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  • adj. Describing footwear or clothing which fastens with a lace.


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  • It was a long, lace confection with a lace-up bodice.

    Victoria Magazine June 1990, 1994

  • Additionally, I'm an 82-year-old widow in lace-up orthopedic shoes who spends a lot of time on the subway happily going about her business.

    Public officials have an obligation to do more for people with vision loss

  • Well, shoes and boots this season merit a whole column on their own (see next week), but for cool boots and lace-up shoe-boots with wedges see Pierre Hardy from Gap, from £ 150; and for flats, go to the source: Church 's for a pair of brogues (from £ 190) which you will have forever.

    Chic Simple

  • If you want some quiet R & R — I know, I know, we are shopping, not on a retreat, but bear with me — the lavendar, orchid-strewn, light-flooded, minimalist "arena" where shoes from the likes of Balenciaga (stunning raspberry etiolated "Countess" pumps, £ 325) keep company with Jil Sander's lace-up gray brogue's (£ 410) — perfect for baggy or slouchy pants — offers what you might term a "moment" for retail reflection.

    Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat

  • The fitted trousers of the summer were Isabel Marant's lace-up white jeans.

    How to Wear White Right Now

  • The wars we're engaged in may be half a world away, but military coats, cadet jackets with epaulets and lace-up boots are big fashion statements much closer to home.

    Military Chic During Wartime? Yes, Sir!

  • Select looks featured unexpected pairings of texture while her signature accessories line included thigh-high fur boots with lace-up detail - an incredible addition to any fall outfit!

    Stephanie Winston Wolkoff: New York Fashion Week: Let The Games Begin

  • And yet for every hint of chin-jutting aggression – the shiny, bondage-inspired corsets, the fetishistic lace-up boots – there was a complimentary dose of softness.

    Alexander McQueen collection shocks Paris fashion week with extreme beauty

  • Tomorrow I might put on a waistcoat, tie and smart pair of trousers with black lace-up shoes to go food shopping.

    Nick Rhodes

  • Mr. Szabó recalls the first costume rehearsal when Ms. Mirren chanced across a pair of battered old lace-up boots, the ones she wears in the film.

    Being István Szabó


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