Vans Shoelace Length Chart & Size Guide

Vans is another shoe brand similar to Converse where they are widely popular across the globe and the shoe models offered are some of the most timeless silhouettes of all time. Vans is widely known as a skateboarding shoe, but even if you're a non-skater, you can still wear Vans as an every day street shoe.

Vans has 4 very popular models that include the Vans Era, Vans Authentic, Vans Old Skool, and Vans Sk8-Hi. Depending on the model of Vans shoes that you're rocking, they will very in shoelace length. To help you lace swap or to replace your laces, we created a detailed lace length size chart and guide so that you can pick the right shoelace type and size.

Number of Eyelets on Vans Recommended Length in Inches Recommended Length in Centimetres Vans Shoe Model
4 36" 91cm
  • Vans Era (Standard shoe sizes)
  • Vans Authentic (Standard shoe sizes)
5 36" 91cm
  • Vans Era (10+ shoe sizes)
  • Vans Authentic (10+ shoe sizes)
6 45" 114cm
  • N/A
7 45" 114cm
  • Vans Old Skool
8 54" 137cm
  • Vans Old Skool (10+ shoe sizes)
  • Vans Sk8-Hi (10+ shoe sizes)
9+ 63" 160cm
  • N/A

What type of shoelaces do Vans use?

Vans shoes use flat shoelaces and typically in white laces. However, Vans are often lace swapped with colored shoelaces and depending on the model of the Vans, you can change them to any color or patterned shoelace that you like and they'll look great!

How long are Vans shoelaces?

Using the chart above you should be able to find the perfect lace length for your Vans sneakers. Typically large shoe sizes (size 10 and up) should go up in lace length since there will be 1 more pair of eyelets on your shoes. It is safer to go up in lace length rather than have a shorter shoelace.

Vans Era Lace Length

So the recommended lace length for the Era model is 36"/91cm for standard shoe sizing. For larger feet and shoe sizes, we would recommend sizing up to 45"/114cm laces. 

Vans Authentic Lace Length

The recommended lace length for the Authentic model is the same as the Vans Era model at 36"/91cm for standard shoe sizes. For large shoe sizes ranging from size 10 and up, we would recommend the 45"/114cm laces.

Vans Old Skool Lace Length

The best shoelace length for the Vans Old Skool will be 45"/114cm for standard shoe sizes with 7 eyelets. For larger shoe sizes that may have 8 eyelet pairs, we would recommend going with the 54"/137cm laces to be safe.

Vans Sk8-Hi Lace Length

The Vans Sk8-Hi model is a high top shoe which typically has 8 eyelets across majority of shoe sizes. We recommend you buy 63"/160cm length shoelaces.