How to Lace Shoes

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How to Lace Shoes

Criss-cross, straight-lace, heel-lock, lattice...who knew there were so many different ways to lace shoes? Not only do your shoelaces affect the fit of your footwear, but they also change the vibe. We're here to show you tons of cool ways to lace shoes so you can rock your best look everywhere from the basketball court to the board room.

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Method 1Method 1 of 6:Criss-Cross Method

Method 2Method 2 of 6:Straight-Lace Method

Method 3Method 3 of 6:Heel-locking Method

If you find that your heels are slipping in your shoes, this method can help alleviate your problem.

Method 4Method 4 of 6:Alternative Straight-Lace Method

Method for shoes with five-pairs of shoelace holes.

Method 5Method 5 of 6:Lattice Method

Method 6Method 6 of 6:Tying the Bow

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wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. To create this article, 90 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time.This article has been viewed 2,304,298 times.48 votes - 71%Co-authors:90Updated: March 15, 2022Views: 2,304,298Categories: Tying ShoelacesArticle SummaryX

To lace your shoes using the criss-cross method, start by placing your shoe in front of you with the toe facing away from you. Thread your lace through the two eyelets closest to the toe of the shoe, and pull until the lace is an even length on both sides. Then, take the right end of the lace and pass it through the next eyelet down on the left side. Next, take the left end of the lace and pass it through the next eyelet down on the right side. Repeat this pattern until there are no more empty eyelets. If your heels slip a lot in your shoes, use the heel-locking lacing method instead. Follow all the steps for the criss-cross method until the last pair of eyelets. Then, instead of crossing each lace to the other side, thread the laces over and through the eyelets directly below them. Take the left lace and pull it through the loop you just created with the right lace. Take the right lace and pull it through the loop you created with the left lace. Finally, finish tying your shoes as you normally would! If you want to learn how to criss-cross your laces, keep reading the article!

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