Reinvent your favorite boat shoes with a Sperry Top-Sider colored lace kit. Brightly colored, genuine raw hide laces allow you to make your mark on a classic American icon. Kit includes two 46 inch laces and lacing needle unique for boat shoes and moccasins. Lace length is appropriate for one shoe. Taper end of lace slightly (scissors would work) & fit it into the end of the needle. Screw the needle clockwise onto the lace. For lacing, follow the original lacing pattern from the top front eyelet, down through the front eyelets like a traditional lace pattern. Take the lace around the side & back of the shoe, in & out of those eyelets, back to the front of the shoe & continue at the bottom section of the front eyelets & again follow a traditional lacing pattern filling in the eyelets that are still empty. How to Relace Your Boat Shoes. How to Barrel Lace.