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What are lace sizes?

Hey everyone,

I've been trying to buy some new shoelaces for my sneakers, but I keep seeing different sizes listed for lace length. I'm not sure what the lace sizes mean or which size I should get for my shoes. Can someone explain to me what lace sizes are and how to determine the right size for my sneakers? Does it depend on the type of shoes I have or the length of my laces right now? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hey there,

I had the same confusion when I was trying to buy new laces for my running shoes. After doing some research and asking around, I learned that lace sizes refer to the length of the laces. Different shoes have different lace lengths depending on the number of eyelets or holes they have. For example, sneakers usually have shorter laces that are around 27-36 inches long, while hiking boots may require longer laces that are around 45-54 inches long.

To determine the right size of laces for your shoes, you should measure the length of your current laces and also count the number of eyelets or holes on each side of the shoe. The length of the laces needed is roughly twice the length of the shoe, so for every eyelet, you want to add around 4 to 6 inches of length.

It's important to get the right size of laces for your shoes, as laces that are too short can make it difficult to tie your shoes, while laces that are too long can pose a tripping hazard. I hope this helps!

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I had the same problem while buying new laces for my sneakers a few months back. I wasn't sure which size of laces to get and ended up buying a shorter pair by mistake. As a result, I struggled to tie my shoes, and the laces kept coming loose while I was walking.

When I consulted the shoe expert at the store, I found that there are different lace sizes for different types of shoes. The length of the laces is directly proportional to the length of the shoe, and the number of eyelets or holes determines the number of laces needed.

However, instead of counting the number of eyelets for my shoes, I measured my current laces and bought a new pair of laces of the same length. This time they were the correct length and worked well for me.

So, my suggestion is to measure the length of your current laces accurately, compare it with the length size chart of the lace manufacturer, and then order the perfect pair of laces for your shoes.


Hi there,

I've been a runner for years and have experimented with different types of shoelaces. During long runs or races, my feet tend to swell, which can make my shoes feel tight and uncomfortable if the laces are not the right length.

Generally speaking, running shoes usually require laces that are between 36-45 inches in length. This length is usually enough to accommodate the swelling that commonly occurs during a run.

Moreover, the way you tie your laces can also affect the fit of your shoes. For instance, if you feel pain or discomfort on the top of your feet, try loosening the laces or adjusting how you tie them. On the other hand, to prevent your foot from slipping inside the shoe, you might want to tighten the laces near your heel.

In some cases, you might need shorter or longer laces depending on the size of your shoe and how you prefer to tie your laces. So, it's important to experiment and find what works best for you. You can also consult with a running specialist at a sports store if you're unsure about the right size of laces for your shoes.


Hey everyone,

I'm a professional dancer, and I have a lot of experience buying shoes that require laces of different sizes. In the dance world, shoes such as tap or jazz shoes usually require shorter laces around 20-30 inches in length, while ballroom dance shoes might require longer laces such as 34-40 inches.

The length of the laces would depend on the type of dance and the style of shoe you are using. For example, if you're doing ballroom dancing that requires a lot of twists and turns, you would need longer laces so that you can tie them tightly and prevent your shoes from coming off.

It's essential to get the right size of laces as it can affect how well your shoes fit and how comfortably you can wear them. So, before buying, it's advisable to measure your current laces or check with the manufacturer for their recommended lace size. I hope this helps!


Hi all,

I had a hard time figuring out what size of laces to get for my hiking boots. I had just bought a new pair of boots and the laces were too short. I went online and researched the different lace sizes. To determine the right size for my boots, I measured the length of the boots and counted the eyelets on each side.

I discovered that hiking boots usually require longer laces, around 50-60 inches in length. Since my boots had eight eyelets on each side, I needed a length that was at least 52 inches long. I found a suitable pair of laces and ordered them from a shoe accessories store online.

When I received the laces, they were the perfect fit for my boots. The right size made it easier to tie my boots securely, reducing the need to adjust them frequently.

So, my advice would be to measure the length of your boots and count the eyelets or holes to ensure the correct lace length. You can also ask for advice from an expert in the shoe store or browse through websites that provide lace size charts.



I recently bought a pair of basketball shoes and had to get new laces for them as they were too loose. The length of shoelaces for basketball shoes can vary slightly depending on the style and type of shoes.

If you have basketball shoes with high ankle support, such as some of the new Air Jordans, you'll require longer laces to lace up around the ankle. The length of the lace for these types of shoes can be anywhere from 50-60 inches. Basketball shoes with low-cut ankle support, such as Kyrie Irving's shoes, may require shorter laces with a length of around 36 to 48 inches.

The main thing to consider is the comfort level while playing basketball. You don't want your shoes slipping off your feet, or the laces getting undone during the game. Therefore, it's advisable to measure the length of your current laces or view the lace size chart for the basketball shoes when you are buying new ones.

Also, it's essential to tie your basketball shoe laces in a way that is tight enough to provide the necessary support but not too tight as to restrict your feet from moving comfortably.


Hello there,

I recently bought a new pair of loafers for work, and I was struggling to find the right size of laces for them. Loafers have become a favorite for many people because they are easy to slip on and off, and you don't need laces to tie them. However, some loafers have laces for decoration purposes, and it's crucial to get the right size to preserve the aesthetic appeal of the shoes.

For loafers, the lace length requirements are different. Usually, they need shorter laces ranging from 20-30 inches in length since most loafers only have about two or three eyelets.

I learned that when buying laces for loafers, you should choose high-quality laces that match the color and style of your shoes. I went to the shoe store and asked for a similar pair of laces to the ones that originally came with the shoes. This made sure that the laces were a perfect match and complemented the look of my loafers.

So, if you have loafers with laces, make sure to choose the right length to enhance their appearance. You don't want to ruin the style of your attractive shoes by using the wrong size of laces.

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