Shoelace Styles

Shoelace Styles

Tying shoelaces in itself can be quite a cumbersome task, but with these different styles, you can try some new methods that will make the process, if not interesting, at least more challenging.
As a kid, learning how to tie your shoelaces is considered to be one of the important steps of the growth phase. It can also be one of the most infuriating things to learn. Most parents try innumerable ways of teaching their kids this aspect.

Once you grow up and hit adolescence, this child-like way of tying can seem like a fashion embarrassment, and then you start looking for different styles to tie up your chucks or sports shoes. There are many different patterns prevalent all over the world.

This article elucidates a few of these tips and tying styles that you can use.

Shoelace Patterns

There are many different styles and patterns that you can use to tie your laces in order to change the appearance of your shoes. Different tying techniques tend to make a very cool statement, and can make you seem quite fashion forward. With these cool ways to lace shoes, you can try out new styles on a regular basis:

Army Style

Army Style Shoelace
  • At the bottom end of the shoes, the lace should be thread straight through both the eyelets.
  • Now, pull both its ends out through the eyelets and thread it through the eyelets straight in front of them.
  • Now, cross both the ends over each other on the inside and thread it out through the eyelets that are next in line.
  • Repeat the threading in and crossing over process till you reach the last set of eyelets. Pull them out through these eyelets and then tie the lace.
Biking Style

Biking Style Shoelace
  • Similar to the army style of tying, thread the lace through the bottom eyelet.
  • Now, the end of the lace that is emerging from the eyelet on the right side is thread straight into the next eyelet and then, run straight into the adjacent eyelet.
  • Now, both its ends will be on the left side. Thread them into each alternate eyelet; while threading both ends alternately, straight through the eyelets on the right side.
  • At the top of the shoe, the lace will end up on the same side and now, tie it up.
Bow Tie Style

Bow Tie Style Shoelace
  • The lace is run through the bottom eyelets of the shoes, with both ends being thread out of the next set of eyelets. This results in a gap.
  • After this, the ends are crossed over each other on the inside. Then, thread through the next set of eyelets.
  • Keep repeating these steps till you reach the last pair of eyelets and then, tie the lace.
Crisscross Style

Crisscross Style Shoelace
  • This is one of the easiest shoelace designs that you can learn. The lace is thread on the inside through the pair of eyelets at the end of the shoe to emerge through the bottom eyelets.
  • The ends should be then crossed over each other. Next, thread on the inside through the next set of eyelets.
  • Keep repeating this step till you reach the last pair of eyelets.
Double Back Lace Style

Double Back Style Shoelace
  • Thread it on the outside through the pair of eyelets that are second from the top of the shoe.
  • Cross both the ends; skip one pair of eyelets and thread both the ends through the eyelets on the outside.
  • Now, repeat the step and thread them through the next alternate pair of eyelets. Once they are at the bottom-most pair of eyelets, run both ends of the lace, vertically on the inside, and thread them outside through the next pair of eyelets.
  • Now, repeat the threading process, except that now you will work your way up the shoes.
Lattice Style

Lattice Style Shoelace
  • Thread the lace on the inside to emerge through the eyelets on the bottom of the shoes.
  • Next, cross both its ends and after skipping two pairs of eyelets, thread each of them through the third pair of eyelets.
  • Now, let the ends emerge through the next set of eyelets and then, cross both the ends. Taking the lace downwards, thread them through the second set of eyelets from the bottom.
  • Again, let the ends emerge from the next set of eyelets, cross them over, and thread them through the pair of eyelets that are topmost.
Over Under Style

Over Under Style Shoelace
  • Thread the lace through the bottom set of eyelets, threading them through the outside.
  • Now, cross both its ends on the inside and then, thread them through the next set of eyelets.
  • In the next step, cross both the ends on the outside and again, thread both the ends through the next pair of eyelets.
  • Repeat the steps till you reach the pair of eyelets on the top of the shoe and then, knot the two ends.
Straight Style

Straight Style Shoelace
  • Thread the lace through the bottom set of eyelets, threading them on the outside.
  • Now, take its end on the left-side eyelet and threading it on the inside, let it emerge from the eyelet that is the topmost.
  • The other end of the lace should be thread in such a manner that it is first thread on the inside through the next eyelet, then crossed over to the left side, thread through the next eyelet, and then crossed over to the right set. Repeat this threading process till you reach the topmost eyelet on the right side. Now, knot both ends of the lace.
With these different shoelace styles, try various patterns to make a style statement. They are not only easy to follow but also add an "extra something" to your shoes that can make you stand out.
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