20 Cool Ways To Lace Shoes

Megan Zander | Jan 18, 2019 Beauty & Style
20 Cool Ways To Lace Shoes

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There's something awesome about lifting a shiny new pair of sneakers out of their box and sliding them on. Those gleaming treads and the lack of scuff marks are everything we're missing in our life -- until we try them on and realize that breaking in these new kicks will cost us several blisters and possibly a layer of heel skin. Suddenly, our tried and true, worn-in sneakers don't seem so bad, after all. And with a fresh spin on how they're laced, suddenly our favorite old shoes can become our favorite new ones. 

It turns out, the standard issue in-one-side-and-out-the-other, then tie a bow at the top shoelace design that all shoes come home with isn't the only way to lace a sneaker. With a few minutes and a little patience, there are countless cool designs to give a pair of sneakers a little more style. 

Trying out a new shoelace technique is good for looking at what's already in the closet with fresh eyes. But it's also a way to make sneakers stand out in a crowd, a great idea for kids' karate or dance classes or even that weekly yoga meeting with the besties. And choosing a distinctive shoelace design for each child is an easy way for parents whose kids love to wear matching clothes easily figure out whose shoes are whose (besides squinting at those teeny numbers on the label). 

From sunburst and bow patterns little girls will love to funk ladders and basket weaves even teenagers will smile over, check out these 20 cool ways to lace sneakers and show those old kicks some new love.  

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