Up Your Shoe Game for Under $20

One simple move to have you stepping in style.

So you’ve managed to find the perfect pair of shoes/boots/sneakers. Then after about a week you notice that everyone has followed your lead and picked up a pair as well. You don’t want to be just like everyone else, but it would also be crazy to ditch the footwear you just spent your hard earned coin on. Luckily, there’s an easy way to inexpensively take your shoe game to the next level: laces.

Dress Shoes & Boots
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Most dress shoes and boots come with laces that directly match the leather, so your brown wingtips came with brown laces and your black cap toes came with black laces, which is kind of boring. 

If you’re looking to spice things up, go with something subtle. Loo for laces that compliment your shoe color without drawing the eye of every person in the room. There’s a time and a place for those yellow laces, but it’s probably not in the office.

Brown shoes will look great with navy, burgundy or even purple if you’re feeling wild. For black shoes look to burgundy or green for a nice pop of color. For those don’t have to worry about dress codes or disapproving bosses, feel free to include some orange, bright blue or red as well.

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Unlike dress shoes, sneakers come in a wider array of colors and offer much more opportunity for creativity. After all, if you’re wearing sneakers to work, chances are your boss isn’t going to take issue with those neon yellow laces, right?

If you want your sneaker game to shine, make sure that whatever laces you’re choosing compliment the sneaker’s existing colors. It is much easier to start with something simple, like a pair of Converse or Vans, and go from there. For example, a white pair of Vans work well with bright green or blue laces, depending on your tastes.

Check out all kinds of awesome lace options here.

Ultimately, the most important thing about finding yourself some new laces are whether they’ll work for your situation (work or casual), and whether you like how they look.


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