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Buying replacement shoelaces is not a straightforward process, as you might think. If getting the right pair of laces is a priority, taking measures is necessary. There are a few considerations and evaluations you need to make to help you get the most appropriate shoelaces for your sneakers.

It’s worth noting that your replacement laces don’t have to look like those currently on your shoes unless that is your sole intention.

Considering that there are possibly several thousand options available to you, you need to have a strategy that saves you time while ensuring you land on the best laces for your shoes and function.

Type of Shoes

Your first consideration is the type of shoe you have. While considering the type of shoes, you will need to evaluate the function of the shoes (dress, casual, hiking, boots, or athletic), which will determine the ideal type of laces to buy. You will also need to check the pairs of eyelets on the shoe to determine the length of the lace.

Type of Shoelace

Types of shoelaces play a critical role in the usability and performance of the laces and the shoes. You can choose from the following options:

  • Flat Laces – Flat laces are a common and often preferred option because they work with various types of shoes. With flat laces, you get common ground between strength and aesthetic appeal. Our Loop King Flat laces are cross-stitched for extra strength and made from premium cotton to ensure the colors stay locked in for a longer time.
  • Rope Laces – If you have boots or athletic shoes, rope laces are worth the consideration. They are strong and often made in multiple layers to keep up with the demands of heavy footwear and aggressive use. Our rope laces are triple-braided and we always make sure they have a fashion angle to them by making them in different colors and patterns.
  • Leather Laces – When aiming to upgrade your sneakers’ look, you can’t go wrong with a pair of leather laces. Made from the best materials (at Loop King Laces, we use cowhide leather) leather laces are durable and have a great shine to them that brings out the best in your shoes.

You can also check into elastic laces that allow you to wear and remove your shoes without undoing the laces or waxed laces which are known for their resistance to dirt and easy cleaning routine.

Shoelace Color

After carefully considering the type of shoelaces that will work best on your shoes, you can shift your concern to the color. While in most cases, it’s a matter of personal preference, it also depends on your shoes’ colorway. However, it doesn’t always have to match the old shoelaces.

Shoelace Length

For most sneakerheads, finding the right length of replacement shoelaces can be a tedious and frustrating process. But it doesn’t have to be. We have useful tools like the shoelace size chart that you can use to determine the ideal shoelace length for your shoes.

Using this simple, quick, and effective guide, buying the ultimate pair of replacement laces for your shoes should be a walk in the park.

Miles Anthony Smith

Miles is a loving father of 3 adults, devoted husband of 24+ years, co-chief sneakerhead (along with his wife Carolyn) at Loop King Laces, author, entrepreneur, investor, & owner of several businesses (AmaLinks Pro, Why Stuff Sucks, & Kompelling Kars). Miles has been featured in New York Magazine, Escapist Magazine, FashionSpot, Menswear Style, & Men Style Fashion. Loop King is trusted by sneakerheads JumperMan Kris, jumpmanbostic, ajinchicago, among others.


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