Laces are an important part of the look of the shoe, it implies eyelets, hooks, it goes a bit on the side or lower, we have all witness it, when Camper decided to present it's shoes laces differently. There was also the Velcro that was a different take on the look while slip on was a category on it's own. But lace can be faded, by that I mean hiding them or completely remove them. Atelier Arthur as the Monk in their Artisan collection, Supra as is TK and one of my favorite being the Maison Martin Margiela High Top. Bringing this topic up is for you to notice the difference that can created with an easy twist on a essential part of a sneaker. But Like I said don't fear faking it!