PAIRS OF EYELETS LACE LENGTH REQUIRED: INCHES AND CM
2-4 24″ (60CM)
3-5 30″ (75CM)
5-6 36″ (90CM)
6-7 45″ (114CM)
8-10 55″ (140CM)
10+ 59″ (150CM)

What shoelace size do i need? (Check Eyelets)

eyelets on a pair of shoes

Measuring Shoelace Length by Number of Eyelets

The number of eyelets on a shoe can be the easiest way to work out which Shoelace size you need for your shoe.

Eyelets are a small hole on the side of a shoe, where the laces go into to tie the shoe.

Eyelets are the best way to find which replacement shoelaces you need. Please be aware to only count the number of eyelets on one side of the shoe.

Found what you need? If so, browse our range of Shoelaces. If not, see further below for types of sneakers and what shoelace length they need.

We also have a specific Air Jordan Series Shoelace Size Guide!

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Why Your Shoe Laces Should be the Right Length

black off white shoelaces in jordan cements

Measuring Shoelace Length by Number of Eyelets

Why does the length of your shoelaces matter? As long as they are long enough to go through all the eyelets, isn’t that about it?

Finding the right length of shoelaces is more than just fitting the lace into all the eyelets. The right length of laces sits perfectly on your shoe, and managing the excess laces is often easy with numerous options available.

If the laces are too short, they won’t fit, and the shoe won’t provide a firm grip on your foot. When the laces are too long, they are not only hard to manage and keep tidy, but they also pose a tripping hazard. You can accidentally trip on your laces and fall.

The right length of laces also gives your shoe that elegant and organized look. They also work perfectly with any lacing designs you might have in mind.

Ideally, you should only leave a small overhang for your laces when choosing the right length. That way, even if you leave the laces hanging, they can’t trip you or get tangled.

Popular Shoes, Boots, Trainers and Sneakers with 3 Eyelets

Yeezy Boost 350 Shoelace Size
3 eyelet shoe laces

Yeezy Boost 350

Adidas Tubular Defiant shoelace size
3 eyelet shoe laces

Adidas Tubular Defiant

Adidas NMD R1 shoelace size
3 eyelet shoe laces

Adidas NMD R1

Nike Air Huarache Light shoelace size
3 eyelet shoe laces

Nike Air Huarache Light

Popular Shoes, Boots, Trainers and Sneakers with 4 Eyelets

Adidas Ultraboost 3.0 shoelace size
4 eyelet shoe laces

Adidas UltraBoost 3.0

Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max shoelace size
4 eyelet shoe laces

Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max

Vans Authentic Shoes shoelace size
4 eyelet shoe laces

Vans Authentic Shoes

Nike Roshe Run shoelace size
4 eyelet shoe laces

Nike Roshe Run

Popular Shoes, Boots, Trainers and Sneakers with 5 Eyelets

Nike Air Max Zero shoelace size
5 eyelet shoe laces

Nike Air Max Zero

Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe shoelace size
5 eyelet shoe laces

Nike AIr Huarache Ultra Breathe

Vans STYLE 112 PRO shoelace size
5 eyelet shoe laces

Vans STYLE 112 PRO

Nike Zoom KD 9 Shoelace Size
5 eyelet shoe laces

Nike Zoom KD 9

Popular Shoes, Boots, Trainers and Sneakers with 6 Eyelets

Adidas Superstars shoelace size
6 eyelet shoe laces

Adidas Superstars

Vans Old Skool MTE Shoelace Size
6 eyelet shoe laces

VANS Old Skool MTE

Adidas Tubular X shoelace size
6 eyelet shoe laces

Adidas Tubular X

Nike Air Max 95 shoelace size
6 eyelet shoe laces

Nike Air Max 95

Popular Shoes, Boots, Trainers and Sneakers with 7 Eyelets

Adidas Originals Gazelle shoelace size
7 eyelet shoe laces

Adidas Originals Gazelle

Nike Air Max 90 shoelace size
7 eyelet shoe laces

Nike Air Max 90

VANS Old Skool Lite shoelace size
7 eyelet shoe laces

Vans Old Skool Lite

Nike Air Max 1 shoelace size
7 eyelet shoe laces

Nike Air Max 1

Popular Shoes, Boots, Trainers and Sneakers with 8 Eyelets

Nike Air Jordan 1 High shoelace size
8 eyelet shoe laces

Nike AIr Jordan 1 High

Converse Chuck Taylor shoelace size
8 eyelet shoe laces

Converse Chuck Taylor

Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid shoelace size
8 eyelet shoe laces

Nike AIr Jordan 1 Mid

Air Jordan 4 Retro Shoelace size
8 eyelet shoe laces

Air Jordan 4 Retro

Additional Size information

Measuring shoelaces using the existing laces

If you have the current pair of laces for your sneakers, you can measure the length of the laces from end to end to get the right length of replacement. It’s a sure-fire way to get the exact length of replacement laces as the existing ones. But this method only works if you have the current laces. Don’t worry if there is only a few cm’s difference in the replacement laces, either way you’ll be fine!

Don’t have the existing laces? There’s another way. Lace-up your shoes with a piece of string or yarn until it looks fine. Once you set it up the same way, you want to lace up the new laces, remove the yarn and measure it. It’s a bit tedious, but it gets the job done.

Factors that Could Affect Shoelace Length

There is one slight downside to using the eyelet method above to determine the ideal length of laces you need for your shoes. It doesn’t factor in several considerations that will ultimately affect the length of the laces.

Lacing style

Lacing styles can make or break your sneaker game. Depending on the type of shoe you have, there are numerous lace-up styles you can try out.

Some designs like “hidden knot” are simple and don’t require long laces, while others are intricate and repetitive like “checkerboard styles” need longer laces.

In this case, it’s best to measure any existing laces you have or use the yarn method described above to get the right lace length before purchase.

Distance between the eyelets

When counting eyelets, most users forget to consider the distance between the eyelets. Some shoes like the Nike Air Presto have five eyelets. According to the size chart, you would need 50” laces. But you will find the laces are short. The Nike Air Presto actually needs 55” laces because the distance between the eyelets is wide. In other shoes and sneakers, the distance is narrow, and you should go with shorter laces on this occasion.

What To Do If You Get the Wrong Length of Laces?

You’ve purchased a new pair of laces for your sneakers. You can’t wait to lace up and see how they look. But, unfortunately, the length of the laces isn’t right. What do you do about it?

Luckily, laces are not like clothes. You can make the wrong size work, especially if you don’t have the time to return them for the correct size. However, with Loop King Laces we are always here to offer free hassle-free returns and free exchanges!

If the laces are short, you can try lacing up tighter or use fewer eyelets to get the laces to fit. If the laces are longer, lace them up loose or use an intricate lace-up style if the laces are too long.

ROWS OF EYELETS LACE LENGTH SNEAKERS
2-4 24″-30″ (60CM-75CM)
  • adidas Ultraboosts(through the cage)
  • adidas NMDs(both NMD_R1 and NMD_R2)
  • ASICS Gel Lyte III (untied)
  • Puma Tsugi Shinsei
5 – 6 36″ (90CM)
  • adidas Ultraboost (tied with OG length or stacking through primeknit)
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1 and V2(untied)
  • adidas Y3 Qasa High
  • adidas ZG Boost
  • adidas Pure Boost
  • Nike Flyknit Racer
  • Nike Flyknit Mariah Racer
  • Nike Air Vapormax
  • Nike Janoski and Janoski Max
  • Nike Air Max Zero
  • New Balance 997
  • New Balance 247
  • New Balance 1978
6-7 45″ (114CM)
  • Nike Air Max 97
  • Nke Air Max 95
  • Nike Air Max 98
  • Nike Air Max Plus (Nike TN)
  • Nike Air Max 1 (Women)
  • Nike Air Max 90 (Women)
  • Nike Air Max LD-Zero
  • Nike Free Runs
  • ASICS Gel Saga
  • ASICS Gel Lyte V
  • ASICS Gel Respector
  • ASICS GT-2
  • ASICS Gel Kayano Trainer
  • adidas ZX Flux
  • adidas Tubular
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1 and V2
  • New Balance 996
  • New Balance 997
  • New Balance 998
  • New Balance 1500
  • Puma Blaze of Glory

The majority of running shoes will be in this range.

8-10 55″ (140CM)
  • Nike Air Presto (though fewer eyelets, these are widely laced)
  • Nike Air Jordan 1 High and Mid
  • Nike Air Max 1
  • Nike Air Max 90
  • Nike Air Force 1 Lows
  • Nike Dunk Lows
  • Any Nike Air Jordan from the Air Jordan III (untied)
  • adidas Stan Smith (inc Raf Simons)
  • adidas Superstar
  • adidas Ultraboost (stacking through the primeknit)
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 750
  • ASICS Gel Lyte V
  • Rick Owens Ramones Lows
10+ 59″ (150CM)
  • Nike Foamposites
  • Nike Dunk Highs
  • Nike Air Force 1 Highs
  • Rick Owens Ramone Highs (no wrap)
  • Any other Air Jordan where you want to tie
  • Most high-top basketball shoes (KDs, LeBrons, Currys, Kyries, Kobes).