Lace-up shoes or lace-ups are usually all shoes that have laces and therefore need to be laced. These are usually lace-up loafers made of leather or synthetic, for men and women.
Features of lace-up shoes
Loafer shoes are called loafers, which are closed with a laces, which is guided by eyelets on the shoe. These eyelets are always mounted in pairs opposite each other; Under the lacing is usually a separate piece of leather to protect the foot, which tongue is called. How many eyelets are attached to a shoe depends on the model and the fit.
Differences in eyelets and laces
A shoe is quite close with one or two pairs of eyelets, with a boot, there can be up to 60 eyelets, depending on how high the bootleg is. Most of the eyelets are kept in the color of the shoe. However, it also happens, especially in highly fashionable shoes, that the eyelets are held in a contrasting color.
Also, the laces, which is guided through the eyelets, usually has the same color as the shoes. However, it is also a question of personal taste and fashion, whether the designers opt for a contrasting shoelace.
Types of lacing
When lacing the shoe, there are different ways of binding; one differentiates:
The special advantage of the lace-up shoe lies in its unusually good fit. Because the shoe can be adjusted by the lacing particularly well to the proportions of the foot. This is especially appreciated by people with a relatively high instinct who otherwise can not pull a shoe over the instep. The fact that the shoe adapts particularly well to the foot, this also gets enough grip and the wearer of the shoe a particularly firm grip.