Carefully thread your eyelets (the holes that your thread goes through) with your lace. Pull each lace end across and through a loop on the opposite side of each shoe.
Pull lace backwards through the final eyelet, creating loops on the outside of the shoes. Once you are on the second top eyelet, rather than crossing over once more, pull your laces through the top eyelet from the same side, creating a loop. If your shoes have two sets of eyelets on each side, then loop the laces through the one closest to your tongue.
Loop the other end of your lace through to the opposite eyelet, and then up and down to the top of the shoe. Take the lace and thread it through both of the lower eyelets on the shoes or sneakers. Starting from the lace that is tucked into the shoes bottom eyelet, make your first lace.
Take the first lace and create a second bar, threading it over to the opposite side, then back under it, again on the other side, up to the two eyelets. Thread the lace through the first two eyelets, making sure that the lace stays flat and faces up and away from your tongue. Make sure that you are lacing all of the way up with the right style for your shoes front end and number of pairs of eyelets.
You will also want to make sure that your laces are long enough that they go right up the top of the shoes. The laces go directly eyelet-to-eyelet on top of the shoes, and a zig-zag pattern under allows for easy tensioning. Your shoes are laces like normal, crossing the laces until you hit the second eyelet on top.
If you find that your laces are too tight for your feet to slide in the shoes or sneakers, just knot one end of your laces farther down, then use your fingers to release your straight laces. A laces knot will let you tie the shoes tightly on the top of your shoes, but not narrow your fit on the rest of your shoes. To ensure that your heels sit within the shoes heel box, lace up your sneakers so that a lace lock forms on top of the shoes, also called runners lace-up.
The most common method for fastening your shoes, crisscross lacing involves pulling your laces through the lower set of eyelets, leaving equal lengths on each side, and crisscrossing up gradually, one side at a time, at each additional eyelet, until you get all the way up. Crisscross Lacing Perhaps the most common way to lacing regular shoes and boots, the laces simply cross each other as they move up the shoes. Segment Lacing Uses two laces for a shoe, splitting up the lace in two sections, each one can be tied tighter or looser to suit your comfort needs.
December 06, 2022 — Eric Delgado