: a shoe or boot that is fastened with laces
a pair of lace-ups
often used before another noun
lace-up boots/shoes

Examples of lace-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Obama was known for his plain, dark suits and office-appropriate, lace-up shoes. Leah Dolan, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 The red carpet look comes nearly one month after Perry made waves with a corset and lace-up skirt revealing a thong at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 The brand has come a long way in the time since, and the Bobs line takes a cue from Keds with its lace-up canvas look and simple white rubber soles. Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2024 For instance, the back of her dress had a lace-up detail that exposed her backside. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 15 Mar. 2024 Christy Turlington's 2 Kids: All About Grace and Finn Photographed by Cass Bird, the mother-daughter duo rock Keds’ spring/summer collection, which includes various lace-up styles. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2024 Gosling’s head-to-Gucci look included a single-breasted pink wool suit, matching trousers, a silk crepe tonal shirt, and black leather lace-up shoes for the epic occasion. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 Her red-hot look, designed by Ellie Misner, featured a corseted tube top and matching lace-up mermaid skirt that bared her butt, worn with a black G-string underneath. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 The cushioned midsole and lace-up closure provide optimal support and comfort while its metallic leather trim adds a fun pop of subtle color. Casey Clark, Peoplemag, 24 Feb. 2024

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“Lace-up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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