White: White Pride
This is often used to represent Ku Klux Klan affiliation, as well. Often times the two go hand in hand. Fun anecdote about the difference between KKK members and Neo-Nazis: the KKK refuses to associate with the beliefs of Hitler, because he was foreign, and they hate foreigners. That’s right folks, the Ku Klux Klan’s hate is American made, and accepts no substitutions.
Blue: Killed a Cop
The scariest thing to me is that these shoelaces indicate not just murder of a police officer, but the fact that they’re openly bragging about it, and that it’s so prevalent that there’s a code for it.
Red: Neo-Nazi/National Front
Could also mean always up for a fight, or that they’ve killed someone. These are apparently the meanest SOB’s you’ll come across, and it’s advised that you don’t associate with them.
Purple: Gay Pride
Black: No Affiliation
Another good thing to know is that black laces (another standard Doc lace) don’t have a meaning either.
Hopefully this code gets put to some good use. I know that some may start calling out people based on their shoelace color, and I recommend not to. Not everyone who wears these laces knows about these rules — and even if they do, even if you think you could take the person in a fight, know that doing anything violent will only make these people believe more in their case. This is meant as a warning, and not as an advocation for any more violence. Hate only creates more hate, after all.