How To Lace Sneakers
Regardless of the style, sneakers are laced using the same method. The most important aspect of tying laces is ensuring that they are properly tied, secure, and comfortable. Follow these tips on how to lace sneakers properly.
- Choose an appropriate lace length for the shoe. Different styles of sneakers require longer laces, such as high-tops or larger shoe sizes. Determine which length you need by examining the shoe. This is mainly a guessing game, but it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out. In general, if you have a large shoe size or a high-top sneaker, you will need the longest length available.
- Pull the shoe strings through the holes in a crisscross pattern. Start from the bottom by pulling one end of the string through both of the bottom holes until both ends are of equal length. Pull one end through the next hole up on the opposite side of the shoe from the inside out. Do the same with the other end. Continue this process until you reach the last hole on the shoe. Caution: Pull the strings tautly as you lace the shoe so there are no gaping holes between the shoe and the string.
Tie and knot the laces for a secure fit. After you have put on the shoe, tighten the string by pulling on both ends from the bottom up. Take both ends into the opposite hand so they are crossed. Wrap one of the ends under the other and pull upward on both ends until the bow is tight. Now, make a loop with both ends. Take one loop, place it on the front of the other loop, bring it around to the back and pull it through the space underneath. Pull the loops tightly to secure the knot.
- Sneakers should fit tightly, but comfortably. Sneakers should have a snug fit, but you should be able to move easily in them. Tip: If the laces are too tight, untie the knot and pull the string from the bottom gradually until it is loose.
Posted on: Mar. 28, 2010