15 Cool and Different ways to tie your sneakers shoelaces

Sha June 25, 2009 3

I got thinking, the way I tie my sneakers is pretty dull.

It’s the old-school ways, and I need some cool knots to tie the shoelaces.

Well I found a couple of resource online, and I’m reproducing it here.

You might have seen it before or know some of the knots.

It’s a pretty cool list. I didn’t know there’s a whole variety of them.

My favorite is the hidden shoelace.

Being a neat freak, I chose the knot as it looks the neatest and simplistic of them all.

via SneakerFreaker.com


1. Ladder

Ladder

Ladder

1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.

2. The laces then go straight up and are fed into the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

3. The ends are crossed over and are fed under the vertical lace section on the opposite sides of the shoe before going straight up and into the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

4. At the top set of eyelets, the laces can once again cross over and pass under the straight section as shown. This not only looks consistent with the rest of the lacing but also forms a High Lace Lock, which tightens the lacing even more firmly.


2. Zipper

Zipper

Zipper

1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.

2. The ends are looped back under the lace where it feeds under the side of the shoe.

3. The ends are then crossed over each other, then they go under and out through the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

4. Steps 2 and 3 are repeated until both ends reach the top eyelets.


3. Double Back

Double Back

Double Back

1. The lace runs straight across the second set of eyelets from the top of the shoe.

2. Cross the ends over and feed into the fourth set of eyelets, skipping the third set.

3. Continue down the shoe, two sets of eyelets at a time.

4. At the bottom, run the laces vertically between the bottom and second from bottom eyelets.

5. Double back and work your way back up the shoe through the vacant sets of eyelets.


4. Loop Back

Loop Back

Loop Back

1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.

2. The left (red) end is spiralled up the left side of the shoe, with the end fed under and emerging from each eyelet.

3. The right (orange) lace is spiralled up the right side of the shoe, at each eyelet looping through the left (blue) lace in the middle of the shoe before feeding under and emerging from the next eyelet.


5. Bushwalk

Bushwalk

Bushwalk

1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.

2. One end of the lace (orange end) runs straight up the right side, is fed into and runs straight across the second set of eyelets.

3. Both ends now run straight up the left side, each skipping one eyelet before feeding in two eyelets higher up.

4. Continue running both ends across the shoe, then straight up two eyelets at a time.

5. At the top of the shoe, the laces end up on the same side and the shoelace knot is tied at that point.


6. Sawtooth

Sawtooth

Sawtooth

1. The lace runs straight across the bottom and the ends are fed into both bottom eyelets.

2. One end of the lace (orange end) runs straight up the right side, emerges from and runs straight across the second set of eyelets.

3. The other end (red end) runs diagonally underneath and, skipping the 2nd set of eyelets, emerges from and runs straight across the 3rd set of eyelets.

4. Continue running each lace diagonally across and up 2 sets of eyelets until one end (orange in my example) reaches the top right eyelet.

5. The other end (red in my example) then runs straight up the left side to emerge from the top left eyelet.


7. Footbag

Footbag

Footbag

1. The lace runs straight across and emerges from the third set of eyelets from the bottom.

2. Both ends run straight down and are fed into the second set of eyelets from the bottom.

3. Both ends again run straight down and emerge from the bottom set of eyelets.

4. Both ends now run straight up along the outside and are fed into the fourth set of eyelets (the first vacant pair).

5. The ends are crossed over each other, then they go under and out through the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

6. Repeat step (5) until both ends reach the top.


8. Display

Display

Display

1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and is fed into rather than emerging from both bottom eyelets.

2. The ends are crossed over, then inserted into the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

3. This process is repeated until both ends reach the top eyelets and end up inside.


9. Hash

hash-cool-different-ways-tie-sneakers-shoelaces

1. The lace runs straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.

2. Skipping two sets of eyelets, cross the ends over and feed into the fourth set of eyelets.

3. Both ends now run straight down one eyelet and emerge from the third set of eyelets.

4. Continue up the shoe, each time crossing over and going up three sets of eyelets, then straight down to emerge from the next set of eyelets below.


10. Twistie

twistie-cool-different-ways-tie-sneakers-shoelaces

1. The lace is run straight across the bottom and emerges through both bottom eyelets.

2. The ends are twisted together with one complete twist in the middle of the shoe .

3. The ends then continue across to the opposite sides, where they go under and out through the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

4. This process is repeated until both ends reach the top eyelets.


11. Hidden Knot

Hidden Knot

Hidden Knot

1. The lace runs straight across the bottom and emerges from both bottom eyelets.

2. Cross the ends over and feed into the 4th set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).

3. Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the 5th set of eyelets.

4. Cross the ends over and feed into the 2nd set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).

5. Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the 3rd set of eyelets.

6. Cross the ends over, feed under and emerge from the top set of eyelets (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).


12. Riding Bow

Riding Bow

Riding Bow

1. The lace is run diagonally and emerges from the bottom left and the top right eyelets.

2. The top (red) end of the lace is zig-zagged from the top set of eyelets down to the middle eyelets in a similar manner to the Shoe Shop Lacing.

3. The bottom (orange) end of the lace is similarly zig-zagged from the bottom set of eyelets up to the middle eyelets.


13. Checkerboard

Checkerboard

Checkerboard

1. Start with two pairs of different colour laces, preferably the wide, flat variety (I was lucky to receive two such pairs with my last runners!).

2. With one colour (orange in my example), lace the shoe using either Straight (Fashion) or Straight (Lazy) Lacing.

3. With the other colour (red in my example), start at the bottom of the shoe and weave the lace in and out of the other lace until you reach the top.

4. Fold around the top lace and head back down, weaving out and in until you reach the bottom.

5. Continue across the shoe until you’re out of room or out of lace, whichever comes first.

6. Tuck all the loose ends of the laces into the shoe.


14. Lattice

Lattice

Lattice

1. The lace runs straight across the bottom and emerges from both bottom eyelets

2. Cross the ends over and feed into the 4th set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).

3. Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the 5th set of eyelets.

4. Cross the ends over and feed into the 2nd set of eyelets up the shoe (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).

5. Both ends now run straight up and emerge from the 3rd set of eyelets.

6. Cross the ends over, feed under and emerge from the top set of eyelets (skip past 2 sets of eyelets).


15. Bi-Color

Bi-color

Bi-color


3 Comments »

  1. shafa June 26, 2009 at 12:40 am - Reply

    cool!!!! :P..thks for making the effort to put up all the different types of how to tie shoelaces!!!! :P

  2. Jannah June 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Woah! I used the “display” pattern before back in 2004. LOL kinda “cool” way back then. Wish i’m back in school!

  3. WHY!?!?!?! October 27, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    ALL OF THESE USE THE SAME KNOT, I DON’T UNDERSTAND

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