Introduction: How to Lace Shoelaces- Bar Style

Hey guys, this is my instructable on how to do your shoelaces- bar style. Bar style Is a lacing method that makes your shoes look cool, and if your tongue keeps sliding off to the side, this keeps your tongue centered.........

List of cons (this comes from experience):
  • they are messy under the tongue
  • they dont work well if the tongue have elastic tongue-centering straps
  • will not fly on lug lace holes
  • They dont look good on athletic shoes

Step 1: The Bottom

To work on the bottom, first make a bar below as shown in picture 1. Then lace an uneven cross below the tongue as shown in picture 2. Bring the laces up over in a bar style as shown in picture 3.

Step 2: Work Your Way Up

This is just repeating what you did in step 1. The laces will go to every other hole on the other side of the shoe, each time.

I got the finished result after repeating step 1 one time. It may be more or less depending on how many pairs of holes are on each side.

Step 3: Hints and Tips

This step is to give you troubleshooting on lacing the shoes. It also will show you common errors people make when lacing the shoes.

Picture one is a neat diagram of the lacing style I found on Ian's shoelace site. Note that all diagonal lacing is to be under the tongue of the shoe, otherwise, you ruin the whole bar lacing effect.

Picture two is a common error most people make. Dont lace your shoes all the way, let a hole be blank, unless you have an even number of holes.

A big tip is that if your shoes have a lace loop on the middle on the tongue, dont lace through that loop...

Comments

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Alexander Wiley (author)2012-06-26

Thanks Man, this was really helpful. Like the shoes too.

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saxmaster765 (author)2010-08-13

I must admit, it looks a lot better on those kind of shoes, but they don't look that bad on athletic shoes.

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shabagana (author)2010-08-11

what types of vans are these?

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DJ Radio (author)2009-11-04

Time to celebrate:

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mg0930mg (author)2008-12-07
List of cons (this comes from experience):

  • they are messy under the tongue (untrue if you do it my way)
  • they dont work well if the tongue have elastic tongue-centering straps (untrue mine have that, that I use)
  • will not fly on lug lace holes (idk)
  • They dont look good on athletic shoes (idk)
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TOMNDAN (author)mg0930mg2009-09-20

i can't do it post better pics

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DJ Radio (author)TOMNDAN2009-10-20

Look at the diagram on step 3.  All diagonal lacing should go under the tongue.

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mg0930mg (author)TOMNDAN2009-09-21

I didn't make this....

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TOMNDAN (author)mg0930mg2009-09-30

i was talking to dj radio duh

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mg0930mg (author)TOMNDAN2009-09-30

Then why reply to my comment. DUH!

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DJ Radio (author)mg0930mg2008-12-07
  • they are messy under the tongue- There are other ways to bar-lace shoes, this method centers the tongue
  • they dont work well if the tongue has elastic tongue-centering straps- Well, I never said its impossible, but it is more difficult, as the tongue-centering straps get in the way
  • will not fly on lug lace holes- lug lace holes are vertical, thus making the bars uneven....
  • they dont look good on athletic shoes- well, thats just my opinion, you may think the opposite...

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mg0930mg (author)DJ Radio2008-12-07

Mine centers the tounge. I think it's easier to do with the straps.

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DJ Radio (author)mg0930mg2008-12-07

yeah, but what if your shoes dont have straps?

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mg0930mg (author)DJ Radio2008-12-07

I have my other shoes that don't have straps

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FeebleReaper (author)2009-08-29

i just got a new pair of skate shoes today (osiris) so i might as well give it a try...

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DJ Radio (author)FeebleReaper2009-08-30

Get nikes next time. They last forever. No seriously, I've had a pair of nikes for a year and a half, and they have nearly no wear and tear despite the fact that I use them for skating.

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erikos kostarikos (author)2009-04-27

a year ago i did this too, but then i did vertical bars throgh the horizontal.
maybe i should post a photo how it looks like?
(on nike air max it looks awesome=]]]])

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Lol, I have these special nikes that look tight, but they aren't 6.0 or the extremely common Air Force one models. They arent the crappy tennis shoes they make either. I was like WHAT THE? when I realized I have had the shoes for a year, and they almost look like they are new.

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nice i alway get my shoes totally dead after 6 months =/
thwn i need to wait 2 months and i get new air max =D

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11010010110 (author)2008-12-31

you dont need to place anything under the tongue

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i blocked my air max's by myself and i dont like the shoelaces under the tongue too.
so i did it on my own way and its almost the same like urs.
but then i got the blocking ends and then your way doesnt work then=P

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xACIDITYx (author)110100101102009-04-30

I did it your way; worked like a charm.

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DJ Radio (author)110100101102009-01-07

I find that method not as good as mine. it can loosen easier.

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funguy29467 (author)110100101102009-01-07

EXACTLY HOW I DO IT /.\ !

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jillmurph16 (author)2009-05-07

:O i have vans too ! it looks amazing !

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ClemensY290 (author)2009-04-14

you forgot to add you tie a not that doesnt come out on the one side

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DJ Radio (author)ClemensY2902009-04-14

I didnt know you were supposed to do that.

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helloworld1 (author)2009-04-02

they make my airwalks look really cool thanks

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DJ Radio (author)helloworld12009-04-02

get another pair. airwalks suck.

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GorillazMiko (author)2009-01-24

I got dem fr3sh k1ck5 @5 we11. 1337 sp3@k d@wg. P3@(3 0ut.

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DJ Radio (author)GorillazMiko2009-01-24

101, p3@(3 /\/\@|\|!

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Shadowfury (author)DJ Radio2009-01-26

1337 15 0\/3r-r@t3|). Just type normally. And, 4/5, looks great, easy, and well-written.

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Radioactv Biohazard (author)2009-01-24

I ride to the mall in my Vans™

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AnarchistAsian (author)2008-12-10

ok ok, fine, i admit this is pretty nice... 5stars...

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DJ Radio (author)AnarchistAsian2008-12-10

Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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happybirthday (author)DJ Radio2009-01-07

really helpful fav and sub

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DJ Radio (author)happybirthday2009-01-07

thanx!

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AnarchistAsian (author)DJ Radio2008-12-11

but unfortunately, my old vans don't fit me anymore =-(

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DJ Radio (author)AnarchistAsian2008-12-30

ah well.

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mynameisjonas (author)2008-12-30

tight!

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DJ Radio (author)mynameisjonas2008-12-30

thanx!

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bullet-head (author)2008-12-21

cool, i learned this from the book were those pictures came from.

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C1337us (author)2008-12-08

I have these exact shoes :P nice job

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DrWeird117 (author)C1337us2008-12-14

Frylock and I'm on top...

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DJ Radio (author)C1337us2008-12-08

Thanx. rate?

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coolboy45 (author)2008-12-12

sweet look 4-5 stars

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Oblivitus (author)2008-12-09

Cool, 3.5 stars.

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DJ Radio (author)Oblivitus2008-12-09

thanx man......

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Doctor What (author)2008-12-08

I've always wondered how to do that. Nice job!

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