Introduction: Loop Back Lacing

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Step 1: String

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String the laces underneath the eyelets. Cross the string to make an X. Then make another X. you can achieve this by twisting the strings 360 degrees. take the string on the left and put it through the left eyelet. take the string on the right and put it through the right eyelet.

Step 2: XX

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make 2 more X's and sting into the eyelets.

Step 3: X's

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make 2 more X's and sting into the eyelets.

Step 4: More Xing

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make 2 more X's and sting into the eyelets.

Step 5: Last X

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make 2 more X's and sting into the eyelets.


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your new laces are ready to take on the world!



GillesS2 (author)2015-10-04

There is this LOOP LACING LOCKtechniquethat can be used in a
number of different lacing patterns to insure a tight and snug fit
anywhere along the eye row of your shoe, depending on where your laces
seem to be slipping.

kaylirox123 (author)2013-01-10

Awesome I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!

seductivemistresss (author)2012-07-03

cool, i have to do this on my high tops.

hasha2000 (author)2012-01-03

I don't care who came up with it first, I found it here first... :)

I like what you did, it's not hard at all. Yet I wanted two-tone, So I doubled up the laces with contrasting colors.

Shoes are dirty and not Cons...

Professor Shoelace (author)2010-02-04

Copied from Ian's Shoelace Site:

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

I have now given credit to him on the ones i used as a reference. thanks but you could have been less rude about it and told my politely.

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

Sorry that you considered it rude.

Wow, does Ian own all the unsual shoelace designs. well by all means lets all give Ian his due.........Hail Ian wonderous shoelace designer.........Go!!!! IAN!!!

Pointy Cactus24 (author)2010-10-17

its actually a simple process. i just looks kind of hard. : )

totallysquirrel (author)2010-04-05

finally got round to doing mine, so cool! thx man!

totallysquirrel (author)2010-03-28

cool!    I'll have to try this one out as well!

cupcake811 (author)2010-03-08

I'm going to do this soon... converse are really popular and this will make mine cooler! :)

ScienceWiz (author)2010-02-04


Great instructable!!!
Kids at my school, total nerd school, call this Double Helix lacing... I wanted to do it for a while, but couldnt find instructions anywhere...

Thanks for providing a tutorial!!

J@50n (author)ScienceWiz2010-02-05

 yup, no problem!

LTplusW (author)2009-12-27

 Pretty cool thanks =) did it to my chucks

J@50n (author)LTplusW2009-12-27

 check out my others if you like, and if you want, i would like to see a pic of the final shoe!

endolith (author)2009-10-15

Is there a benefit to this?

kenskila (author)endolith2009-10-20

I would think two:

provide additional friction from the additional string to string contact points resulting in reduced lace slippage, and;

increased mechanical advantage from the additional fulcrums or pivot points created when the string changes direction.

I've been using a modified form of this on the top few levels of hiking boots for years to fine tune and lock in the upper lace settings.

J@50n (author)endolith2009-10-16

your shoe laces look nifty

big-jamie (author)endolith2009-10-15

 nah =D just looks good lol

pikwitonei (author)2009-10-15

I will have to try this because I wear size 10 1/2 4E running shoe andif I need to tie it tight at the toes but I cannot tie it to tight atthe top of the shoe or it causes the top of my foot to hurt. Eventuallythe slack at the top moves down to the toe and the shoe becomes sloppyand the front and starts to hurt.

J@50n (author)pikwitonei2009-10-16

try it!

flirt1 (author)2009-10-11


J@50n (author)flirt12009-10-12

  Спасибо! Я попытался перевести это на русский язык. Я надеюсь, что я получил это право.

is this Russian i tried to translate?

northcoastnomad (author)J@50n2009-10-16

"!?0A81>! / ?>?KB0;AO ?5@525AB8 MB> =0 @CAA:89 O7K:. / =045NAL, GB> O ?>;CG8; MB> ?@02>."

At first, it looked like a confusion of emotes and letters. lol

J@50n (author)J@50n2009-10-12

 that did not work.

J@50n (author)flirt12009-10-12


jakerox43 (author)2009-10-09

Mine, in many opinions, looked pretty good. They were on Reynolds, but I don't know what your DCs look like so I can't  tell how they would look. But definitely try. Shoe stores and sports stores and the Internet are your best bets for odd colored laces!

jakerox43 (author)2009-10-08

Awesome! I did this awhile back with different color laces (blue and orange). People kept saying "I like your shoes!" It was on skate shoes, which, like cons, are also great platforms for creativity. 

J@50n (author)jakerox432009-10-08

 thanks for the comment, glad you liked it!

allan12345 (author)2009-10-08

hurray  finally a way to tie my shoes now
becuz i never knew how to tie my shoes jk

J@50n (author)allan123452009-10-08

 glad u liked it!

c0lin (author)2009-10-07

Hey you got posted on Make!<br /><br /><a href=""></a><br />

J@50n (author)c0lin2009-10-07

 THATS SO COOL! Thanks for the link. i had no idea.

wazzup105 (author)2009-10-05

Ah, this does bring me back to the eighties... don't forget to interweave different color shoelaces (like white ones horizontal and black ones "vertical" for a nice checkerboard design)

Or forgo shoelaces altogether (remember Run DMC ... "My Adidas"...)

J@50n (author)wazzup1052009-10-05

Also, sorry but Run DMC was a little before my time :)

J@50n (author)wazzup1052009-10-05

i don't have any other colors of shoelaces of mine. i'm gunna buy some i hope soon and make even MORE instructables with my Converse! it looks like people like this one a little too much lol, 2,648 views in only 3 DAYS!

c0lin (author)2009-10-03

What are the pros and cons to lacing your shoes this way?

J@50n (author)c0lin2009-10-03

Realy nothing. They look cool and you can't feel any differance from your normal lacing.

Devil-le (author)2009-10-03

Hi, thank you very much.
You can also see :
Some are really crazy.

J@50n (author)Devil-le2009-10-03

alright, thanks for the link! i also have 3 more shoe lacings coming either today or tonight.

kissiltur (author)2009-10-02

this is a very clear instructable (with the inevitable "sting" for "string" typo in at least one place - step 1) but what I don't understand is why this would be a good idea. It's not even that noticeable a pattern, at least not to my eyes.

J@50n (author)kissiltur2009-10-02

well, im trying to get into a habit of posting a new instructable mostly everyday. I'm going to Start by making a whole mess of shoe instructables. If you would like to check out the other ones i have the links are :


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