Lacing Shoes

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Contains over 100 × step-by-step shoe lacing tutorials, over 2,500 × shoe lacing photos, plus the interactive “Create-a-Lace” for designing your own lacing.

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Lacing methods (icon) Shoe Lacing MethodsUpdated!

An extensive selection of 62 × shoe lacing tutorials, including traditional, decorative, functional and military methods.

Lacing methods (icon) Bi-Color Lacing MethodsUpdated!

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.

Lacing methods (icon) Lug Lacing MethodsUpdated!

Many shoes, sneakers and boots come with lugs or hooks instead of eyelets. This section presents a number of variations of regular Lacing Methods adapted to run through lugs or hooks.

U-Lace methods (icon) U-Lace MethodsUpdated!

U-Lace are short, individual elasticized segments for simple, modular lacing – even in multiple colors. This section presents a number of variations of regular Lacing Methods adapted for use with U-Lace.

Create-a-Lace (pic) 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 (icon) 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.

Comparison (icon) 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.

Star ratings (icon) Shoe Lacing Ratings

All of the Shoe Lacing Methods on this site allow visitors to rate them from 1 to 5 stars (1=Awful to 5=Excellent). This page shows the results of those ratings.

Pic gallery (icon) Shoe Lacing Photos

Huge gallery of more than 2,500 photos of sneakers, shoes, boots & more with every imaginable combination of lacing methods – mostly contributed by this site's visitors.

Recent Visitor Feedback

I wanted to thank you for your expertly put together tutorials for different kinds of lacing; I initially came across your website about a week ago when browsing for new lacing methods for my favorite pair of boots, and your website proved to be an invaluable resource in this regard.

After initially making a pass at the “Woven” lace pattern (unsuccessfully...), I settled for the “Ladder” (which honestly was better suited for my purposes to begin with) and have not looked back since, so thanks a lot for that!

– Albin S., Sweden, Dec-2023

I remember using your website many years ago in high school and was recently reminded of it. I recall lacing up dress shoes for a more comfortable fit during orchestra performances.

– Michael T., Sep-2023

I hadn't been on the site for quite awhile but just picked up a new “used” pair of sneakers at our local thrift store; so I wanted to give them some groovy lacing method (as I do with every lace up shoes I have, since I found you) and I see the new flip option!! Oh how this will help me. I'm one of those who doesn't know right from left and up from down. So yeah 🎉😁 and Thanks.

– Krista E., Colorado, USA, Aug-2023

I use your Website regularly to pair my shoes with the fitting lacing to the style and fit of the shoe.

– Serina S., Jul-2023

I needed information about lacing & tying my fancy boots; back at the turn of the century/millennium, I was getting my second associate degree in computing here in Los Angeles. Jeans, slacks, skirts.... every garment managed to untie the boots. Your methods of lacing are extraordinarily effective, providing efficacious & stylish solutions.

– Emcee S., California, USA, Jun-2023

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