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Lacing Shoes
Shoe Lacing Methods

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 functions 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 Lacing Methods

This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 43 shoe lacing tutorials. They include 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.

2 Trillion Methods? 2 Trillion 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 Lacing Comparison

I've presented a number of different lacing methods on this site. This page compares both their visual and functional considerations feature by feature to help you choose.

Lacing Ratings 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 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!

If by "Lacing Shoes" you were actually looking for how to do up the lacing, see my Tying Shoelaces page instead.

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