Love to wear lace-up shoes, but want to be original? Then feel free to start mastering simple lacing methods with which you can amaze your friends and those around you.
Top 5 fun ways to tie your shoelaces
"Straight" lacing. Pass the lace through the bottom holes with the ends inward. Lift one end up to the right and pull it out of the upper hole, threading it into the left hole. Then lift both ends up and out, each through one hole, then stretch to the opposite side and thread up again. Finally, pull the end of the lace through the remaining hole at the top.
The advantages of this method: ease and speed of tying laces. Disadvantages: it is necessary that the shoe has an even number of holes (6, 8, 10, etc.).
"Butterfly". The laces intersect on the outside, and on the inside of the shoe they stretch vertically. Pass the lace through the bottom pair of holes towards the wrong side, distribute the ends evenly inside. Next, stretch the ends of the lace vertically to the next pair of holes, cross them and push them into the next pair of holes. And so on to the very top.
The advantages of this method: visually lengthens short laces, looks spectacular from the side. Disadvantages: Not suitable for long laces.
"Knotty" lacing. Ideal for athletic and mountaineering shoes. Slide the string through the bottom holes with the ends out. Next, cross the ends together and tie them in one knot. Spread the tips to the side, put them under the holes and bring them out again.
Repeat this procedure all the way to the top.
The advantages of this method: strong and secure fixation on the leg. Disadvantages: inconvenience when removing shoes.
Reverse loop lacing. Pull the lace through the bottom holes outward, spiral the left end up and thread it into the adjacent hole, and spiral the right end upward and thread it into the right hole in the same way. Along the way, pull it through the loop on the left end of the lace.
The advantages of this method: original weaving. Disadvantages: Because the lace is intertwined, the center may be misaligned.
Zipper lacing. Pull the lace out through the bottom holes. Place the ends under a stitch of the same level and pass through the next pair of holes from the inside. Cross the ends, rewind under the ties of the same level, and stretch to the next pair of holes. Repeat these steps until the end of the lacing.
The advantages of this method: original appearance and reliability of fixation. Disadvantages: Difficulty tightening.
How to tie a lace so you can't see it
Depending on the type and model of shoes, the lace sometimes needs to be hidden. This can be done in the following way, which is called "hidden knot lacing".
First, use the "straight" lacing method, but make the right end of the lace a little longer than the left. Braid the right to the very end, and leave the left unlaced. Pull both ends of the laces inside the shoe and tie them on the left side.
Disadvantage of this method: it is inconvenient to form a knot inside the shoe.
The advantages of this method: spectacular appearance.
Knowing how to tie your shoelaces beautifully can be compared to needlework. Train and be original.