July 16, 2019 2 min read 1 Comment

Belaced Flat Wax Shoelace Lace Nike Air Jordan One

A classic question we often receive from our customers, and a fair one at that! What is so special about waxed shoelaces? Actually before we get into that, what are waxed laces exactly? Are they made from candle wax, or perhaps even beeswax?

Don't worry, we're here to provide you with an explanation of what these shoelaces are about, and also what the advantages of this type of lace are. Heck, we might even provide you with some recommendations as to what type of shoes are best suited to waxed shoelaces!

Wax on, wax off..

To put it simply, these waxed shoelaces are laces which are coated with a layer of wax (I know, duh!..) as part of the manufacturing process. The wax used for this coating is often either paraffin wax or beeswax.

Why would I want wax on my shoelaces?

Due to the method in which maxed shoelaces are produced, they actually have a number of advantages over their non waxed counterparts. In a nutshell, these advantages include the following:


Waxed laces are generally stronger, meaning that they are less likely to fray or even become undone on your shoes over time. In addition to this, waxed shoelaces generally do not stretch meaning they they will retain their shape over time.


Due to the wax coating, waxed shoelaces are easier to grip and and manoeuvre in and around the eyelets on your shoes. This also makes them easier to lace up when you're putting your shoes on.


A side benefit of waxed laces are that they are waterproof! Something to consider depending on the type of shoe you have which requires a new pair of laces.
Belaced Blue Flat Waxed Shoelaces Australia

Which pair of waxed shoelaces are best?

The answer to this question really depends on personal preference, our waxed laces are available in a variety of colours to suit all sorts of shoe designs - so it really comes down to which colour combination you think will work best!

If you ever need a second opinion, our even are looking for some recommendations or details about our flat waxed shoelaces, feel free to contact our friendly team at sales@belaced.com.au.

1 Response

Claire Brown
Claire Brown

October 17, 2022

I need to replace the laces in my white Ecco
classic shoes. I need to be able to wash them.
The original laces are round with metal tips I would like 3 similar pairs.

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