groovy website. You can order online (delivery limited to Australia only at this time). You can check it out here.

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