Chocolate brown 1960’s “Mitchellace” Oxford laces

Sometimes it’s the details that makes the outfit.  You can have the spiffiest vintage Oxfords on the block, but what if you break a lace?  New laces might actually, literally tie your shoes, but how do you tie up that ensemble in a vintage-authentic way?  What if you don’t like modern laces?  Well!  We may have just the thing for you.  These shoelaces are from the 1960’s and measure 27″ in length (please ask if you need Metric conversions), dark chocolate brown, goes with a variety of shoe colors.  Click here for more views and specifications.

Deadstock 1980’s E.T. shoelaces


In a flurry of merchandising, the movie “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” produced countless items to tie in with the film’s 1982 release.  These never-worn shoelaces proclaim, “E.T. Lives!”  This bunch of mint-condition laces contains 8 pairs of 27″ laces, perfect for your vintage or modern sneakers.  White background with multicolored lettering and a few planets against a sky-blue background.   Flying bike not included.  More details and pricing here.

1980’s “E.T. Phone Home” shoelaces

This blogger was old enough to go see E.T. at the movie theater on a very big screen.  It was epic and terrifying for a child, but the lure of E.T. and all the merchandising around the movie was inescapable.  I myself had geranium-scented scratch and sniff stickers with E.T. on them, a couple of books, even the notorious Atari 2600 game that was supposed to be tied in with the movie somehow (if you played the game, you’ll know where I’m coming from.

Even if you didn’t try to bust open and re-wire your Speak and Spell to communicate with far-off civilizations, if you were a kid at this time, you probably had some kind of E.T. swag too.  It even extended to the simple accessory that was so popular back then:  The shoelace.  Then as now, shoelaces were how you added your flair to whatever you were wearing.  It is in this spirit that we present the first of several pairs of E.T. shoelaces.  They capture one of the key moments, when E.T. learns how to string together words in the right order to communicate with Elliot:  “E.T. Phone Home!”

Turn on your heart light!  More views and information here.

Vintage “Natural Tip” pink shoe laces


Looking for a great accent for white, grey, brown, black, blue, or any other color of shoes?  How about some pink shoe laces?  These are a nice soft pink, fairly toned down as pinks go.  You get 27 inches of lace per shoe, and if you’re a fan of old pop music, you might also get that Dodie Stevens song stuck in your head.  I know I did!   Click here for more information:


For some trivia and information about artist behind the famous 1959 song “Pink Shoe Laces”, follow this link.