No matter how you cut it, a lace-up shoe will probably fit better and outperform all other variations (hook&loop or elastic). In this vein we offer the lace-up version of the Aurora built on the same last with the same midsole. As it turns out this also makes this shoe a great all-around trad shoe as well - being just as precise as it is comfortable. Note: The Aurora (hook & loop) is offered in US Women's sizing and the Aurora Lace is offered in US Men's sizing. Don't fret Ladies - if you give us your Women's size we will translate it to the corresponding Men's size (they're just numbers after all!).