I wonder if it would look better with black laces? Not sure, but my other Astros have black laces so I can give it a shot. I am still looking at getting the Vandals with the inverted black / white from Yoox as well. These are dominantly white with black soles, the vandals are dominantly black with white soles. It'll depends on conclusions I come to on sizing. I'm assuming the vandals fit more or less identical to the astros. These are 44, yoox only has the vandals in 45.