How to straight lace shoes: the ultimate guide
Lace-up shoes can be tricky to master, especially when you’re trying to make sure your laces are straight. You don’t want them to be too tight or too loose, so getting the right fit can be tough. But don’t worry! With this tutorial on how to straight-lace shoes, you’ll get it just right in no time at all! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be wearing your straight-laced shoes with confidence in no time at all.
The Right Shoes
Choosing the right shoe can be tricky. Make sure it fits you well and is appropriate for your event. You may want a closed-toe shoe if you are going on a job interview or attending a formal event, while an open-toe shoe might be more appropriate for a summer wedding or outdoor party.
If you’re not sure what looks best on your feet, ask someone who knows about these things! Shoes that fit poorly can ruin your whole look and feel. Step 2 – The Right Lace: There are two types of laces that we recommend using: clear elastic shoelaces (often called no tie) and traditional black laces. If you choose clear elastic shoelaces, cut off one end of the lace with scissors in order to tie a tight knot at the other end before inserting it into the shoe’s eyelets.
Select a Lacing Pattern
Once you’ve found a lacing pattern that you like, it’s time to tie it into your shoe. To start, tie an over-under knot with one end of your shoelace. Next, feed one end of the shoelace under and through one eyelet hole on the side of the shoe that is opposite where you started tying.
Then take this same end and go over and then up through the next eyelet hole from where you originally started tying. Continue taking this same side under and up through each eyelet hole, alternating which side goes over or under when going through two holes in a row (i.e., once over, once under).
Preparing the Shoe
Before you start lacing, look at your shoe and decide what parts of it will be visible when you’re wearing it. You can choose not to lace all around if you want, but lacing all around is a lot easier. Decide how much of the shoe you want to be exposed and tie off or cut off excess material.
Now take one end of your shoelace and thread it through one eyelet on one side of your shoe. Make sure that when you pull it through, enough shoelace is left so that you can hold onto both ends with one hand.
The final step in the process is to test out your new laces. To do this, put on your shoes and stand up in them. You should have a friend or family member help you with this part if possible. Have your helper pull on each lace as hard as they can so that it’s really tight, then have them release it back to normal tension.
If there are any noticeable gaps between the shoe and your foot, adjust accordingly by tightening or loosening the laces accordingly until you find a good fit. Once you’re satisfied with how everything fits, make sure to cut off the excess lace from either end before tying a knot or bow at the top of your boot. Congratulations! You’ve just finished strait-lacing your shoes!
Now, you’ll take your shoelaces and tie them in a bow. You want the bow to be neat and tidy, so make sure it’s not too loose or too tight. Simply thread one end of your shoelace through the other, pull tight, and tie off with a double knot.
That’s it! Now you know how to straight-lace shoes in just five steps! Straight lacing is an easy way to achieve that sleek and polished look that works well for formal occasions or days at the office. To learn more about how to care for your leather shoes, check out our blog post on general shoe care tips for all types of footwear!
Just because they’re close doesn’t mean they’re tight enough! Put on your new pair of shoes and walk around a bit. If you feel like there’s too much space, tighten them up a bit more. If it feels like there’s not enough room, loosen them up a bit more. Keep at it until you find that perfect balance between snugness and comfort. You can also give these laces one last final tightening before you tie them off for a secure fit.
Tying It Off
Cross the laces over each other so that the two ends are touching, then pull both ends away from each other so there is some tension on the laces. Tie an overhand knot with one end and then tuck in under the other end before tying another knot to make sure it doesn’t slip out.