It’s hard to define where lace-up shoes have been first created and what the original style was due to the enormous amount of different lace-up styles today. The style of lace-up have been seen in museums dating back to medieval times which clearly show the lacing passing through a series of holes down the front or side of the shoe. The different styles of lace ups today are men’s formal shoes like a brogue or oxford, closed up using laces as part of their design. The styles of lace-ups are endless however they all have the lace in common tieding them up. Many are the designers especially for Man that use this type of shoe every season.

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Written by Paige Carter

Paige Carter, studying footwear and accessories at Northampton University. She has passion and eye for footwear and loves handbags and enjoys fashion writing and blogging. Ambitions to be a shoes and accessories designer. Paige is part of Catwalk yourself writing the shoes dictionary section.

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