How To Lace Vans
Learning how to lace Vans is not hard. These popular shoes have wide laces that are simply woven into the designated holes, but you will have to keep up a pattern to have them looking right. Following is some advice on how to lace Vans with spare laces at home.
What you need:
- Two spare laces, preferably wide (and flat) and white
- First, buy a pair of spare laces that will work for these shoes. Although most styles and colors have white laces, if you like, you may buy alternately colored spare laces, as long as they compliment the colors of the shoes.
- Next, begin lacing. Feed one end of one lace through the first (front) hole on the left side of the shoe, and pull it through till nearly half of the lace has gone through. The midpoint of the lace should lie between the front left and the front right holes.
- Next, pull the other side through the right front hole. Then, lace them back with a crisscrossing technique.
- Pull the one from the left side first, and then the right side afterwards, over the top of it, to make an "X" as each lace crosses to the next hole back. Continue this pattern for the shoe, always pulling the left side first, and the right side over top of that one, until you have reached the last holes at the back of the shoe, or reached the holes that are as far as you want to lace them.
- Do the same with the other shoe, but switch the pattern. Pull the right side first, and then, the left side over top of it. Work this back, to give each shoe a complimentary pattern.
Learning how to lace Vans is not hard. Simply work the laces back, with an even and constant crisscrossing motion, and then repeat for the other shoe to make a pair of freshly laced kicks.