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How To Make Shoelaces Look Cool

How To Make Shoelaces Look Cool

Do you often feel that your favorite pair of sneakers is missing something? Maybe a personal touch, or something that could keep them from being a bit boring over time? You’re not alone.

There’s always something about taking an admirable pair of sneakers out of their package to slide them on. Those premium treads and inadequate scuff marks are all we’re missing in our daily footwear life. However, not so long before you realize that breaking in this brand of kicks will cost you some blisters and even a heel skin layer.

Fortunately, you can find something real and friendly to your feet, after all. And with a hint of how to make shoelaces look cool, your once-loved shoes can become your favorite new ones. Just simply do your lacing completely unique from everyone else, and your sneakers will look more personal and revolutionized.

There are actually more than a few ways of getting around your shoes’ lacing system, from which we’ve selected five of the most meritorious ones. Read on!

Ladder Lacing Style

This particular lacing system is more challenging than most, but its pattern is probably the most effective way to attain stability and support. Ladder lacing style remains tight and even provides a bit of an outstanding look subject to the footwear type you are wearing.

Remarkably for high boots with multiple eyelets, for instance, hiking boots and work boots. It could be your go-to style!

  •  Pop in the shoelace into the first eyelets with ends down
  •   Adjust both ends such that the shoelaces are even
  • Run the ends upward on the sides following the next-higher set of eyelets
  • Continue lacing upward and in through the subsequent higher set of eyelets.
  •   Continue with the last two steps until you’re done with the last eyelets.

 The ladder lacing style is known for its excellent stability and support. As the name suggests, it has a ladder-like appearance that creates a strong visible impression while ensuring sturdy performance.

With the associated complexity, you might require long laces. The method looks superb on all big tactical boots with numerous eyelets. It is commonly preferred by paratroopers seeking additional support. That said, it can get a little difficult to tighten in a hurry.

Straight bar lacing

Straight bar lacing works seamlessly even for shoes with an uneven number of eyelets sets. How it works is that the shoelace must run through the eyelets a varied number of times, such that the ends meet at the center, where you can tie them together.

The style itself offers a very clean, commendable appearance and quick tightening ability.

  •   Introduce the shoelace into the eyelets with ends down
  • Adjust both ends such that the shoelace ends are equal
  • Run upward left on the inside, then straight across the outside
  •   Keep both ends upward inside, each jumping one eyelet to immerge two eyelets higher-up.
  •  Continue with the last two steps until you’re done with the last eyelets.

Overall, this pattern makes your shoelaces look horizontally parallel up the boot or shoe. It presents a clean appearance and a simple tightening ability. However,  it’s not the best for ankle and foot support.

Cross lacing style

Traditional look, simple to do, and comfortable- cross lacing style is another amazingly cool, fun way to do your shoe lacing. It’s a common diagonal lacing style, typically applied on sneakers and regular boots. The method can be used to develop a range of plainly appealing and startling designs, as well.

  •  You just need to place your shoe facing the eyelets, put each end of the shoelace from the shoe’s inside.
  • Adjust both ends to make sure they’re equal.
  •  Running in a diagonal direction, but the right end of the lace into the next left eyelet (from the top).
  •  For a more consistent look, consider using over-under lacing variation (crossing the same side on top every time).

Alternatively, you can interlope the shoelace pointing from the outside of the shoe inward (rather than running from inside, pointing outward. This might give a more distinctive appearance. Put the left end of the shoelace into the subsequent right eyelet.

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One-handed lacing Style

This lacing concept is particularly suitable for shoes with fat shoelaces and small eyelets. It’s a simple one compared to the ladder lacing style discussed above. It is relatively looser in comparison to other techniques.

  • Using one shoelace end, create a stopper-knot at the top corner.
  • Use the un-knotted end to run from inside the other top hole and adjust it through such that the knot snugs against the hole.
  • Next, zig-zag the shoelace through the holes heading to the bottom eyelets.
  •  Tuck any loose end into the lacing system, so you don’t step on it.

Lattice Lacing Style

The lattice lacing style is an easy tutorial, yet an effective way to make old shoes look and feel new again. The method is ideal for those seeking a popular yet decorative look. However, several mistakes are easily made during the process. The shoelaces are run at a steep angle, enabling them to be done through each other.

  •   Introduce the shoelace into the first holes with ends up
  •   On the outside, cross the ends and run them through the holes three rows upwards the shoe.
  •  Run both ends upwards on the inside and out through the subsequent upward set of eyelets.

Note: in case you’re left with one set of holes untapped, you might want to skip a set in the middle and run the shoelaces throughout the set of holes four rows upwards and downwards, rather than three.

Employing a new shoelace technique is a tip-top for looking at what’s in the closet with a fresh outlook. It’s also an effective way to make your sneakers stand out in a congress. From sunburst and bow arrangements, almost everyone will appreciate funk ladders and criss-cross weaves. Even little folks will smile over. Try out the above-stated ways to make shoelaces look cool.  

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