FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
What length of lace should I buy?
The best way to choose a size is to measure the laces you’re replacing. Remove laces from your shoes and use a tape measure to get an accurate measurement.
If you don’t have the lace, don’t have a tape measure handy or don’t want to unlace your shoes use the following chart:
If you are replacing you shoelaces, we generally use 45″ laces for low-tops, 54″ for mid-height shoes and 63″ for high-tops. We always suggest measuring against the laces you are replacing as there are sooo many different styles and widths. One general chart cannot accurately definitively give you the correct length all the time. Other considerations relate to the type of lacing you use and the style of knot you use to fully appreciate the length you require.
I tear an average shoelace every day skateboarding, will these withstand a beating from griptape?
Yes they will. They will withstand griptape and abrasion against concrete better than any lace on the market. Ironlace is more than 20x more abrasion resistant than Kevlar and more than 100x more abrasion resistant than the stock shoelaces that came with your skate shoes.
Would these laces be good for wildland fire fighting?
These are the best laces for wildland firefighting! They will withstand more than 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Other laces on the market get their fire resistance by adding a piece of steel in the center of the lace – if it really gets hot their laces may not break but they will retain heat and will be too hot to handle while the outer sheath will burn away.
Where are they made?
They are made in the USA.
What currency does this website use?
All prices on Ironlace.com are $USD.
Is it really a life time warranty?
Yes! We guarantee our Ironlace Boot Lace and Ironlace Sport Laces for life and we guarantee Ironlace Paracord 550 laces for the life of your footwear. If you experience a fully broken Ironlace please email:
Send along a picture of the laces, a copy of the receipt, your name, complete mailing address, type of lace, color and size so we can complete your request as soon as possible. We will qualify the break and send you a new pair.
What if my aglet (lace tip) has come off and I can no longer put the lace end through the eyelet?
If your aglet is missing, generally the lace end will make a fuzzy larger ball shape that is about 1/8th of an inch. Cut off the 1/8th of an inch with something very sharp like a box cutter, be very careful and only if you feel confident to do so. Then a couple of drops of super glue (don’t need much), it will wick up the lace for about ½” on the end of the lace and will harden the tip. This works very well as an aglet.