Sizing Examples

  • For most accurate sizing we recommend removing one stock lace, measuring it, then finding a Stretchlace length that matches. 
  • What if you are between sizes?  For example, you remove your shoelace and it's 37" and we only offer a 35" or 40".  There are 4 factors to consider:
  1. When your current shoelace is tied, how does it look?  Does the knot and bow feel short? Size up.  Does it skim the ground when you walk? Size down.
  2. What is the width and height of your foot? Is your foot wider, do you have a high instep?  Then you may want to size up.  Is your foot narrow?  Then you may want to size down. 
  3. How active will you be in the shoe? Most adults do well with a single knot, but most children find a double knot to be useful.  If you intend to use a double knot, size up.
  4. Does your current lace fit just right? We recommend sizing down.  
  • We also recommend leaving one shoe laced up with the original shoelace so that you can use it as pattern guide for your new Stretchlace.
  • If you're unable to remove your existing shoelace our "Eyelet Size Guide" can serve as a rough estimate. 

An eyelet is the hole found on on the shoe that's used to thread the lace.  Count the number of eyelets on your shoe.  Important:  Eyelets on shoes are counted in pairs, so only count the number of eyelets on one side of the shoe.

  • Please explore our example images below, we also include replacement lace sizing recommendations direct from the brands (where applicable).
  • Note your foot size.  Is it wider, more narrow, or have a high instep?  Take these factors into account and size accordingly.  If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing down.
  • Take note if we are using the "Heel Lock Eyelet".  A heel lock lacing technique can be used to prevent heel slippage.   

    Count Eyelet by Pairs Replacement Length in Inches Replacement Length in Centimeters
     2 - 3 Pairs of Eyelets 24 - 30 in 60 - 76 cm
    4 Pairs of Eyelets 36 in 90 cm
    5 Pairs of Eyelets 36 - 45 in 90 - 114 cm
    6 Pairs of Eyelets 45 - 55 in 114 - 139 cm
    7 Pairs of Eyelets 55 - 63 in 139 - 160 cm
    8 Pairs of Eyelets 63 - 72 in 160 - 182 cm
    9 Pairs of Eyelets 72 in 182 cm
    10 Pairs of Eyelets 72 in 182 cm

    Group
    Average Age Average Shoe Size
    Toddlers
    9 Months - 4 Years 3.5 - 10
    Little Kid
    4 - 7 Years 10.5 - 3
    Big Kid
    7 - 12 3.5 - 7
    Men
    12+ 6 - 16
    Women
    12+ 4 - 12
     

    New Balance 442 team FG Soccer Cleat

    Men's Size 8

    Original Shoelace 41" • 4mm (5/32 in)
    Stretchlace 45" • 4mm
    Number of Eyelets 6 + 1 Heel Lock (unused in image)
    Length According to Eyelet Guide 45" - 63"

    Cleats are tight fitting, wider feet/high instep users can size up to allow for more room and double knot to ensure extra security with activity

    New Balance Shoelace Size Guide

    Adidas Goletto VII FG J Soccer Cleat

    Big Kid Size 4

    Original Shoelace 40" • 6mm (1/4 in)
    Stretchlace 40" • 4mm
    Number of Eyelets 6
    Length According to Eyelet Guide 45" - 55"

    Cleats are tight fitting. Depending on kid's foot size, they could size up to allow for more room and a double knot to ensure extra security with activity

    Adidas Soccer Cleat

    Big Kid Size 4

    Original Shoelace 40"
    Stretchlace 40" • 4mm
    Number of Eyelets 5
    Length According to Eyelet Guide 36" - 45"

    Cleats are tight fitting, wider feet/high instep users can size up to allow for more room and double knot to ensure extra security with activity

    Converse Jack Purcell Canvas

    Men's Size 8, Women's Size 8.5

    Stretchlace 55" • 4mm
    Number of Eyelets 6
    Length According to Eyelet Guide 45" - 55"

    This is an example of why removing and measuring the original laces is so important. There is a wide variance in suggested length for a shoe with 6 eyelets (45" - 55"). This shoe size could have also used a 45" or 47" length but it depends on the users foot size (small or larger than average).

    Nike Shoelace Size Guide

    Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top

    Men's Size 9.5, Women's Size 11.5

    Stretchlace 55" • 4mm
    Number of Eyelets 8
    Length According to Eyelet Guide 63" - 72"

    This is an example of why removing and measuring the original laces is so important. There is a wide variance in suggested length for a shoe with 8 eyelets (63" - 72"). In this example, we used a shorter than suggested length of 55" and it works well. However, depending on the users Overall foot size a 63" or 72" may work just as well.

    Nike Shoelace Size Guide

    Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top

    Men's Size 11, Women's Size 13

    Original Shoelace 65" • 8mm
    Stretchlace 72" • 4mm
    Number of Eyelets 8
    Length According to Eyelet Guide 63" - 72"

    This is an example of why removing and measuring the original laces is so important. There is a wide variance in suggested length for a shoe with 8 eyelets. We selected the longer length and it works well for the user.

    Nike Shoelace Size Guide

    Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top

    Men's Size 10, Women's Size 12

    Original Shoelace 58" • 8mm
    Stretchlace 63" • 4mm
    Number of Eyelets 8
    Length According to Eyelet Guide 63" - 72"

    This is an example of why removing and measuring the original laces is so important. There is a wide variance in suggested length for a shoe with 8 eyelets. We selected the shorter length and it works well for the user.

    Nike Shoelace Size Guide

    Nike Kyrie Flytrap

    Little Kid Size 1

    Stretchlace 45" • 4mm
    Number of Eyelets 5
    Length According to Eyelet Guide 36" - 45"

    Nike Shoelace Size Guide