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Step 1: String

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String the laces evenly over the eyelets.
They look nice.?
moonhallow18352 made it!7 months ago

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

loftycrane5 years ago
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)  loftycrane5 years ago
 Ah. Makes sense!
 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.
wow thats cool i never knew that! =]
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.
smile63 years ago
i honestly dont understand @ all :( sorry i wish i could say it helped but it didn't.
nice but i cant see the end
paco_914 years ago
i was lookin for some different way to tie mi shoes haaa
f5mando4 years ago
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.
seabananers5 years ago
Cool i have to do this cuz i'm in air cadets (507 Mclean squadron)
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.
Wayne555 years ago
British Forces lacing for both shoes and boots is a different pattern which is the same as method 2 on this page http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/shoeshoplacing.htm

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)  Wayne555 years ago
 I brought back some memories i see!
Wayne55 J@50n5 years ago
oh yes! basic training how to do every thing the British Forces way - or get 50 push ups for not getting it right :)
luvit5 years ago
 if this requires bunny rabbit ears, then forget it!
Xamith5 years ago
 I have to use this style of lacing at Air Cadets
J@50n (author)  Xamith5 years ago
GnomeMaster5 years ago
actully this isnt bar lacing, if it were the crosses would be under the toung
J@50n (author)  GnomeMaster5 years ago
I think it's European style or somthing
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
Copied wrongly from Ian's Shoelace Site - it's actually called Sawtooth Lacing:
J@50n (author)  Professor Shoelace5 years ago
Just wanted to get the method's name correct.
hippyland25 years ago
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 hippyland25 years ago
Mine have 8 eyelets (I've got Hi-Tops) and it worked fine for me :)
You should leave the final stud off.  I do this myself.
J@50n (author)  hippyland25 years ago
 it should work with 7 holes, just repeat a step in the 7th.
SpeakNoEvil5 years ago
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)  SpeakNoEvil5 years ago
 Most of them i have used Google in the pictures and searched shoe lacing. i get my ideas there.
ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
I like your shoe tying instructables. I think this is my favorite, next to the lattice lacing.
J@50n (author)  ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
HAHA thanks! theres more coming if you would like to subscribe go ahead!
I think I will...
DJ Radio5 years ago
I was gonna say that you ripped my ible off, but this is actually different. Pretty nice!
J@50n (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
haha don't worry i wont steal yours :)
J@50n (author)  J@50n5 years ago
i think this is actually called the European bar lace.