- Step 1: Thread each end of a lace through the two bottom eyelets on the big toe side of your shoe, lacing from the inside-out.
- Step 2: Bring one end of the lace you threaded straight across the toe and through the bottom eyelet on the other side of the shoe, from the outside-in.
- Step 3: Skip the next eyelet and thread the third eyelet, from the inside-out, moving straight up the side of the shoe.
- Step 4: Bring the lace straight across the tongue, and push it through the eyelet on the opposite side.
- TIP: Instead of laces crossing each other, this method produces a ladder-like design.
- Step 5: Follow the pattern of lacing across the top of the shoe, skipping an eyelet, and threading the lace through the next eyelet.
- TIP: This parallel lacing technique prevents tightness along the tops of a runner’s feet.
- Step 6: Repeat lacing until every eyelet is laced and your shoes are tied.
- FACT: Leather running shoes with spiked soles were developed in 1852.
You Will Need
- A pair of sneakers
- Two laces