Lacing Shoes

Shoe Lacing

Are all of your shoes, sneakers and boots still laced up the way they were when you bought them? This section presents some of the many fascinating ways of lacing, either for different applications or just for appearances. Why not take the plunge? Whip out those laces and re-do them to suit your needs or personality.

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Lacing Methods Shoe Lacing Methods

An extensive selection of 61 × shoe lacing tutorials, including traditional and alternative lacing methods that are either widely used, have a particular feature or benefit, or that I just like the look of.

Bi-Color Lacing Methods Bi-Color Lacing Methods

Lacing shoes with two different colors is a great way to display country or team colors or simply to make use of the spare shoelaces that are supplied with many sneakers nowadays.

Lug Lacing Methods Lug Lacing Methods

Many shoes, sneakers and boots come with lugs instead of eyelets. This section presents a number of variations of regular Lacing Methods that are suitable for shoes with lugs.

U-Lace Methods U-Lace Methods

Replacing shoelaces with U-Lace no-tie laces converts the lacing into short, individual elasticized segments. This section presents a number of variations of regular Lacing Methods that have been adapted for use with U-Lace.

Create-a-Lace Create-a-Lace

Experimenting with shoe lacing methods on a real shoe can be tedious. Create-a-Lace is a "virtual diagram" that makes it so much easier. Your creations can even be shared with others by simply sharing the URL.

2 Trillion Methods? 2 Trillion Lacing Methods?

On an average shoe with six pairs of eyelets, there are almost 2 Trillion ways to feed a shoelace through those twelve eyelets! Impossible? This page shows the maths behind that extraordinary number.

Lacing Comparison Shoe Lacing Comparison

I've presented a number of different shoe lacing methods on this website. This page compares them feature by feature to help you choose

Lacing ratings 1 to 5 stars Shoe Lacing Ratings

All of the lacing methods on this site have the facility for visitors to give them a rating from 1 to 5 stars. Here, you can view the results of those ratings and compare the popularity of the various methods.

Lacing Photos Shoe Lacing Photos

Here you can see photos of all sorts of trendy shoes, laced with various lacing methods, that have been sent to me by site visitors. If you're after some lacing inspiration, this is the place!

Lacing Shoes Feedback

I'm only a knot newbie, but my dad recently handed me down some shoes because I needed some proper shoes for athletics. As a deeply frugal person, I thought it was best to help make them fit for my slightly smaller feet instead of shopping for new shoes. Learning better lacing, including the knot itself (which is what your site focuses on), has basically eliminated heel slippage and a litany of other potential health hazards.

– Yannis A., Aug-2019

I Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for your site.

I discovered it a few years ago now and it's opened my eyes to what's possible with shoe lacing in an extremely practical and attractive way. I've had shoes that didn't fit quite right become comfortable multiple times. I've been able to choose lacing schemes that fit the look of my shoes or how I want them to feel when I wear them. It's been a wonderful little enrichment to my life.

Thank you.

– Arthur B., New Zealand, Sep-2018

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