How you tie-up your shoe lace?

A. LADDER:
  • The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.
  • The laces then go straight up and are fed into the next set of eyelets up the shoe.
  • The ends are crossed over and are fed under the vertical lace section on the opposite sides of the shoe before going straight up and into the next set of eyelets up the shoe.
  • At the top set of eyelets, the laces can once again cross over and pass under the straight section as shown. This not only looks consistent with the rest of the lacing but also forms a High Lace Lock, which tightens the lacing even more firmly.
B. ZIPPER:
  • The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets .

  • The ends are looped back under the lace where it feeds under the side of the shoe .

  • The ends are then crossed over each other, then they go under and out through the next set of eyelets up the shoe .

  • Steps 2 and 3 are repeated until both ends reach the top eyelets.






C. DOUBLE BACK:
  • The lace runs straight across the second set of eyelets from the top of the shoe.
  • Cross the ends over and feed into the fourth set of eyelets, skipping the third set.
  • Continue down the shoe, two sets of eyelets at a time.
  • At the bottom, run the laces vertically between the bottom and second from bottom eyelets.
  • Double back and work your way back up the shoe through the vacant sets of eyelets.



D. LOOP BACK:

  • The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.
  • The left (red) end is spiraled up the left side of the shoe, with the end fed under and emerging from each eyelet.
  • The right (orange) lace is spiraled up the right side of the shoe, at each eyelet looping through the left (red) lace in the middle of the shoe before feeding under and emerging from the next eyelet.





E. BUSH WALK:
  • The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.
  • One end of the lace (orange end) runs straight up the right side, is fed into and runs straight across the second set of eyelets.
  • Both ends now run straight up the left side, each skipping one eyelet before feeding in two eyelets higher up.
  • Continue running both ends across the shoe, then straight up two eyelets at a time.
  • At the top of the shoe, the laces end up on the same side and the shoelace knot is tied at that point.

F. SAWTOOTH:
  • The lace runs straight across the bottom and the ends are fed into both bottom eyelets.

  • One end of the lace (orange end) runs straight up the right side, emerges from and runs straight across the second set of eyelets.

  • The other end (red end) runs diagonally underneath and, skipping the 2nd set of eyelets, emerges from and runs straight across the 3rd set of eyelets.

  • Continue running each lace diagonally across and up 2 sets of eyelets until one end (orange in my example) reaches the top right eyelet.

  • The other end (red in my example) then runs straight up the left side to emerge from the top left eyelet.

G. FOOTBAG:
  • The lace runs straight across and emerges from the third set of eyelets from the bottom.
  • Both ends run straight down and are fed into the second set of eyelets from the bottom.
  • Both ends again run straight down and emerge from the bottom set of eyelets.
  • Both ends now run straight up along the outside and are fed into the fourth set of eyelets (the first vacant pair).
  • The ends are crossed over each other, then they go under and out through the next set of eyelets up the shoe.
  • Repeat step (5) until both ends reach the top.


H. DISPLAY:

  • The lace is run straight across the bottom and is fed into rather than emerging from both bottom eyelets.

  • The ends are crossed over, then inserted into the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

This process is repeated until both ends reach the top eyelets and end up inside.






I. HASH:

  • The lace runs straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.

  • Skipping two sets of eyelets, cross the ends over and feed into the fourth set of eyelets.

  • Both ends now run straight down one eyelet and emerge from the third set of eyelets.

  • Continue up the shoe, each time crossing over and going up three sets of eyelets, then straight down to emerge from the next set of eyelets below.





J. TWISTIE;

  • The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.

  • The ends are twisted together with one complete twist in the middle of the shoe.

  • The ends then continue across to the opposite sides, where they go under and out through the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

  • This process is repeated until both ends reach the top eyelets.





K. HIDDEN KNOT:

  • The lace runs straight across the bottom and emerges from both bottom eyelets.
  • Cross the ends over and feed into the 4th set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).
  • Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the 5th set of eyelets.
  • Cross the ends over and feed into the 2nd set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).
  • Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the 3rd set of eyelets.
  • Cross the ends over, feed under and emerge from the top set of eyelets (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).
L. RIDING BOW:
  • The lace is run diagonally and emerges from the bottom left and the top right eyelets.
  • The top (red) end of the lace is jig- jagged from the top set of eyelets down to the middle eyelets in a similar manner to the shoe shop Lacing.
  • The bottom (orange) end of the lace is similarly jig-jagged from the bottom set of eyelets up to the middle eyelets.






M. CHECKER BOARD:

  • Start with two pairs of different color laces, preferably the wide, flat variety.
  • With one color (orange in example), lace the shoe using either Straight (Fashion) or Straight (Lazy) Lacing.
  • With the other color (red in example), start at the bottom of the shoe and weave the lace in and out of the other lace until you reach the top.
  • Fold around the top lace and head back down, weaving out and in until you reach the bottom.
  • Continue across the shoe until you’re out of room or out of lace, whichever comes first.
  • Tuck all the loose ends of the laces into the shoe.
N. LATTICE:
  • The lace runs straight across the bottom and emerges from both bottom eyelets.

  • Cross the ends over and feed into the 4th set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).

  • Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the 5th set of eyelets.

  • Cross the ends over and feed into the 2nd set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).

  • Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the 3rd set of eyelets.

  • Cross the ends over, feed under and emerge from the top set of eyelets (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).


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7 comments:

aAkaR said...

I prefer DISPLAY: method....... but i'm surprised that,shoe lace can be tied in som many ways..

Angelika said...

My brother used to do that checkerboard thing in the 80s, LOL.

I usually buy laceless shoes...

ametya said...

totally asthonised..you guys are awesome..article lekhna ko dhun ma bichara jutta le pani kam payecha...nice to see that...will you plz omit the word verification in comment section..it gives torchur to give comments..

sameer said...

Aakar: before I also used Display method, but now I am trying Ladder one.
Angeleka: Oh that checkerboard method is famous in the 80s I don’t know about it.
Ametya: thanks for comment haradai janus amit jee k k ley kam paunchha ha ha ha ha. Ok bro I am trying to remove the verification method in comment section.

rizal said...

ohhh my my.. i have never known there are so many ways doing em. Huhu. I might try something new then. The best part is, the methods can be used (need some minor adjustment) in doing vertical types of weaving. Thank you for this post. :)

Judi said...

fun ways to lace... I wear some old chuck taylors and am in need of new laces.. will have to try a couple of these!

Elly said...

Judi: its hard to do some of them, like doubleback, for converse, since converse only has 5 eyelets while pumas have 6.. so for doubleback, if you want to do it, you have to shift it up one eyelet so that you start at the top and do the same method, but once you reach the top again, you have to slip it through the first eyelet again otherwise, good luck

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