3 Fun Way to Lace Your Shoes

Are you tired of tying your shoes the same way every single day? Looking for something to add a little smile to your workout? A fun new trend is on the rise and people are finding creative and fun ways to decorate their shoes by tying their shoelaces in fun and interesting patterns.

There are more than 43,200 ways to lace up a shoe! Here at KURU, we have collected three of these patterns and they are sure to get you excited about lacing up thoseworkout shoes.

A few things to remember before you get started:

  • The shoes must have at least four eyelet holes going up each side of the shoe for these methods to work. Six or more would be better for the look of these patterns.
  • You may need to buy longer shoelaces. Most shoelaces that come with your shoes at the store are just long enough to tie the standard way. Each of the patterns will have a suggested shoelace length under the title.

1.Lock Lacing

Recommended Shoelace length: 45 inch

This method is used to create a very tight tie. Sometimes referred to as the “runner’s tie”- it will not come undone while you are on the move. This is also recommended to help prevent heel slippage. If your shoes are slightly oversized (for example, when one foot is a different size than the other), this might keep them from falling off or sliding around. Shoes that are not sized correctly are not just annoying, but can cause foot pain and may need to be replaced. You can also use this way of lacing your shoes with any amount of eyelets. You can see a photo and tutorial for this method here.

"Sometimes referred to as the ‘runner’s tie’ it will not come undone while you are on the run."

Lace the shoe up to the second-from-top eyelets using any lacing method (eg. Criss Cross Lacing is shown here).

  • The ends run straight up on the outside and in through the top eyelets.
  • The ends are crossed, then each end is fed under the vertical section on the opposite side.
  • The ends are returned to the middle for tying, pulling the vertical sections inwards.

2.Lattice

Recommended Shoelace Length: 45-60 inch

This method is very popular because it is fairly simple and looks great on any type of shoe. The pattern is made by crossing and weaving the shoelaces. It can also be done with any number of eyelets or with more than one color of shoelace so that it creates a fun and festive pattern for holidays.

"It is fairly simple and looks great on any type of shoe."

You can see photos and a tutorial for this method here.

  • Cross the ends on the outside and feed in through the set of eyelets three rows higher up the shoe (skip past two sets of eyelets).
  • Run both ends straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
  • Cross the ends on the outside and feed in through the set of eyelets three rows lower down the shoe (skip past two sets of eyelets).
  • Run both ends straight up on the inside and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
  • Cross the ends on the outside and feed through the set of eyelets three rows higher up the shoe (skip past two sets of eyelets).

3.Straight Bar Lacing

Recommended Shoelace Length: 45 inch

The Straight Bar Lacing should only be done on shoes with an even number of eyelets so that laces end in the right places to be tied at the top.

"Many people have started using this pattern to tie dress shoes for a unique look."

This method is also very popular and gives your shoes a simple clean cut look. You do not have to use this only on sneakers, many people have started using this pattern to tie dress shoes for a unique (but still professional) look. It is also very comfortable!

You can see photos and a tutorial for this method here.

  • Begin straight across on the outside (grey section) and in through the bottom eyelets.
  • The left (blue) end runs straight up on the inside, then straight across on the outside.
  • Both ends run straight up on the inside, each skipping one eyelet and emerging two eyelets higher up.
  • Both ends continue straight across on the outside and in through the adjacent eyelets.
  • Alternate running up on the inside and across on the outside until lacing is completed.

No matter what kind of lacing you decide on, our KURU shoes with patented KURUSOLE™ technology gives you style and comfort from your first to last step. Enjoy powerful support so you can do more and go longer than ever before in your KURU shoes.

No matter which activity you are wanting to do in your life, KURU has a shoe for you that will give you the support, comfort and style that your feet have been craving.

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