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Ian's Laces App
Ian's Laces App icon Now available on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It's never been easier to access so many Lacing Methods and Shoelace Knots while on the move, even without Internet access. Plus, you'll get exclusive content not available on this site!


Introducing Ian's Laces App
Introducing Ian's Laces App Introducing Ian's Laces App, your handy pocket reference of how to tie and lace shoes. Now, you'll never be stuck for shoelace style or technique. And if someone does ask: "How did you do that?", the answer is at your fingertips, not your feet!

This huge compilation was first brought to the iPhone and iPod Touch back in Aug-2009. The first major update was in Mar-2010, while the latest major update was released in Dec-2010.
Full App v3.0.0
Visit the App Store to buy Ian's Laces App The Full version includes 52 different lacing methods, many with several variations, for a total of 112 possibilities. It also includes 20 shoelace knots plus the fun "Create-a-Lace", where you can freely experiment on a virtual shoe. The graphics have also been updated to make use of the new hi-res Retina Display on the latest devices.
See below for more details of this app.
Visit the App Store to buy Ian's Laces iPad App iPad App v3.0.0 - UPDATED!
The iPad version also includes 52 different lacing methods and 112 variations, plus additional features such as a "Wall of Shoes" and rotatable layout, allowing the app to work in either Portrait or Landscape orientation.
See below for more details of this app.
Visit the App Store to try the free LITE version of Ian's Laces App Lite App v2.0.0
The Lite version (which hasn't yet been updated to version 3.0.0) contains 10 lacing methods, many with several variations, for a total of 27 possibilities. A small selection of Shoelace Knots will be added shortly. It has NO ADS, just a smaller selection of methods to give you a chance to preview some of what the full app has to offer.


Preview of Ian's Laces App v3.0.0
Ian's Laces App preview 1 - Main menu Main Menu:
This shows the opening screen of Ian's Laces with the four main sections of the app: Lacing Methods, Bi-Color Lacing, Shoelace Knots plus the fun Create-a-Lace.
Ian's Laces App preview 2 - Lacing methods Lacing Methods:
Select from 52 methods, each with the method name and either a diagram or a photo alongside to show how they look.
Hover mouse over image to view photos.
Ian's Laces App preview 3 - Lacing details Lacing Details:
Each lacing method includes at least one (and often several) large, color-coded diagrams plus step-by-step instructions.
Hover mouse over image to view instructions.
Ian's Laces App preview 4 - Shoelace knots Shoelace Knots:
Access a huge selection of 20 different shoelace knots, including Regular Knots, Secure Knots, Special Purpose Knots and Starting Knots.
Ian's Laces App preview 5 - Knot details Knot Details:
Each knot includes step by step diagrams and instructions, which you can step through or play as a movie. The Ian Knot includes finger diagrams.
Hover mouse over image to view finger diagrams.
Ian's Laces App preview 6 - Create-a-Lace Create-a-Lace:
Create your own lacing method by dragging laces through our virtual shoe! Includes five shoelace colors to play with.
Hover mouse over image to view custom lacing.


Preview of additional features in iPad version
In addition to all of the above functions, the iPad version has some additional features made possible by the unit's larger screen area.
Ian's Laces iPad App preview 1 - List of lacing methods (Portrait orientation)
Expanded Lacing Methods Screen:
On the larger iPad screen, both diagrams and photos can be shown simultaneously, allowing for easier selections.
Ian's Laces iPad App preview 2 - List of lacing methods (Landscape orientation)
Rotatable Screens:
The iPad version supports rotating the device into Landscape orientation. Doing so on either the Lacing Methods or Shoelace Knots screens creates room to display the "Rating Tables", which list the Pros and Cons of each method.
Ian's Laces iPad App preview 3 - Expanded lacing details
Expanded Lacing Details Screen:
On the larger iPad screen, the photo, lacing diagram, lacing variation diagrams and instructions are all visible simultaneously.
Ian's Laces iPad App preview 4 - Wall of shoes
Wall of Shoes:
We've even included a "Wall of Shoes" (which is a bit like walking into a shoe shop!) This currently shows every possible lacing method without scrolling.


This Web Site Is Free - Why Buy Ian's Laces?
1. Stay Fresh! Get exclusive styles: The latest two additions give the app a total of 52 methods, far more than this web site.

2. Made for iPhone! Use the app's fun, intuitive interface instead of squinting, pinch zooming or double tapping to browse in Safari (as per the picture at right).

3. Convenience! It's easier to place your iPhone next to your shoe than to place your shoe next to your computer screen.

4. No Internet! You can view the lacing methods fast, without a connection, and without additional internet costs.

5. Be Generous! Buying Ian's Laces App will help support Ian (who otherwise literally "lives on a shoestring").
Ian's Laces App comparison - Cluttered Safari web browser vs cleaner app interface
Cluttered browser view. Hover mouse over image to view cleaner app.


Reviews of Ian's Laces App
Ian's Laces App - Miles of Styles! Ian's Laces App was featured in the App Store on 10-Nov-2009, and within two days had risen to #1 in the U.S. "Reference" category.

The following are genuine, unsolicited reviews of Ian's Laces, as submitted to the App Store by satisified buyers. It's terrific to read that people really appreciate this app!
What a cool application- really unique content, great graphics, and interesting interface with lots of cool skins. Even I can pimp out my trainers now!
This app is awesome! All shoelacing possibilites are in this one convenient app, which is great. I love it and would highly recommend this app to anyone.
A really fun app that gives you a collection of fun new ways to lace up your shoes. I may be too old for such nonsense, but that didn't stop me from trying them out. I also was able to share the app with my son (12) and he loves it too!
Very informative and useful. Nice attention to detail. Mom, Dad, and 17 yr. old daughter have used it and give Ian's Laces three thumbs up!!!
I bought this app to fix the problem I was having with my work boots binding at the bend. I ended up changing the lacing on my running shoes also. Great app! The kicker is that my 8 year old son LOVES this! He has now changed the lacing in all his shoes. Before he treated all his shoes like slip ons and would always end up destroying the backs. Now he happily ties them to show the lacing and keeps the shoes looking nice.
A simple shoelace app and this guy went all out; I wish other app developers were more like this guy. I've deleted apps due to their crappyness. I used this app today on my new pair of dress shoes.


Available in the App Store
Visit the App Store to buy Ian's Laces App Visit the App Store to buy Ian's Laces App Full App v3.0.0
Includes 52 lacing methods and 112 variations, 20 shoelace knots plus the fun "Create-a-Lace":
US/CA $1.99, EU 1,59€, UK £1.19, JP ¥230, AU $2.49.
Visit the App Store to buy Ian's Laces iPad App Visit the App Store to buy Ian's Laces iPad App iPad App v3.0.0 - UPDATED!
Also includes 52 lacing methods and 112 variations plus additional features such as rotatable layouts and the Wall of Shoes:
US/CA $2.99, EU €2.39, UK £1.79, JP ¥350, AU $3.99.
Visit the App Store to try the free LITE version of Ian's Laces App Lite App v2.0.0
With a limited selection of 10 methods and 27 variations, the Lite version allows you to sample some of "Ian's Laces" for free (and free of ads).


Related Links
Ian's Book, 'Laces' Ian's Book, "Laces"
"Laces", the book based on this web site, was published in 2007, but is now out of print.

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