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Best Laces for Your Kicks: A Guide to Tying the Knot


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For many people the shoes are only half of the battle when it comes to footwear style. Laces, and the way shoe laces are tied, can add a lot of panache to even the hottest shoes on the market.

 Shoes Knothttp://bit.ly/NXhFyA

Are you ready to turn your hottest shoes up a notch? Here are the most interesting shoe laces available today, and an array of interesting ways to style them. Although not every shoe lace would go with every shoe, every shoe lace is worth seeing!

BRAND: Platube Laces
PRICE: $3.21

Platube http://bit.ly/NlAeQv

For kids attending raves, adults who like running at night, or LED-obsessed geek types, these shoe laces are the best option for any shoes. They add style and a sense of nostalgia to any pair of kicks.

NEW KNOT:

New Knot Riding Bow http://bit.ly/LZkJ19

BRAND: Marc Jacobs
PRICE: $4.00

Marc Jacobs Lacehttp://bit.ly/L4St9e

These self-obsessed laces read, “Jacobs by Marc Jacobs for Marc by Marc Jacobs in collaboration with Marc Jacobs for Marc by Marc Jacobs.” If you love Marc Jacobs as much as he loves himself, then you need this accessory!

NEW KNOT:

New Knot Ladderhttp://bit.ly/Lc6cQb

BRAND: Puma
PRICE: $3.59

Puma Lacehttp://bit.ly/NfIeCN

These gorgeous laces come from the Kehinde Wiley line of collectibles. Though they can be hard to find, they”™re worth every penny (if you can find an understated shoe to wear with them). Not sure if you can pull it off? Try a solid white sneaker, or something bold and black.

NEW KNOT:

Bushwalkhttp://bit.ly/NX6WEi

BRAND: Zillion
PRICE: N/A

Zillionhttp://hntd.ch/RRYQld

These laces are so classy and inspired that they should be in stores everywhere; yet, they”™re nearly impossible to find. If you go to the designer”™s website, you may or may not find information about an upcoming trunk show, but you”™d still have to be lucky enough to live nearby. Still, they”™re pretty baller shoe laces that anyone would be lucky to own.

NEW KNOT:

Hidden Knothttp://bit.ly/NfH8qJ

BRAND: Zillion
PRICE: N/A

Zillionhttp://bit.ly/MTDzZd & http://bit.ly/LZniQK

Kimono laces are just the touch a stylist needs for killer kicks. They can add elegance to a modern sneaker, or flair to an already hot design. These subtle silk designs come in a smart wooden box, making them feel sophisticated and chic.

NEW KNOT:

Twistiehttp://bit.ly/NcLs7W

BRAND: Numero
PRICE: N/A

Numerohttp://bit.ly/MTEtF0

Designed by a French artist who understands marketing, this package won many awards. The shoe laces themselves are slightly less noteworthy, but are great for intricate knotting.

NEW KNOT:

Hashhttp://bit.ly/PDAf4W

BRAND: >Private Label
PRICE: $8.99

Private Labelhttp://bit.ly/NfJl5z

While this price is almost twice that of the posh designer brands, it could be worth it. If you enjoy busy patterns, playing piano, or laces that look amazing in knots, then these are perfect for your sneakers.

NEW KNOT:

Zipperhttp://bit.ly/NX7H0b

BRAND: Ends
PRICE: $399-5,000

Endshttp://bit.ly/McJti3

For the super-rich, these laces add bling to an unexpected place. Ends are literally the ends for your laces, costing $399-$5,000. Many celebrities have already added these accessories to their shoes, including: Greg Lucci, Jessica Cohen, and the late Whitney Houston.

NEW KNOT:

Latticehttp://bit.ly/NcLKLY

BRAND: Kickbars
PRICE: $7,500

Kickbarshttp://bit.ly/NgOXM8

Encrusted with more diamonds than your engagement ring, these shoe laces have 54 round diamonds equaling two carats. They also come in a lower-priced emerald option. These shoe laces are perfect for performers who want to glitter from the stage, or for a diva who needs her sneakers to feel fancy.

NEW KNOT:

Checkerboardhttp://bit.ly/OT3RtK

CONCLUSION:

Every time you wear sneakers you have the opportunity to kick your style up a notch, and dress them up with the right shoe laces to make them pop; to add even more emphasis to your designer laces, try tying them up in a new knot. With the help of designer laces and a cool way to tie them, you could make any old kicks feel like the most expensive sneakers in the world.

 

SOURCES:

  1. http://3rdpoweroutlet.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/top-10-ways-to-tie-your-laces/
  2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097035/How-tying-shoe laces-wrong-way-years-One-man-shows-correct-method.html
  3. http://www.biglaces.com/
  4. http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingphotos.php
  5. http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/designer-shoe-laces.html
  6. http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/newsflash/Zillion-Laces/
  7. http://stylefrizz.com/200801/ends-diamonds-encrusted-in-gold-for-luxury-update-on-shoe laces/

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