Everyone who collects sneakers or just has a desire to always have the latest kicks knows about multiple trends that are evident among the sneaker culture. Whether they are the hotness or the wackness is up for debate, but the reality is that they are apparent among many people today whether it be the casuals, the shoe collectors, the heat rockers, the celebrities, the kids, the adults, just about anyone you can think of.
Now, without any further ado, does the following confession apply to you?
New kicks have been acquired, you cannot wait to rock them, break some necks, show them off, uhh, whatever else the cool kids say too. Now comes the problem, you do not like tying shoes. I know what you’re thinking, “I got these two laces in my hands, what the heck am I supposed to do with them?” I was in the same boat also and I started to go the loose lace route. You know what I’m talking about, the whole not tying your shoes all the way, pulling the laces out, the shoe strings stick out the side of the shoes, turns your kicks from shoes to virtually slip-ons.
But the question does arise, why do people do this? For me, I do it for certain kicks, why? Mainly because I do not like tying all my shoes since I’m lazy. SBs are the main culprit for me where I take the loose lace route mainly because I just think they look better. Jordan’s however I tie each one since I just believe it looks better. So there’s my reason on why I do this. I’ve noticed a trend has picked up (at least where I live) of people rocking loose laces on EVERY SHOE IMAGINABLE. Even to the point where the laces are so loose that they hang off of the sides and can be stepped on. It seems to be a fad that has picked up and is spreading like a wild fire like “foamposite” shoes and eggplant colorways.
Do you rock loose laces and if so why? Are there certain shoes you rock with loose laces?