The first thing to understand when purchasing new shoelaces is that they do not have to look exactly like the shoelaces currently in your shoes. When purchasing shoelaces you want to evaluate your shoes to decide what new shoelaces you need to buy. At ShoeLacesExpress.com we have over 2000 different shoelaces for you to choose from, as well as custom length shoelaces.
The first decision you need to make is what type of shoe you have; dress, casual, athletic, hiking, boots, etc. Then you should decide if you want a flat shoelace, round shoelace, oval shoelace, tubular shoelace or a specialty shoelace. With dress shoelaces you also have a choice of waxed or non-waxed. You may want to get an elastic shoelace which allows you to slip your shoes on and off while keeping your shoe snug but not too tight on your foot. For athletic shoes you may want to get a bubble lace – Sure-Lace. These laces stay tied better than any other shoelace!
Another decision is what color of shoelace to buy. You can get a new shoelace the same color as your old shoelace or you may choose to go with a different color. Remember, the new shoelace needs to look good in your shoes; it doesn’t have to match the old shoelace.
Finally you need to decide on what length. The best way to do that is look at your current shoelace when they are tied. Are they just right, too long or too short? Then remove the shoelace from the shoe and measure it from tip to tip. This is the length for the new shoelace keeping in mind to add or subtract if your old shoelace is too long or too short.