Laceless · Shoes
Laceless Shoes Frequently Asked Questions
Aside from the obvious advantage of saving time spent tying and untying your laces, you also remove several of the downsides of laces when wearing laceless shoes. No more too-tight-to-unravel knots, frayed ends, and definitely no more risk of tripping up over untied laces.
Yes, while once laceless shoes may have unheard of in the beautiful game, today they are widely worn at all levels of the sport. Former Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil was the first premier league player to wear them in 2016.
They should of course be snug enough to hold onto your foot and provide a secure fit, but they should not be uncomfortable to wear. If your shoes are exceptionally tight then you may want to consider going for the next size up.