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My shoelace knots don't hold well? Which knots or laces hold best?

The durability of knots or better loops on our own shoes is essentially dependent on the type of knot and the material of the lace.

The movement of the shoe while walking itself and the resulting "fluttering" of the loop ends with each step can gradually loosen the knot.

The higher the synthetic content, the lower the frictional force under the fibres and the lace can loosen more often. Ergo, cotton laces hold the loop better, but they don't have to be decisive for the right knot.

And now the most important thing: the "right" way of tying the bow, as probably few people know, plays a role. The so-called starting knot simply has to be right. Then every loop will hold. Watch our video on how to do it right! Have a look at our video reference here.


Polyester or cotton - which is the right material for a lace?

Each type of fabric has its own advantages and disadvantages. This is also true for polyester and cotton. The slight advantage lies purely in the care and use of polyester laces. The polyester shoelace is a very quick-drying shoelace, as moisture is not stored in contrast to cotton. Dirt also does not stick to it as much as with a cotton lace. On the other hand, a cotton lace can look more elegant than a polyester lace. However, if you appreciate the visual advantages of a cotton lace, you will get a visually adequate product with one of our cord laces. If you want the shoelace to have a stylish touch, especially for leather shoes / business shoes, we also have waxed shoelaces in our range.


Why do my shoelaces break?

Our high-quality laces are very tear-resistant, but if you have a sharp-edged eyelet or hook, as is often the case with cheap shoes, the lace will simply chafe over time and become thinner and thinner at this point. And then, one morning, when you have to be in a hurry, the shoelace is torn.


Why waxed laces?

With the advent of modern fibres, unlike a hundred years ago, there is no longer any real technical reason to prefer a waxed lace to one made of a polyester fibre.

But practicality doesn't always matter, as we all know from fashion. Waxed cotton laces are classic & timeless. They are classy and have an exceptional look. And, and give the wearer a great sense of style and fashion. Compared to the non-waxed cotton lace, whose surface comes across as matt, waxed ones are slightly shiny. The wax protects them better from moisture, making them more durable and increasing the durability of the colour.


What length do I need?

Basically, the length of the laces depends on the distance between the eyelets and the number of eyelets. But of course the type of lacing you prefer also plays a role. More elaborate lacing often requires somewhat longer laces. Our length recommendation can therefore only be a guideline, as these can vary.

We recommend that you measure your existing laces and then order a smart new one from Frieda Jung. That way you are on the safe side.

Length recommendations:

20 eyelets

approx. 200 bis 240 cm / 78" to 94"

18 eyelets

approx. 180 cm / 71"

16 eyelets

approx. 150 cm / 59"

14 eyelets

approx. 130 cm / 51"

12 eyelets

approx. 120 cm / 47"

10 eyelets

approx. 90 cm / 35"

8 eyelets

approx. 75 cm / 30"

6 eyelets

approx. 65 cm / 26"

4 Ösen

ca. 45 cm

Übrigens: Euch interessieren neue Schnürvarianten oder das Know-how für den richtigen Knoten? Dann schaut gern bei unseren informativen Videos rein.


The agony of choice: Which lace fits my shoe?

Basically, there's no such thing as can't! Or, in other words, let your creativity run free. Let the trends inspire you and be a trendsetter yourself. Vary and try and you'll be up to date. If it's for work or elegance, then a classic lace in a plain colour is more in demand than a very eye-catching one. But again, if you have an unusual job and you're a unique person, you can go for something crazy. If you are out and about at concerts or on the street and prefer an individual style, then step away from the style and into the world of colourful and unique laces from Frieda Jung. Of course, it's always a good idea to take a closer look at the material of your shoe to then combine the right lace. On each product page you will find tips on which shoe the lace would be suitable for. Or better still, simply use our filter function.