Shoelaces are truly something to look into as shoes are something we all love to glare at! Here’s a list of ways you can pump up your sneakers the way you want just by reinventing your laces!

Straight Bar Lacing Style

The straight bar lacing style works perfectly for shoes with an even number of eyelet pairs. This is because the shoelace must cross the shoe an even number of times so the ends meet in the middle and can be tied together.

The pattern itself provides a very clean appearance and easy tightening ability. 

  • Insert the shoelace into the first eyelets with the ends down
  • Pull both ends to make sure the shoelace ends are even
  • Run the left end straight up on the inside, then straight across the outside
  • Run both ends straight up the inside, each skipping one eyelet and emerging two eyelets higher up
  • Repeat the last two steps until you reach the last eyelets

Ladder Lacing Style

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Although the ladder lacing style is harder than the first one, this pattern is one of the most effective ways to get stability and support. It stays very tight and even gives a bit of a distinctive look depending on what kind of shoes you are wearing. Especially for high boots with many eyelets (such as hiking boots), this is your go-to look!  

  • Insert the shoelace into the first eyelets with the ends down
  • Pull both ends to make sure the shoelace ends are even
  • Run the ends straight up the sides and through the next (higher) set of eyelets
  • Run the ends straight across, but under the vertical lace sections on the opposite side
  • Continue running straight up and in through the next higher set of eyelets
  • Repeat the last two steps until you reach the last eyelets

One-Handed Lacing Style

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The one-handed lacing concept is ideal for shoes with either small eyelets or fat shoelaces. It is very easy and is a bit looser than other lacing styles. 

  • Tie up a stopper-knot at the top corner of the shoe with one shoelace ending.
  • Run the un-knotted end from inside the other top eyelet and pull it through until the knot snugs against the eyelet.
  • Zig-zag the shoelace through the eyelets down to the bottom of the shoe flap,
  • Tuck the loose end into the lacing to avoid stepping on it 

Cross Lacing Style

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The cross lacing style is a fun and creative way to tie your shoelaces.

  • Insert the shoelace into the first eyelets with your ends up.
  • Cross your ends on the outside and run them through the top set of eyelets.
  • Start tying them as normally as you do, on top of the cross, from the top to the bottom of the shoe flap.
  • Tuck the loose end into the lacing to avoid stepping on it.

Lattice Lacing Style

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The lattice lacing style is a very popular and decorative look, yet you could possibly make mistakes during the process. 

  • Insert the shoelace into the first eyelets with your ends up.
  • Cross your ends on the outside and run them through the set of eyelets three rows higher up the shoe.   
  • Run both ends straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
  • Cross the ends on the outside and run them through the set of eyelets three rows lower down the shoe.
  • Run both ends straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.

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