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Different Ways To Tie a Shoe Lace

Updated on January 30, 2015

Learn About Different Shoelace Styles

Today I found one old mail regarding shoe styles and found it so interesting and informative that I'd now like to share this with you all. Learn ten different ways to tie your shoelaces. Enjoy!

The Ladder Shoelace Style

  1. The laces are run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.
  2. The laces then go straight up and are fed into the next set of eyelets up the shoe.
  3. The ends are crossed over and are fed under the vertical lace section on the opposite sides of the shoe before going straight up and into the next set of eyelets up the shoe.
  4. At the top set of eyelets, the laces can once again cross over and pass under the straight section as shown. This not only looks consistent with the rest of the lacing but also forms a high lace lock, which tightens the lacing even more firmly.

Video: How to Ladder Lace Chuck Taylors

The Loop Back Shoelace Style

  1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.
  2. The ends are looped back under the lace where it feeds under the side of the shoe.
  3. The ends are then crossed over each other, then they go under and out through the next set of eyelets up the shoe.
  4. Steps two and three are repeated until both ends reach the top eyelets.

Video: How to Loopback Chuck Taylors

The Loop Back Shoelace Style 2

  1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.
  2. The left (red) end is spiraled up the left side of the shoe, with the end fed under and emerging from each eyelet.
  3. The right (orange) lace is spiraled up the right side of the shoe at each eyelet looping through the left (blue) lace in the middle of the shoe before feeding under and emerging from the next eyelet.

The Bushwalk Shoelace Style

  1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.
  2. One end of the lace (orange) runs straight up the right side, is fed into and runs straight across the second set of eyelets.
  3. Both ends now run straight up the left side, each skipping one eyelet before feeding in two eyelets higher up.
  4. Continue running both ends across the shoe, then straight up two eyelets at a time.
  5. At the top of the shoe, the laces end up on the same side and the shoelace knot is tied at that point.

Video: How to Bushwalk Chuck Taylors

The Sawtooth Shoelace Style

  1. The lace runs straight across the bottom and the ends are fed into both bottom eyelets.
  2. One end of the lace (orange) runs straight up the right side, emerges from and runs straight across the second set of eyelets.
  3. The other end (red) runs diagonally underneath and, skipping the second set of eyelets, emerges from and runs straight across the third set of eyelets.
  4. Continue running each lace diagonally across and up two sets of eyelets until one end (orange in my example) reaches the top right eyelet.
  5. The other end (red in my example) then runs straight up the left side to emerge from the top left eyelet.

Video: How to Sawtooth Lace Chuck Taylors

The Riding Bow Shoelace Style

  1. The lace is run diagonally and emerges from the bottom left and the top right eyelets.
  2. The top (red) end of the lace is zig-zagged from the top set of eyelets down to the middle eyelets in a similar manner to the Shoe Shop lacing.
  3. The bottom (orange) end of the lace is similarly zig-zagged from the bottom set of eyelets up to the middle eyelets.

Video: How to Riding Bow Lace Your Shoes

The Checkerboard Shoelace Style

  1. Start with two pairs of different colour laces, preferably the wide, flat variety (I was lucky to receive two such pairs with my last runners)!
  2. With one colour (orange in my example), lace the shoe using either Straight (Fashion) or Straight (Lazy) Lacing.
  3. With the other colour (red in my example), start at the bottom of the shoe and weave the lace in and out of the other lace until you reach the top.
  4. Fold around the top lace and head back down, weaving out and in until you reach the bottom.
  5. Continue across the shoe until you're out of room or out of lace, whichever comes first.
  6. Tuck all the loose ends of the laces into the shoe.

Video: How to Checkerboard Lace Chuck Taylors

The Lattice Shoelace Style

  1. The lace runs straight across the bottom and emerges from both bottom eyelets.
  2. Cross the ends over and feed into the 4th set of eyelets up the shoe (skip pass two sets of eyelets).
  3. Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the fifth set of eyelets.
  4. Cross the ends over and feed into the second set of eyelets up the shoe (skip pass two sets of eyelets).
  5. Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the third set of eyelets.
  6. Cross the ends over, feed under and emerge from the top set of eyelets (skip pass two sets of eyelets).

Video: How to Lattice Lace Chuck Taylors

The Bi-Colour Shoelace Style

  1. Take two different colour laces, each a tiny bit longer than the correct length for the shoes.
  2. Cut them not quite in half, but offset by two or three centimetres. See below for how to calculate the difference in length between the two halves.
  3. Tie one shorter piece of one colour (orange in my example) and one longer piece of the other colour (red in my example) firmly together and trim off the excess. For extra security, add a dab of glue. Use the remaining pieces to make the bi-colour lace for the other shoe.
  4. Pull the longer (red) end out through the bottom right eyelet, feeding from inside the shoe, until you reach the joining knot five. Now lace the rest of the shoe as per Straight (Fashion) Lacing.

Video: How To Lace Shoes With Two Colors Of Laces

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      defudge 9 months ago

      nice

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      Gihan 2 years ago

      Wow !!!

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      jolina 3 years ago

      ..its really nice

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      jolina 3 years ago

      ..its really nice

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      robin 3 years ago

      i lobe the style

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      Dawood 4 years ago

      Naice dude its cool

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      shekhar yadav 4 years ago

      Sooooo. Gooooood

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      sandy 6 years ago

      they all are nice..but i liked the lattice one more..

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      shoeaholic 6 years ago

      i already know these there are 100 more go to my website

      thos one is rubbish

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      Somi 6 years ago

      I lyk it

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      Somi 6 years ago

      Its nce

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      ali 6 years ago

      awesome just love these

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      you need 5 eyelet shoes like vans. how do you lace them and have it still look cool.

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      Erin 6 years ago

      that's so kool this makes my shoes kooler

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      ciana 6 years ago

      this awesome !!!!! i've been looking for the checker look its awesome!!!! thanks now i'm going to be too cool for school!!! :)

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      krishna 6 years ago

      Superb

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      SHILO 6 years ago

      so CUTE.. ahmn.... just continue to have so much styles of shoe lacing coz it really helps us to become more fashionable ON our shoes..:) GREAT JOB!!

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      Dean 6 years ago

      'Bout time you updated this awesome post!?

      Thank you!!

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      RAJESHBOND 6 years ago

      HI GUYS IAM SO HAPPY WITH NEW STYLES AND I NEED MORE STYLES COULD U SHOW SOME OTHER AND "MY SUGGESTION IS HAV TO DO DIFFERENT STYLES DAILY THEN EVERYONE WILL SIGHT US "

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      maggie 23 7 years ago

      nice...

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      virag patel 7 years ago

      i like different way to tie shoes lace

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      5/19/13 EXPECT US

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      lee G 8 years ago

      a wunt dare

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      Alyssa M T 8 years ago

      i did't know that you could do so many

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      Aimee 8 years ago

      I think this is awesome love it i didn't realize so many different styles of lacing up your shoes!!

      ~Thank you, Aimee

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      Jazzy 8 years ago

      Hunted for the checkered style and couldn't find it anywhere. Thanks for your diagrams!

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      Nikki 8 years ago

      Awesome!!! :D

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      Alyssa 9 years ago

      I need 1 lace on each shoe!!!

      thx anyway

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      WeddingConsultant 10 years ago from DC Metro Area

      oh my gosh, I didn't know there were that many options! Sheesh! With all these options, I'm thinking maybe I should switch it up a little and try something new!

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      commentonthis7 10 years ago

      i didn't know there was this many ways to tie a shoe

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