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Summer '16 Sneakers

June 25, 2016

Monday marked the first week of Summer ‘16. It’s no secret that a pair of crisp white sneakers are a summer wardrobe staple. You don’t have to just wear white sneakers though, off-whites, cool greys, and other light colors work just as well.


Even though June 20 was the start of summer, it’s been warm for a few weeks. When it’s warm, you need the appropriate footwear and shoelaces to keep you on your Drake. So here’s a roundup of some of the dopest sneakers to keep hold you over until it’s boot season again.

It’s no doubt that the Yeezy Boost 350 is going to be the hottest sneaker regardless of which season and which colorway it comes out in. So in lieu of the Yeezy, the adidas NMD is the ‘other’ hottest sneaker this summer.


For all the sneakerheads and sneaker customizers out there, the NMD is the hot one this summer. Luckily for all the NMD fans out there, we’ve cooked up some fresh new shoelace that fits the NMD. We’ve had premium rope laces for a minute now, but we made the 30in laces specifically for the NMD. So now if you aren’t feeling the flat laces that come standard, Lace Lab has what you need.

It seems like adidas got the message because they’re dropping a few new colorways and reissuing a couple classic colorways of the “City Sock” model. Summer is all about white sneakers, some keep an eye out for the White OG spot.


Maybe you haven’t gotten your hands on a pair of NMD’s yet though. They're a hot item, not much as the Yeezy Boosts because Boosts are released less frequently and in smaller commodities. Nonetheless, getting a pair of these are hard so you might want to explore other options.

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If the NMD is the next best thing when you can’t cop a pair of Boosts, the adidas ZX Flux ADV X is a newer alternative to the NMD. This new runner has a similar sock-like unibody to both the NMD and similar rope laces to the Yeezy Boost. Since it’s summer, the light colorway is perfect comes right on time.


Another adidas model that follows a similar silhouette is the Tubular Nova. They teamed up with Italian retailer Slam Jam Socialism for these summer ready off-whites.


Regardless of what type of sneakers you choose to buy, always keep a pair of extra laces on deck. Lace Lab will always have you covered for NMD laces, through Summer 16 and beyond.

Sizing Chart

Lace Lab Sizing Chart*

Number of Eyelets Lace Length
3 Eyelets 30 Inches
4 Eyelets 36 Inches
5-6 Eyelets 45 Inches
6-7 Eyelets 54 Inches
7-8 Eyelets 63 Inches

 *Sizing varies from shoe to shoe. Please use this chart as a rough estimate. For best results, please measure the length of your original laces. If you are between two sizes using our chart, we recommend choosing the shorter length for most applications.