Almost all sneakers are laced in factories, very easy you might say but it's not always pretty. If you've been following Sneakerjagers for a while, you know that it looks a lot nicer when you re-lace your new pairs yourself. For sneakerheads, relacing sneakers has even become a ritual. Factory laces are often incredibly tight and the lacing is not always neatly done. But what different ways are there to lace your sneakers?
Fabric lacing is often done bottom lacing, which involves passing the laces through the lace holes from bottom to top. When re-lacing, the most common technique is to thread them through the holes from the top. This way offers a firm grip and allows you to get in and out of the shoe easily. You start at the bottom of the sneaker and then cross upwards. Tip! With many silhouettes, it is nicer if you skip the upper lace eyelets when lacing
A creative way of lacing is the straight bar. It is a popular technique that gives that extra touch to the sneaker. Instead of crosswise, the laces run horizontally across the shoe. You start at the bottom of the sneaker just like the previous one. Then you put the right lace from inside to outside through the eye above it. With the left lace, you do the same but skip an eye, allowing the right lace to be inserted into that eye, thus creating a horizontal line.
The lacing may be good, but the looping really finishes the shoe. A loop that is far too long looks very clumsy, but a double knot does not look nice either. Make sure the loop is subtle by knotting it small. Besides, this is also more practical as you will not step on it. As icing on the cake, make sure the knot is straight and the loops are the same size. When you make a single bow, it will always stay straight.
Of course, there is also the option of not making a loop, this gives a cool look to your sneaker. Especially with the Air Jordan 1, this can look better than a loop. However, it is important to keep your shoes comfortable, which is why there are some ways to still tie your laces without seeing a loop.
For example, you can make a loop behind the tongue but you can also make a loop by crossing the laces on one side again at the end. When you finish with the right side, put the lace through again on this side but a hole above it. This way you have a loop on the inside which you can then tuck into your shoe. Ideal!
There are many more ways to lace up your sneakers, the most popular ones we have highlighted above. But what could be more fun than looking for your own style?
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