How long are my shoe laces?
Replies: 26 - Last Post: Nov 18, 2004 1:16 PM Last Post By: ToadofToadHall
Nov 14, 2004 12:49 PM
How long are my shoe laces?So I want to buy a spare set of laces for my hiking boots and day hikers. But I have no idea how long the laces are. Short of removing one of the laces currently in the boot and measuring it with my tape measure, is there a way to determine how long the replacement laces I need to buy should be? Is there some sort of formula that says "if there are 6 eyelets than you need a 58" lace?"
Thanks for all your help.
There is no such thing as a stupid question, there are just stupid people asking them.
Nov 14, 2004 7:24 PM
Nov 14, 2004 11:22 PM
2An estimate can be good enough.
1. Focus on one shoe lace and count the number of criss-crosses
2. For easier estimation, adjust your shoe so the length of the lace between one eyelet and the next is exactly one inch
3. Multiply 1 and 2
4. Finally, measure the distance from the last eyelet to the lace tip.
Adding 3 and 4 should give you a pretty good estimation.
Nov 14, 2004 11:31 PM
Nov 15, 2004 1:57 AM
Nov 15, 2004 4:24 AM
5Amazing, isn't it!!!!! I'd never even considered a career in the lucrative shoelace measuring industry.
I feel your pain #1.....I'd rather spend a week designing a five-coloured spreadsheet than have to remove and measure my laces.
Why don't you email the manufacturers, or phone a shop and ask. Or remove and measure them in the shoelace shop, then you can put the new ones straight on your boots. Is there a chain of reputable shoelace stores in your area?
Nov 15, 2004 8:20 AM
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Nov 15, 2004 10:34 PM
Nov 15, 2004 11:25 PM
91) Find someone with similar shoes
2) Convince them of the amazing new method of shoelace tying found at http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/shoelacelengths.htm
3) When they remove their laces to try it out, surreptitiously measure them.
Nov 16, 2004 5:02 AM
10Now for the truly lazy.......you know who you are, the ones who don't even bother tying their laces but rather just slip in and out of their shoes (my prefered method). I fixed the links to save you that arduous task of copy and paste.
How Long Are My Shoelaces ?
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