These laced shoes have so much sex appeal. So comfortable and go with any outfit as long as you match up some colorful laces. Made some long laces that go way over my knees. If you get a firm lace-up around your ankle by twisting the lace a few times and then continue up over a pair of leggings. It's cool to lace them up to your thigh! Just pin the bow to the top area of your leggings. Contrasting colors look the best and was able to find a lace-up dress that I used the exact fabric lace on the shoes also.