How To Hid Your Sneakers' Unwanted Shoelaces
How you hide your sneaker's unwanted shoelace can contribute to your overall look, whether you like a traditional lacing method or like to lace your shoes with multiple colors or complex patterns. Knowing how to hide your sneakers' unwanted shoelaces can not only add to your look, but can also keep pesky lace ends from dangling, dragging or tripping you up.
There are several different ways to hide your laces:
- Shoes. These techniques work better on sneakers and other casual shoes
Laces. These techniques work better on flat laces rather than round laces.
Lace your shoes. Certain methods of lacing your shoes work better for hiding your unwanted laces. For example, to simply hide your bow and extra laces behind the tongue of your shoe, you'll want to be sure the ends of your laces emerge from the inside of the uppers rather than the outside. For other methods, you'll be hiding the knot and bow under the side of one of the uppers.
- Tie the shoes and place the bow and excess lace length under the tongue or under the uppers. Another method for hiding excess laces is to tie a knot directly next to the last eyelet, either on the inside or outside of the upper, although the inside will provide better coverage. The excess laces can be either cut off or tucked inside the shoe. One disadvantage to this technique is that the lacing is not adjustable, and shoes will have to be used as pull-ons because of the lack of adjustability.
- For even easier lace coverage, wrap the laces around your ankle and tie them in the back. Your pants legs will cover the bow, hiding the excess laces. Because round laces are bulkier, flat laces are usually more comfortable if you choose to tuck them inside your shoe.