^Oh damn. How hard did you pull? Did it just break w/out much effort? IMO, I don't think you're supposed to actually pull on those. I mean, it's not like you can actually tighten the shoe. I would trying mending the lace somehow....maybe just a couple of stitches. If you can source a matching lace, maybe a shoe repair place can relace them. Depending where you are, sending them to Carmina might be really costly.