Shoelaces for Chucks


Want a new look for your Converse All Star Chuck Taylor shoes?

Are your laces worn out or too long?
Are you looking for team or or neon colors?

Do you want to lace up your chucks in unconventional ways?

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The ChucksConnection has a huge selection of shoelaces for you.

Buy wide, extra wide and retro shoelaces

At The ChucksConnection, you can purchase classic athletic, neon, retro, wide, extra wide, narrow, print, weave, and reversible shoelaces for your chucks in a wide variety of colors and lengths.

Buy print, weave, narrow and reversible shoelaces. Buy classic shoelaces in basic, standard, and neon colors.

Buy print, weave, narrow and reversible shoelaces.

Buy classic shoelaces in basic, standard, and neon colors.


About Shoelaces for Chucks


Before chucks were manufactured in a variety of colors besides black or white, chucks wearers would often substitute different colored shoe laces to customize their chucks. The laces could reflect team colors or just the desire to have a different look.


The style of the shoelaces shipped with chucks has also changed over the years. Up through the eighties, the shoelaces shipped with chucks were made with an all cotton flat tube design. This allowed chucks wearers some options in the comfort and look of their shoes, as the laces could be stretched for a narrower lace look with plenty of length to tie the knot, or left at standard width for a looser fit. The laces were 54 inches long for the standard eight eyelet high top and 52 inches long for the standard seven eyelet low cut. The laces were at least 3/8 inches wide, and many were up to 7/16 inches wide.

 

In the early nineties, the Converse company started shipping chucks with a narrower (5/16") flat single layer shoelace, and in an apparent cost cutting decision, made all the laces 52 inches, an acceptable length for seven eyelet low cuts, but two inches shorter than the standard length for eight eyelet high tops. The new style laces made it more difficult for many high top wearers to lace up through the eighth eyelet, because you had barely enough lace to tie the knot. This was because the new flat laces did not have the same stretchability as the tubular laces, and the length of the single layer laces was an inch shorter on each side. If you have ever laced up a vintage pair of chucks, you should be aware of the difference between the original, stretchable laces and the flat single braid laces provided by Converse. Since the company has been producing their shoes in Asia, they have returned to shipping laces that are at least 54" or more (up to 60") with new pairs of eight eyelet high tops, but still with the single braid lace.


Lace Up In Style

Classic lacing on a Converse All Star Chuck Taylor black high top.

Classic lacing on a Converse All Star Chuck Taylor black high top.


Luckily, The ChucksConnection has been able to locate shoelaces that match the classic tubular style of the original with the same stretchability and length that chucks wearers enjoyed before the nineties. The main different these days is that shoelaces are now mostly made with polyester or polyester blends instead of cotton. The classic shoelace is our most popular model and looks great on all pairs of chucks or other athletic shoes. We have been able to locate tubular flat athletic laces in a wide variety of colors. For bargain hunters, we also carry the flat ribbed single layer style, although only in a few colors. You should be able to find a lace length that works for you. For example, a 54" shoelace for your high tops allows you to lace through all eight eyelet pairs and make a normal sized knot, without excess lace when you are done. But if you prefer extra long laces for your high tops, you should order 63" laces.


Flat athletic shoelaces for chucks are available in four different lengths:

white shoelaces on a black chuck

45 Inch Flat Athletic Shoelaces for chucks with seven eyelet pairs (low cuts, smaller sized high tops, or roll down high tops that will be permanently folded over)

white shoelaces on a red chuck

54 Inch Flat Athletic Shoelaces for chucks with eight eyelet pairs (standard sized high tops or large size low cuts)

yellow shoelaces on a black chuck

63 Inch Flat Athletic Chucks Shoelaces for chucks with nine eyelet pairs (largest sized high tops or for extra lace length on standard sized high tops)

orange shoelaces on a black chuck

72 Inch Flat Athletic Chucks Shoelaces for knee high chucks with 12 eyelet pairs used in different configurations.


Flat Athletic Shoelaces are available in these colors: black, brown, burgundy, metal grey, light grey, Kelly green, hunter green, gold, natural (vanilla), navy blue, neon lime, neon orange, neon pink, neon yellow, orange, pink, purple, rainbow, royal blue, red, rust, sky blue, tan, teal, white and yellow. All of these colors are available in 45", 54" and 63" lengths. 72" Classic Shoelaces are available red, white, black, navy blue, gold, royal blue, brown, cardinal red, neon lime, neon yellow, neon orange, and neon pink. Cardinal red, lilac, neon aqua, neon purple, and old gold are discontinued colors only available in a couple of lengths. Check the Shoelace Guide for full details of what colors, lengths and widths of shoelaces are currently available. Why not order a few pairs to to provide your chucks with that classic look and ease of lacing again, or to give your chucks a new look with different colored laces? View our Shoelaces on Pairs of Chucks photo galleries to see how classic shoelaces look on different models of chucks.



The Case For Classic Laces

red high top chucks with shoelaces that are too long

Laces too long? Get the right size at The ChucksConnection!


We often see photos that people take of themselves wearing their chucks. Many times they don't know what to do with their laces. This is because the Converse Company continues to put one length fits all laces in most of their Chuck Taylor shoe products. In the 1990s they used to be too short for the typical high top and a little long for the low cut. Now the high top model get laces that are approximatley 60 inches or so in length. So a lot of people don't know what to do with the extra lengths of laces on each shoe.


We have a much better solution. Get yourself some classic laces in the right length for you shoe model. Generally this means a 45 inch lace for models with seven pairs of eyelets, a 54 inch lace for models with eight pair of eyelets, and 63 inch laces for models with nice pairs of eyelets. And of course you can get your laces in many different styles and colors. But whatever you do, stay laced!


The ChucksConnection also carries other styles of laces, to meet your fashion or lifestyle needs:

Reversible Laces in Two Colors

Reversible Laces in Two Colors. Lace up your chucks in two colors, or in one color with a border in a second color. These options are available to you now with new reversible laces. These flat sports laces come in six color combinations: Red/White, Black/White, Red/Black, Pink/White, Grey/White, and Carolina Blue/White. Reversible laces are available in 45 inch (for seven eyelet chucks) and 54 inch (for eight eyelet chucks) lengths. View a photo gallery of reversible laces.

Narrow Round Laces

Narrow Round Laces. If you want to lace up your chucks with thinner looking laces, narrow round laces are for you. Their solid design gives them great strength, even though they are smaller in width than standard shoelaces. Many new models of athletic shoes now come with this style of shoelace. Narrow round laces are 54 inches in length and available in eleven different colors: white, black, navy blue, red, royal blue, tan, brown, neon lime, neon orange, yellow, and neon yellow. View a photo gallery of narrow round laces.

Fat (Wide) Laces

Fat (Wide) Laces. These laces are 9/16" to 5/8" wide and give you that fat shoelace look that is currently popular. Wide laces are available in white, black, maroon, navy blue, grey, charcoal grey, natural white (vanilla), neon lime, neon orange, neon pink, neon yellow, orange, royal blue, sky blue, yellow, red, brown, light gold, gold, Kelly green, hunter green, pink, purple, teal, tan, and red, white and blue and come in lengths of 45 inches (for seven eyelet chucks) and 54 inches (for eight eyelet chucks). View a photo gallery of wide laces 1, wide laces 2, wide laces 3, or wide neon laces.

Extra Fat (Extra Wide) Laces.

Extra Fat (Extra Wide) Laces. These laces are 7/8" wide and are the widest shoelacea available. Extra Fat (Wide) laces are available in white, black, neon lime, sky blue, yellow, red, brown, purple, and tan, and come in lengths of 45 inches (for seven eyelet chucks) and 54 inches (for eight eyelet chucks). View a photo gallery of extra fat laces for seven eyelet chucks or extra fat laces for eight eyelet chucks.

Red White, and Blue Laces

Red White, and Blue Laces. These laces feature a patriotic weave of the American flag colors. The laces are available in 45", 54", 63" lengths in standard laces, and 45" and 54" lengths in wide laces. View a photo gallery of Red, White and Blue Shoelaces.

Retro Shoelaces

Retro Shoelaces. Retro shoelaces give your chucks the look of the 1950s or 1960s again. Retro shoelaces are 1/2 inch wide and fit in between standard flat athletic laces and fat laces in width. View a photo gallery of retro shoelaces on low cut chucks.

Skate Laces for Knee High Chucks

Skate Laces for Knee High Chucks. These extra long laces are flat narrow athletic laces. Their width is 1/4 inch, and they come in 84" and 96" lengths. Skate laces are available in black, white, or tan. View a photo gallery of skate laces for knee high chucks.

Special Print Shoelaces for Chucks

Special Print Shoelaces for Chucks. These laces have prints in checkers, stars, skulls, camouflage or tribal band patterns. They are thin and either 9/16" or 3/4" wide. They can be worn like flat laces, or rolled up for a thinner look. Unlike mall stores or kiosks, you can get these in standard 45" and 54" lengths from The ChucksConnection. View a photo gallery of checkered laces, skull print laces, camouflage print laces, tribal band print laces, or star print laces.

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