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Used since ancient times to keep feet grounded to soles, sandals and other types of shoes. Laces have largely evolved and have become modern. If these strings are used today to maintain many objects including bags and corsets, their main function is to hold shoes together. From their rudimentary aspects, these cords have become more sophisticated and exist in different forms. They have gone from strings of bark, and strips of cloth or leather to finely woven manufactured objects that they are today. Whether for your dress shoes, sports shoes or trainers, we offer you everything you need to make you happy.
Depending on the type of the shoe used, there are 3 main types of laces that we find regularly!
This version is the shoelace most often encountered. Cords are also
called round and thick laces and are usually made from braided cotton and are
medium in diameter. Their shape allows them to be used on a large number
of shoes. It will not be uncommon to see them on dress shoes. They are also
adapted to bring a touch of glamour to your Timberland and Doc Martens.
This family has two types of laces. The round and waxed end laces have a
small diameter and are thin. They are made out of cotton and are usually
covered with a layer of resin. It thus makes them stronger and also shinier.
Round and waxed end laces are suitable for suede or leather dress shoes.
They are the perfect accessory to enhance the style of your dinner jacket.
There are also thin round shoelaces that do not have a resin coating. Although they are also used on dress shoes, they are intended for boots with laces.
They are recommended for trainers and sports footwear (Nike, Reebok,…)
and are available in different widths and different colours (red, white, black,). They are essential for those who are in love with a casual or sporty style.
The first criteria for choosing your shoelaces (elastic, ribbon, flat,...) is the
type of shoe for which it is intended. While the smooth round models are
recommended for dress shoes (Timberland, Converse, Stan Smith,…), flat
laces are recommended for use in sports footwear. For those who are
looking for an accessory to use on different types of shoes, the cord style
shoelaces are recommended.
Beyond the type of shoelaces, it should be noted that the length of this
accessory is also an important criteria in its choice. It is therefore important
to know how to choose the right length so not to end up with a lace too
short or too long. To succeed in this endeavour, our advice is to count the
number of eyelets in the shoe:
These recommendations are not mandatory. They will however allow you to have a sufficient length of cord for your loops.