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ABOUT
PANTHER TEETH.

Lace locks developed with performance in mind.

Panther Teeth for Shoes - 6 Pack

THE PANTHER TEETH STORY

Panther Teeth is the result of founder and owner Brad Pelkofer’s wanting to improve the comfort, fit and performance of ice skates and athletic shoes based on his personal experiences playing hockey and using various types of athletic shoes, hiking boots and climbing shoes. The desire was to create a product that was light and strong, easily added to any type of footwear, and that could customize the fit of any off the shelf skates or athletic footwear.

OWNER & FOUNDER
BRAD PELKOFER

As somebody who played hockey in his youth, I still enjoy going down to the local rink to do some skating and to get a little exercise. On one Saturday afternoon, as I was lacing my skates, I noticed a mother trying to tie her young son’s skates. It was obvious this was their first time ice skating.

As I tried to give the young mother a few pointers, I remembered all of the problems that I had over the years with my laces loosening, lace bite, and foot pain caused by over-tightened laces. I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to invent a device that could help skaters tie their skates correctly and could eliminate all of the problems I experienced over the years?

The idea of Panther Teeth was formed that Saturday afternoon.

ENGINEERED
TO PERFORM.

In the fall of 2017, Brad Pelkofer secured the help of the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering as a design engineering partner. It was a perfect partnership of aspiring young engineers in helping a first-time entrepreneur to develop a new product in a category that had very few advancements over the years. The scope of development grew to include athletic shoes and cleats. After three plus years of designing and testing, Panther Teeth had developed two similar products that would enable a skater or athlete the ability to set and maintain different zones of lace tension, thereby creating a customized fit that increases comfort and performance of their footwear.

Panther Teeth and the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

WHAT ARE PANTHER TEETH?

Panther Teeth enable you to create separate zones of lace tension that create a custom fit for your for all your footwear. They eliminate lace stretch, lace bite, heel slippage and prevent your laces from loosening. Now you can solve common foot problems and enhance the comfort, fit and performance of your footwear while playing any sport.

Create more power, balance and stability
Eliminates the need to over-tighten your laces to achieve a lockdown fit
Solves common foot problems for people with wide or narrow feet
Use as a lace tightener to help mold your footwear to your feet
Prevents heel from lifting, foot slippage and side to side movement from lace stretch
Helps to prevent foot cramping by eliminating hot spots and pressure points
Works with most round, flat and oval laces made from polyester or cotton
Available in 2, 4, or 6 device packs

WHERE TO USE PANTHER TEETH.

WORKERS & LABORERS

WORKERS & LABORERS

FIRST RESPONDERS

FIRST RESPONDERS

MILITARY

MILITARY

HUNTERS

HUNTERS

HIKERS & OUTDOOR

HIKERS & OUTDOOR

WALKING & RUNNING

WALKING & RUNNING

TRACK & FIELD

TRACK & FIELD

GOLF

GOLF

HIGH TOPS

HIGH TOPS

CLEATS & SPIKES

CLEATS & SPIKES

TRAIL & HIKING

TRAIL & HIKING

HOCKEY SKATES

HOCKEY SKATES

FIGURE SKATES

FIGURE SKATES

INLINE SKATES

INLINE SKATES

QUAD SKATES

QUAD SKATES

SPEED SKATES

SPEED SKATES

3 SIZES FOR THE PERFECT FIT.

Panther Teeth are available in 3 sizes to fit all footwear and performance needs. Choose from our smallest device designed for all types of athletic shoes and cleats, our medium device for all types of boots, or our largest device for skates of all kinds.

Panther Teeth for Shoes

PANTHER TEETH FOR SHOES Our smallest device is designed to work with any round or flat laces that are less than 10mm under tension

Panther Teeth for boots

PANTHER TEETH FOR BOOTS Our newest product fills the gap between our skate and shoe device and is specifically designed for the rigors of hiking, work, and military boots

Panther Teeth for skates

PANTHER TEETH FOR SKATES Our largest device designed for use with ice, inline, and roller skates or any footwear with wide and/or thick laces

HOW PANTHER TEETH WORK

Panther Teeth work by locking onto your laces where they intersect and holding them securely in place. The patented design secures your laces, reducing torsional flex, stretch, and slip. Simply open, insert, close and go!

Panther Teeth - as easy as 1-2-3

WHAT THEY SAY.

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