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Where to buy shoe laces

post #1 of 23
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For some reason I can't seem to find a good source for shoe laces. J&M and our local men's store has a limited selection of black and dark brown dress laces, but I have a pair of Santoni's that look great with a ligth brown lace and I simply can't find any. If any of my flat laces break I may need to buy new shoes.

Are there any reliable online options?
post #2 of 23
Is Rochester that backwater that a shoe repair/shine place won't have a decent pair of laces for you?
post #3 of 23
Ed-

Manhattan is that much of a backwater too. I'm trying to replace similar laces to the OP's - a beige cotton braid, ideally waxed. No luck online, no luck at Jim's, no luck at Drago's in Penn Station. The replacements I've found are nylon, which just doesn't feel right. So if you've got information, spill it.
post #4 of 23
Here's a source with a huge selection--round or flat, almost any color. Click on "laces"--> select lace type (round or flat)--> select color --> choose length and width (or diameter). The round ones come in matte or waxed finish, and, as far as I can tell, the laces are made of cotton and mixed fiber (although they also have some leather ones). Incidentally, this supplier carries a large selection of Woly shoe care products (with a lot designed for suede), which I've used and found to be excellent.

http://shoestringuk.co.uk/Public/pub...292357b2ce8b85
post #5 of 23
Roger, thanks for that link!

Damn shame we'd have to import shoelaces from the UK. Are there really no stateside retailers?
post #6 of 23
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Is Rochester that backwater that a shoe repair/shine place won't have a decent pair of laces for you?

Apparently. We have some nice stores, but none interested in carrying laces.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by letmebefell View Post
Ed-

Manhattan is that much of a backwater too. I'm trying to replace similar laces to the OP's - a beige cotton braid, ideally waxed. No luck online, no luck at Jim's, no luck at Drago's in Penn Station. The replacements I've found are nylon, which just doesn't feel right. So if you've got information, spill it.

I won't claim to know where you can get cotton laces but the shoe repair store I go to has a bunch of laces in flat and round waxed in the various shades of brown.
post #8 of 23
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I won't claim to know where you can get cotton laces but the shoe repair store I go to has a bunch of laces in flat and round waxed in the various shades of brown.

Well, don't hold back.
post #9 of 23
Spill it Ed!

I'm about to finanlize my order & have been searching for flat 4mm laces forever to no avail.
post #10 of 23
Well now the pressure is on. Let me take some pics of the junk that I have purchased from them and you guys can tell me if that is what you are looking for.
post #11 of 23
(waving hands), hurry now!
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
Well now the pressure is on. Let me take some pics of the junk that I have purchased from them and you guys can tell me if that is what you are looking for.


Great, now we're all sitting around the computer at night waiting for pictures of Ed's junk.
post #13 of 23
I'm just hoping for a name. Or his next avatar. Whichever.
post #14 of 23
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Well now the pressure is on. Let me take some pics of the junk that I have purchased from them and you guys can tell me if that is what you are looking for.

ed, where did you get the laces from?
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