First Glance: Flauge Lace Protectors

Flauge Lace Protectors display.

Flauge Lace Protectors display.

While the DC Centric S review is coming out this month, we’ve had the time to develop an awesome relationship with the shoe for up to three weeks now. It’s treated us great in every sense of the word with one exception.

Our flick on this shoe keeps ripping the laces. Granted, this may not hold true to everyone else skating the Centric but our flick and ollies in particular are running through laces like woah. While the old school method would be to ignore it, deal with it or find some type of adhesive to prolong the inevitable, we’re tired of ignoring it. A new brand has emerged out of nowhere to cure a problem that has fucked with skateboarder’s since we first learned our ollies. The name of that brand is Flauge and they sent us a nice package of their “lace protectors” to put to the test. Originally, we were going to feature Flauge’s Lace Protectors next month but what better time than now, right?  For every week we’ve skated the Centric is how many times we’ve re-laced our primary flick foot. Flauge’s Lace Protectors use a simple “push in & insert” method to install their product. You don’t have to take off your laces or anything. As you can see in the photos, the narrow end towards the bottom smoothly fits between the lace & the eyelet of your choice. Once you’ve found that particular spot where you keep ripping your laces, all you have to do then is push the lace into the slot where it’ll open up & grasp the ends of the lace protectors. It’s as simple as that, just secure that everything is inserted correctly and start skating. With a snug fit & normal lacing method, all should be well with the lace protectors and they should stay in place.

Currently on the DC Centric S

Currently on the DC Centric S

In the weeks to follow the DC Centric review, we’ll post up our full results & review of the Flauge Lace Protectors. If you’re impatient, check out their site get a pair for yourself.

Check out Focus Mag’s product review & see how they liked it if you’re super eager.


  1. Mat.T

    July 3, 2012 7:21pm

    Can’t wait to see the outcome of the review on the Centric aswell as these new lace protectors.

  2. Anonymous

    July 16, 2012 5:34pm

    Call me old fashioned but this is a joke… shouldnt we be more upset with the fact that so many of the shoes out there are just man versions of your moms keds… hidden lace loops people its not that hard

    • Anonymous

      August 9, 2012 7:56pm

      those shoes are from a collection 11 years ago. you said something about a joke?

  3. Anonymous

    July 18, 2012 6:57am

    my brother noor kashif won these on facebook from dc official

  4. Anonymous

    August 29, 2012 10:11pm

    A shoe company in brazil has the same logo


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