Shoelace Size Chart to Choose the Perfect One For Your Boots

Measure your shoelace size and find yours in the chart below

Shoelace size based on shoe size

The length of your shoelaces will depend on the type of shoes you wear and the type of lacing system. Therefore, a shoe size can be different from a shoelace length. The rule of thumb is that if you wear a size 10 shoe, you should have shoelaces that are at least 54 inches (135 cm) long. However, it is better to look at the number of eyelets and use the formula below.

How to tell what size shoelaces you need?

The best way to know which shoelace size you need is to use this length formula: Horizontal space between eyelets (in cm or inch) × Total Eyelets + 22 inch (or 55 cm). Because especially the space between the eyelets differs quite a bit per model and shoe type.

Let’s look at some examples.

sneaker shoelace length in cm and inches

Sneaker shoelace length

This sneaker has a horizontal space between the eyelets of 6 cm (2.36 inch). Furthermore, it has 8 eyelets in total.

The calculation is then as follows: 6 x 8 + 55 cm = 103 cm (40.5 inch)

When I measure the shoelace it is exactly this size.

shoe size how to measure shoelace length

Normal desert shoelace length

This ‘normal desert shoe’ has a horizontal space between the eyelets of 4.5 cm (1.77 inch). Furthermore, it has 6 eyelets in total.

The calculation is then as follows: 4.5 x 6 + 55 cm = 82 cm (32.3 inch)

In this case the shoelace size is 80 cm. So actually slightly smaller. So make sure that you take the average size when you wear the shoe.

boot 7 eyelets shoelace size

Boot shoelace length size

Last but not least, a boot with (7 pairs) 14 eyelets in total. The horizontal space between the eyelets is 6 cm (2.36 inch). However, the width is greater at the top. There it is 8 cm width.

The calculation is as follows: 6 x 14 + 55 cm = 139 cm (55 inch) or 8 x 14 + 55 = 167 cm (66 inch)

Nevertheless, when I measure the shoelace length, the size is 175 cm (69 inch). This has to do with the type of shoe. Hereby, it is also best to measure the bracket height. Then add this to the horizontal width.

Explanation of eyelets pairs

In the table below you can see the shoelace length compared to the amount of eyelet pairs. This is convenient so, you only have to count the number. A pair of eyelets is a group of two eyelets or brackets. So in the example below the shoe has 12 eyelets and thus 6 pair of eyelets.

shoelace eyelets pair explanation

Shoelace size chart in inches

Pair of eyeletsShort shoelace length in inchLong shoelace length in inch
224 inch32 inch
332 inch36 inch
436 inch39 inch
539 inch47 inch
647 inch55 inch
755 inch63 inch
863 inch71 inch
971 inch84 inch
1084 inch96 inch
1196 inch108 inch
12108 inch

Shoelace length guide in cm

Pair of eyeletsShort shoelace length in cmLong shoelace length in cm
261 cm81 cm
381 cm91 cm
491 cm100 cm
5100 cm120 cm
6120 cm140 cm
7140 cm160 cm
8160 cm180 cm
9180 cm210 cm
10210 cm240 cm
11240 cm270 cm
12270 cm

Lengths of Shoelaces and What They Mean For Your Shoes

Shoelaces are an important part of any shoe. They provide the necessary support to keep your feet comfortable and help you move around freely. The shorter the laces, the more pressure they put on the shoe which can lead to discomfort. If you have narrow feet, then you should go with a shorter lace so that it doesn’t put too much pressure on your toes. If you have wide feet, then longer laces will be more comfortable for you as it will give them some leeway to expand when you walk or run around.

How long should laces be?

Make sure you have at least 20 cm (7.8 inches) extra to tie the laces. Therefore, the most common length is frome from 90 to 100 centimeters (35 to 40 inch). This is a standard length that has been commonly used since the mid-20th century. Furthermore, 120 to 130 centimeters (47 to 50 inch) is standard for a larger shoe with 6 eyelets.

shoelace size length chart cm inches how to measure

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