November 22, 2016

adidas nmd r1 clear blue

Shoe Laces / Lace Swap Recommendations

The Circa Knit NMD R1s have always been my top two NMDs. I don't even care about the Mastermind, or Tokyo or the OGs. The Clear Blue and Lush Red R1s are, in my opinion, the best looking NMDs of all the million (exaggerating) colorways currently.

I have a problem with the stock laces on these though. Not only are they stiff, and so make a very ugly knot, they are way too long at almost 100cm. For a pair of kicks with very narrow eyelet spacing, the shoe laces length for NMDs should be below 90cm at least, or 80cm if you want the perfect lace length for a knot.

Thus, I did a lace swap for my personal pair with the 3M Reflective Rope Laces in black. Check out the picture below.

adidas nmd r 1 clear blue with 3m reflective rope laces

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Size Guide


For accuracy, please measure your own set of laces. We will not be responsible for any errors in length.


Recommended Length

NMD R1 (3 Eyelets)

80CM – 90CM (80CM for less excess lace)

NMD R2 (Primeknit)


Ultra Boost

90CM – 100CM (80CM for no-tie look) (90CM is for 1 single knot)

Ultra Boost Uncaged

80CM – 90CM (80CM for less excess lace)

Human Race



4 Eyelets – 90CM

5 Eyelets – 90CM (Very small bow)

110-120CM (Stock lace length)

NIKE Roshe

90CM – 100CM

Offwhite Presto


NIKE Vapormax



5 Pairs of Eyelets - 90CM

Yeezy Boost 350


Stan Smith



Era – 100CM
Old Skool – 120CM

SK8 HI – 140CM