The lacing is one of the most common types of closure of shoes. Shoe laces are most commonly made of textile material, but more commonly leather straps. The lacing gives the foot a firm hold in the shoe and can also be used for fashionable purposes. Today we would like to introduce you to the five most beautiful and useful ways to tie shoes.
The lacing is nowadays no longer used only for practical purposes on shoes. So many modern shoes have decorative laces, which are attached only for fashionable purposes. However, lacing can also be used both fashionably and practically. We have put together five different methods in the following.
Classic cross lacing
The cross lacing, also called criss-cross lacing, is one of the classic ways to tie shoes. Often the shoes are already laced with the purchase. If you want to apply the method to a different laced shoe, proceed as follows:
Thread the shoelace on both sides from the top through the first eyelet, making sure that the shoelace is the same length on both sides. Now the two ends of the lace are placed crosswise (hence the name cross lacing) and then threaded from above on the opposite side through the eyelets again. Repeat the process until you reach the last loop. Thread the laces through the eyelet from below so that the loop begins to fasten the laces on top of the shoe.
Lock lacing – the lacing for running shoes
This lacing method is mainly used in running shoes, as it provides more grip of the foot in the shoe. To tie a lacing, use the principle of a lacing. However, without using the top eyelet on both sides.
Now guide the laces on both sides through the free eyelet, without crossing the laces. Now you can pull out the laces on the two top eyelets so that a small loop forms on both sides. The free end of the shoelaces is now placed cross again and pulled through the loop of the other side and tightened.
The lacing is fastened again with a normal loop. You have already given your shoe a very useful and also stylish lock lacing!
The lattice lacing fits very well with modern shoes, such as sneakers or running shoes. It has a very stylish effect and is our recommendation for those who really want to stand out with their shoes.
To give your shoe that fine finishing touch the laces from the bottom through the first two eyelets. Now the two ends of the laces are crossed and crossed from the top through the third eyelet. Now the ends are no longer crossed, but are threaded from below on the same side through the second eyelet. In the last step, the ends of the lace ends are crossed again and threaded through the fourth eyelet from above. The principle must be continued until the lacing is completed. Again, a normal loop is recommended for attachment.
The parallel lacing
The parallel lacing is a real visual eye-catcher. This method starts with the two bottom loops of your shoe. From the top, the shoelace is threaded on both sides with one end through the hole.
Now, the laces are pulled through so that the ends are the same length on both sides. Now take the shoelace of the right shoe side and guide it from the bottom through the next eyelet. Now put the lace on the right side of the shoe from above through the eyelet at the same height.
Then the shoelace is threaded on the same side from below through the next eyelet. Now switch back to the other side of the shoe and insert the lace at the same height from above. The pattern continues until all eyelets are filled.
The split lacing
Another lacing technique is the split lacing. For this, the laces are threaded from the top of the right shoe side. Now switch to the left side and guide the lace from the bottom through the second eyelet.
Then the next lower eyelet of the opposite side is changed and threaded there from below. On the same side, the lower eyelet is threaded from above. Again stay on the right side of the shoe and thread this time from below. Finally, the lace is threaded into the left eyelet at the same height.
Now complete the lacing by filling the remaining eyelets according to the same principle.