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With Kobe Bryant's recent passing, Nike removed all "Kobe" items from its online store. In lieu of any of these items, you will see only a digital gift card with the Laker's logo. Other sneaker shops are following suit to show respect and a refusal to profit from this heartwrenching event.
On February 7th, there was a planned release for a new colorway of the Kobe 5 Protro. This shoe was designed to celebrate his final NBA championship in 2010; complete with colors that represented the home (white) and away (black) versions of his sneakers, and of course, trophy gold. As of now, Nike is still making final decisions on whether or not the release date will stay as planned. According to ESPN.com, "the company [Nike] is reevaluating its ongoing strategy for releasing Bryant's signature shoe series".
The best way to determine your shoe laces size is to measure the length of the shoelaces you are replacing and most closely match it with our size options. **This will give you the most accurate fit**
If you are unable to measure the old shoe laces you want to replace, refer to the shoe lace size chart below. Keep in mind, these are suggestions and can be slightly affected by your lacing preferences, if you have a quite large or very small shoe size, and the distance between eyelets.
The correct Lace Kings shoe lace length is generally determined by how many pairs of eyelets (or holes) your shoes have.
*SHORTER: If your shoe eyelets are positioned very close together across the tongue, you may want to choose your length from the shorter side of the above chart. The smaller option can also be a good choice for petite women's sneakers or children's sizes. Also, if you prefer to leave your shoes untied, the shorter size may be preferable.
*LONGER: Choose the longer option for most men's shoe sizes or if you prefer to have enough length at the end to double knot.
*Note: Choose your size according to how many eyelets you plan on using on your shoe to get the best fit if you do not plan on lacing them all the way up to the top pair of eyelets.
Contact us if you have any questions about which size would be best for you.