How To Lace Shoes So They Slip On

Lacing your shoes is a simple task that is often taken for granted, but it can have a big impact on the fit and comfort of your footwear. In this article, we will provide detailed instructions for three different methods of lacing your shoes in a way that makes them easier to slip on.

How To Lace Shoes So They Slip On

Whether you prefer a looser fit, a wider opening at the top, or a convenient slip-on design, one of these methods is sure to work for you. By following these steps, you can customize your shoes to fit your needs and make your morning routine a little bit easier.

When did it become popular to lace shoes so they slip on?

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when the trend of lacing shoes for easier slip-on became popular, as it likely varies depending on the specific style and type of shoe. However, slip-on shoes have been around for many years, and it’s likely that people have been experimenting with different lacing techniques to make their shoes easier to put on for just as long.

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It’s also difficult to say whether this trend is more popular among “lazy” teenagers or any particular demographic. People of all ages and lifestyles may prefer slip-on shoes for various reasons, such as convenience, comfort, or style. Some people may prefer slip-on shoes because they are easier to put on and take off, especially if they have limited mobility or dexterity in their hands. Others may simply prefer the look and feel of slip-on shoes.

Different methods for lacing shoes

There are a few different methods for lacing shoes so that they are easier to slip on, depending on the type of shoe you have and your personal preference. Here are three common methods:

Lacing for slip-on convenience

This method involves creating a large opening at the top of the shoe by crisscrossing the laces over the top of the shoe and then tying them in a knot at the bottom. To do this:

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  • Start by threading the laces through the bottom set of eyelets as you normally would.
  • Cross the laces over the top of the shoe and thread them through the second set of eyelets on the opposite side.
  • Repeat this pattern, crisscrossing the laces over the top of the shoe and threading them through the eyelets on the opposite side.
  • When you reach the top set of eyelets, thread the laces through the eyelets on the same side (so they are not crossed over the top of the shoe).
  • Tie the laces in a knot at the bottom of the shoe.

Lacing for a looser fit

If you want your shoes to be a little looser and easier to slip on, you can try the “ladder lacing” method. To do this:

  • Start by threading the laces through the bottom set of eyelets as you normally would.
  • Instead of crossing the laces over the top of the shoe, thread one lace straight up through the eyelets on one side, and the other lace straight up through the eyelets on the other side.
  • When you reach the top set of eyelets, thread the laces through the eyelets on the same side (so they are not crossed over the top of the shoe).
  • Tie the laces in a knot at the bottom of the shoe.
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Lacing for a wider opening

If you want to create a wider opening at the top of the shoe for easier slip-on, you can try the “bunny ear” method. To do this:

  • Start by threading the laces through the bottom set of eyelets as you normally would.
  • Cross the laces over the top of the shoe and thread them through the second set of eyelets on the opposite side.
  • Instead of crossing the laces again, tie them in a “bunny ear” knot at the top of the shoe by creating a loop with one lace and a separate loop with the other lace.
  • Tie the two loops together with a knot at the bottom of the shoe.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are several different methods for lacing your shoes in a way that makes them easier to slip on. Whether you prefer a looser fit, a wider opening at the top, or a convenient slip-on design, one of these methods is sure to work for you. By following the detailed instructions provided in this article, you can customize your shoes to fit your needs and make your morning routine a little bit easier

Whether you’re running out the door for work, heading to the gym, or just looking for a more comfortable and convenient way to wear your shoes, the right lacing technique can make all the difference.

We hope these methods are helpful! Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like more information. For more articles on shoe care, visit our shoe care section. Our read our guide on how to lace skate shoes.

Patricia Merken

Interior design blogger

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