The most common and basic way of tying a shoelace as we know it is this criss-cross style. The advantage to this is its ease to tie along with the firm grip it offers compared to other shoelace styles. A fair disadvantage is the amount of pressure it inputs on the high in-step.



Start by beginning to put the lace on one side, followed by crossing to the other side although not in the parallel eyelet row but a row further. Repeat the same by going to the other side by putting the lace under. Continue and secure the top.



If you have a High In-Step, if you experience pins & needles sensation often while wearing shoes, its because the shoelaces are accumulating too much pressure on the top of the instep. The High-Arch Lacing will help reduce pressure on top of the instep.


Start by lacing your shoe as you usually would. Cross the Laces to the second eyelets. Now, tape the laces directly up the next eyelet without a cross leauing an uncrossed area in the shoelaces mid-length. Follow the crisscross to secure to the top.




If you suffer from the discomfort of heel slippage due to a narrow heel or other reasons. This type of shoe-lacing with the end loop that ensures to secure your heel in place without tightening the rest of your shoe differently.


After lacing the starting normally, put each lace end back through the last hole to create a small loop on the top side of the shoe. Thread each loose end through the loop on the opposite side, pull and create a tight secure closure.



If you suffer from toe pains or toe related injuries, this shoe-lacing technique is your solution from preventing the toes to curt up. The part of the shoe above the toe gets pulled away from the nail while the rest of your shoe is tied up.


Thread one side of the laces at top of the shoe on opposite side of your big toe. Then take the lace to the end of the shoe closest to the big toe, to the bottom eyelet making a diagonal line. Now finish by lacing up the shoe with this single long lace in a zig-zag fashion.



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