One of the first things we are taught to do as a child is to tie our shoelaces. And while we have modified every other habit according to the current trends, somehow, the style in which we tie our shoelaces still remain the same. Despite the fact that there are more ways to tie your shoelaces than you can ever imagine. The major reason to this could be the fact that we view tying shoelaces as just the end of the process of getting ready. We usually do it at the very end and leave. This simple piece of cloth can be styled in many cool ways. So, why not give it a try? To make it easier, check out this list of simple DIY techniques to tie your shoelaces in different ways that we have compiled for you.
Technique 1: The Diagonal Lacing
Also known as the lightening lacing technique, this lacing technique runs diagonally and is as easy as the basic lacing technique. You can lace up your shoes with this technique pretty fast as half the lace directly goes into the last eyelet. Make sure you do not divide the sides equally else you will end up with one side of the lace shorter than the other at the end. Also, lace both the shoes in reverse to get a proportioned look. This lacing looks trendy with casual outfits.
Technique 2: Shoe Store/Photography Lacing
The main reason why this lacing style is used by photographers and shoe stores is because the laces end inside, which makes it easier for them to neatly stack the laces inside the shoes. It gives the onlookers a very tidy look of the shoes without compromising on the style with a criss-cross design. This is a stylish technique if you have a shoe collection and like flaunting it. In case of wearing the shoes, you can tie the knot and push it under or sideways. These shoe laces are easy to loosen but comparatively trickier to tighten, so keep fastening the laces with each step.
Technique 3: Hidden Cross Lacing
As the name suggests, this lacing technique lets you create a set of straight lines without crossing diagonally to any eyelet and creating a cross. It makes your lacing look very neat. You can use this lacing technique on your formal shoes when you are dressing for a ceremonial occasion.
Technique 4: Cycling / Climbing Lacing
The reason why this technique is called cycling / climbing lacing is because the ends are tied sideways. When you tie the knot on the inside, it becomes very easy for you to hike and climb. When you tie the knot on the outside, it becomes easy for you to cycle. Make sure you use this technique only on shoes with even numbers of eyelet pairs. Otherwise, both the ends would come out on different sides, eventually killing the purpose of the lacing technique.