Are you tired of constantly pulling and tying your shoelaces? It might be because you have the wrong size lace. Choosing the right size can make all the difference in the comfort and fit of your shoes. Read on to learn how to determine what size shoe lace you need.
How to Measure
The best way to measure your shoe lace size is to measure the old laces that came with your shoes. If you no longer have the old laces, you can measure the length of the shoe’s eyelets. Simply count the number of eyelets on your shoe and then use the chart below to determine the correct length for your laces.
2-3 eyelets: 24 inches
4-5 eyelets: 30 inches
5-6 eyelets: 36 inches
6-7 eyelets: 45 inches
7-8 eyelets: 54 inches
What if my shoe has an odd number of eyelets?
Round up to the nearest even number of eyelets and use the corresponding lace length.
What if my shoe has different sized eyelets?
Choose the lace length based on the largest eyelet on the shoe.
Can I use any type of lace?
It is recommended to use the same type and width of lace that originally came with your shoe for the best fit and style.
What if the lace size isn’t available?
It is always better to choose a slightly longer lace than a shorter one. You can always trim off the excess length if necessary.
How often should I replace my shoe laces?
It is recommended to replace your shoe laces every 6-12 months, depending on how often you wear your shoes.
Can I use different colored laces?
Yes, using different colored laces can add a fun and unique touch to your shoes.
What if my shoe is a different style?
For specialty shoes such as boots or dress shoes, it is best to consult the manufacturer’s recommendations for the correct lace size.
Can I use the same size lace for all my shoes?
No, different shoes have different eyelet sizes and require different lace lengths for the best fit.
Choosing the right size shoe lace can improve the comfort and fit of your shoes, making them easier to wear and reducing the need for constant adjustments.
If you are unsure about the correct size, it is always better to err on the side of caution and choose a slightly longer lace. You can always trim off any excess length.
Choosing the right size shoe lace is easy with a simple measurement of the old laces or the number of eyelets on your shoe. Using the correct lace size can improve the comfort and fit of your shoes, making them easier to wear and reducing the need for constant adjustments.