The laces of moccasins can be tough to tie, but what’s frustrating is that they somehow seem to untie themselves. For those looking for ways to tie moccasins with as little stress as possible, read this Fashionhance post for 4 simple solutions.
Are moccasins and loafers one and the same?
No, absolutely not! Even though they may have similar appearances, moccasins have laces while loafers do not.
Gaining popularity in today’s time, moccasins were first worn by Native American hunters and tradesmen. These soft slip-on shoes are made with a variety of fabrics―suede, cowhide, sheepskin, deerskin, and moose hide. You can choose to wear them around the house, or pair them with any casual attire.
Although the shoes are quite popular with both sexes, there is one issue that some of you may have encountered―the tough task to tie moccasins so they stay intact for a long time. If you ever have or currently are facing this issue, follow the step-by-step instructions on how to tie moccasins in 4 different ways.
Make a single knot with both ends of lace; one lace is held with the right thumb and index finger, and the other lace with the left thumb and index finger.
Create two loops with either side of the lace. The end of the right lace will be behind the loop, whereas the end of the left lace comes in front.
Next, use your right middle finger to push the end of the right lace through the left loop. Make sure you hold on to both sides of the lace properly.
As the right lace is being pushed through the left loop, simultaneously, push the end of the left lace through the right loop with your left middle finger.
Slowly, but firmly, pull either side of the lace through the opposite loops; be careful as to not pull the lace all the way through or the knot won’t be completed.
Finally, secure the knot in the center so it can’t untie itself. With practice, you will be able to do this knot in less than 3 seconds.
This double-knot system is simply a continuation of the single knot.
Hold the two loops―right in right and left in left―and cross them over each other.
Similar to the steps 2 and 3 given in the single knot above, push the lace through the loops.
To complete the knot, pull either side of the lace to make sure the knot is nice and tight.
For the spiral knots, first start by making a loop with the right side of the lace.
Gently wrap the loose end of the lace around the loop, covering it in a single layer.
Keep the loops close to one another so that there are no gaps, and the loop stays secure.
Keep going till you reach the top of the loop.
Take the end of the right lace and tuck it through the loop.
Follow the same steps on the left side, and your spiral knot is complete.
While wearing these slip-on shoes, remember that you don’t require any socks; however, keeping the socks or omitting them is a personal choice. However, certain moccasin styles do give you the liberty to include socks. On the other hand, if you really wish to wear socks but want to give the impression that you aren’t, then go with invisible socks.
And as far as the laces are concerned, you may choose to give all the different knots a chance in order to finalize a knot that suits you best.