First three things that come to mind when lacing boots are: fashionable, comfortable and practical. Over the years many have tried diverse ways, methods, and looks. Here we will be seeing 5 different methods. Boots are longer than shoes thus give more way to creativity. Other than the design and the way the laces are weaved from one loop to another, laces come also in different thickness and colors. Here are the 5 different techniques. For each method, you can use the laces that come with the best logger boots else purchase one of your preferred design and color.
- The Classical Way
– For the classical or standard way, insert the laces into the bottom loops from the inside to the outside on top of the tongue;
– Then take the laces from the ends and ensure the tips are of the same length;
– Now thread the laces in a diagonal fashion from inside to the outside;
– Take the tip and thread it to the next loop from the inside towards the outside;
– Continue in this way until you reach the top or last loop of the boots.
- The Diagonal Way – From Out to In
This technique is the same as The Classical Way, with the difference that the threading is done from outside to the inside of the loop.
– For the diagonal way, start by inserting the laces into the bottom loops from the outside to the inside on top of the tongue of the boots;
– Take the laces from the ends and ensure they are of the same length;
– The next step is to thread the laces in a diagonal fashion;
– Take the tip and thread it to the next loop from the outside towards the inside, diagonally;
-Continue in this fashion towards the top or last loop of the boots.
- The Army Style
– Start from the bottom passing the laces from underneath and not over the top;
– Pull through and make laces even;
– Thread the lace on the right side to the next loop on the right and same for the left side;
– Now take the right and pass it in a diagonal fashion to the left, repeat the same for the left side;
– Continue to the top of the boots;
– Once finished check that the laces have been passed the same way through the top thus left passing on top of the right;
– Finish by making a bow. The bow can be left outside or else tucked away in the boots
- The Firm Way (The Paratroopers method)
– Start by passing the laces in the bottom loops, from inside to the outside;
– Check the tips are of the same length;
– Now pass on the lace on the same side passing it from the top toward the bottom;
– Repeat for both sides;
– Cross over to the opposite side taking the lace from top to underneath. The lace should look in a straight line;
– The take it again to the opposite side and loop it under the place where the loops are in a vertical manner;
– Continue threading by taking the lace to the next loop in a vertical manner, and then once again cross horizontally as per the previous step;
– Continue to the top of the boots and finish by making a bow.
- The Hiking Method
A method used by hikers to relieve pressure on the top of the foot.
– Start by inserting the laces from underneath and then to the top;
– Take both tips and ensure they are of the same length;
– Now thread the lace to the loop in a vertical way;
– Continue in this manner up to a point of your choice where your foot has ample space for movement;
– Then continue threading as the diagonal method. Choose your preferred option either the classical way or the diagonal way;
– Finish by making a bow, either keep it outside or tuck it inside.
Try the above methods and find your preferred style of lacing your boots. Your feet do a lot of hard work taking you to places. Thus, consider choosing a comfortable one apart from having an amazing look, one which fits the shape of your feet. Enjoy trying the lacing techniques!