Introduction: Bar Lacing

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This will be a tutorial on Another way to Bar Lace your shoes from...

Step 1: String

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String the laces evenly over the eyelets.

Step 2: String

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Use the right string and go under the right eyelet. the eyelet above the last.

Step 3: String

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Take the right string and go straight across (1st bar)

Step 4: String

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Take the Left one (the one still in the first eyelet) ad put it through the 3rd eyelet on the right.

Step 5: REPEAT

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cross with the right, put the left through the third,cross with the right, put the left through the third. once at the top, put the left through the third again and put the right across again but underneath both eyelets.


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cooliojoe-24 (author)2015-07-31

They look nice.?

moonhallow18352 made it! (author)2015-01-03

Awesome tutorial xD. I like this method a lot more than the one they come with. I also found it looks kinda cool if you reversed it and started with the left on the other shoe

loftycrane (author)2010-02-07

I don't know what the method is called - but it's a British Army method and the reason for it is that the laces cross underneath and keep the tongue in place. This may not be necessary for shoe's but for boots it helps a lot.

J@50n (author)loftycrane2010-02-07

 Ah. Makes sense!

professorred (author)J@50n2010-02-07

 From what I heard, it is used because it is easier to cut the boot off if a soldier is injured and needs medical attention quickly.

smile6 (author)professorred2012-04-11

wow thats cool i never knew that! =]

megel (author)loftycrane2010-09-27

I was taught to do this too in sea cadets, cept you cldnt see the lace underneath the stair casing. We were told its also a safety measure, since, if your foot is caught in something its easier to cut the boot off than the regular way of lacing shows.

smile6 (author)2012-04-11

i honestly dont understand @ all :( sorry i wish i could say it helped but it didn't.

pmonterolarrain (author)2010-11-18

nice but i cant see the end

paco_91 (author)2010-10-17

i was lookin for some different way to tie mi shoes haaa

f5mando (author)2010-10-17

In the IDF we tie a knot in one end of the lace, and thread it bar style once through. One sharp blade drawn between the eyelets will open the (7 eyelet) boot.

seabananers (author)2010-06-06

Cool i have to do this cuz i'm in air cadets (507 Mclean squadron)

totallysquirrel (author)2010-03-26

Cool!! I've just done mine and they look fab! I think this is my favorite so far. Thanks for the great Instructable! My converse have 7 eyelets and it worked fine.

Wayne55 (author)2010-02-07

British Forces lacing for both shoes and boots is a different pattern which is the same as method 2 on this page

I served in the Royal Air Force as did my Father and 2 of my Uncles , one pf my uncles served in the Royal Navy and another Uncle and 3 cousins served in the Army and we were all taught to tie our laces tthe same way.

J@50n (author)Wayne552010-02-07

 I brought back some memories i see!

Wayne55 (author)J@50n2010-02-09

oh yes! basic training how to do every thing the British Forces way - or get 50 push ups for not getting it right :)

luvit (author)2010-02-08

 if this requires bunny rabbit ears, then forget it!

Xamith (author)2010-02-07

 I have to use this style of lacing at Air Cadets

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GnomeMaster (author)2009-10-04

actully this isnt bar lacing, if it were the crosses would be under the toung

J@50n (author)GnomeMaster2009-10-04

I think it's European style or somthing

Professor Shoelace (author)J@50n2010-02-04

It's called Sawtooth Lacing on Ian's Shoelace Site, book, iPhone app, and anywhere else you can find it.

sometime in the near future i will post my instructable on the real invisible knot

Professor Shoelace (author)2010-02-04

Copied wrongly from Ian's Shoelace Site - it's actually called Sawtooth Lacing:

J@50n (author)Professor Shoelace2010-02-04


Professor Shoelace (author)J@50n2010-02-04

Just wanted to get the method's name correct.

hippyland2 (author)2009-10-30

aw man i nearly finished when i realized mine have 7 studs on each side and your has 6. it totaly messed mine up!!! good instructable though.

xwx (author)hippyland22010-02-04

Mine have 8 eyelets (I've got Hi-Tops) and it worked fine for me :)

DJ Radio (author)hippyland22010-01-20

You should leave the final stud off.  I do this myself.

J@50n (author)hippyland22009-10-31

 it should work with 7 holes, just repeat a step in the 7th.

SpeakNoEvil (author)2010-02-03

Great Instructable!  I've recently started re-lacing all my shoes with different patterns, it's really great.

My favorite place for shoelace patterns is Ian's shoelace site.

Starburst, you've done a whole ton of good shoelace Instructables; are you using Ian's site (or some other book/site/etc.) as a source?  If so, you should probably add a link to your Instructables.  After all, credit where credit is due...

Well done!

J@50n (author)SpeakNoEvil2010-02-03

 Most of them i have used Google in the pictures and searched shoe lacing. i get my ideas there.

ItsTheHobbs (author)2009-10-04

I like your shoe tying instructables. I think this is my favorite, next to the lattice lacing.

J@50n (author)ItsTheHobbs2009-10-04

HAHA thanks! theres more coming if you would like to subscribe go ahead!

ItsTheHobbs (author)J@50n2009-10-05

I think I will...

DJ Radio (author)2009-10-04

I was gonna say that you ripped my ible off, but this is actually different. Pretty nice!

J@50n (author)DJ Radio2009-10-04

haha don't worry i wont steal yours :)

J@50n (author)J@50n2009-10-04

i think this is actually called the European bar lace.

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