Hickory Brands is a leading manufacturer and supplier of foot care and athletic-related products. The company is unique because it is the only manufacturer in North America that produces both shoe laces and shoe polish. It also makes insoles, shoe cleaners and deodorizers, spikes for cleats, lanyards and sport socks. Hickory markets its products to all 50 states, as well as certain markets in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America. Founded in 1923 as Old Hickory Shoelace Company, Hickory Brands and its 10-Seconds division are headquartered in Hickory, N.C.