Ligature & Fall Prevention Solutions

When protocol requires removal of shoe laces for ligature prevention; our patented elastic fitting system provides a durable and effective solution that keeps footwear safely and securely fastened by an elastic safety lacing system. Our 5” safety laces adjust for fit and comfort, they also provide ease of use, convenience and safety.


  • Durable
  • Easy to Install
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable
  • 5″ – Xi3.05


Style #: Xi3.05 – 5″ laces designed to fit most standard (3.5mm diameter) eyelets.

Style #: Xi4.05 – 5″ laces designed to fit larger (4.2mm diameter) eyelets found on some shoes and boots.

Xi laces DO NOT pull through eyelets. To adjust fit you must reduce blocking spheres by stretching the lace apart, move lace to next blocking sphere and when released, blocking sphere will block in the adjustment.

Safe, secure and worry-free replacement fastening system.

“Like most psychiatric facilities, our patients are not permitted to have shoelaces for safety reasons. We were looking for a way of fastening patient shoes that was safe, comfortable, and would prevent potential trips and falls. We began using XTENEX laces… I would highly recommend these laces for use at any psychiatric facility.”

G. Snyderman, DON / Princeton House

“Arrowhead Behavioral Health has been using the safety laces for over a year now. The XTENEX® laces support safer mobility (keeping shoes in place) & preserve the dignity of the patients”

Anita Zych, MSRN, CARN, DON / Arrowhead Behavioral