Shoelace Zipper Style




Introduction: Shoelace Zipper Style

On my search to find the best BMX shoelace style I have reached a conclusion.

The design I will show you how to do here fist cycling to a "T", it holds the shoe together while leaving minimal lace to tie and get tangled.

This lace style is called "Zipper Lacing" due to the zipper appearance of both strings continuously looping back on itself.

Anyway, lets get started!

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Step 1: What You Need:

To do this lace style on your shoe all you will need is your shoe and the lace that came with it.

Thread the lace through the first two eyelets like shown and then move on to the next step!

Step 2: The First Crossover.

The first crossover is the toughest one to photograph because it is so compact.

You will have to take each end of the lace and pass it under the horizontal lace like shown in the photos.

You then need to thread them through the second set of eyelets from behind like shown.

Step 3: The Second Crossover.

This one is a little easier to understand, you will have to bring each respective string back down the shoe and tuck it under the part that goes into the eyelet.

This is best read while looking at the pictures so you can make sense of it.

Once again you will have to thread the lace through the next set of eyes from behind so it looks like photo 2.

Move on to the next step!

Step 4: Crossover Three.

This is the third crossover, it is super easy unless you have a tongue lug like me, the tongue lug is a little loop you have to thread the laces through to keep the tongue of the shoe central and up.

Again you will have to loop the laces back and under the previous thread like shown.

Now thread through the tongue lug and thread through the next set of eyelets from behind again.

Now you have to move on to the next step!

Step 5: The Last Crossovers

Repeat the same method in the last step until you reach the top eyelet.

Now you may think that pattern is over - it is not! You still need to loop the lace back under the top crossover as if there was another set of eyelets.

If this is confusing, take a peek at the pictures and they should clear things up for you.

Once you have finished you can wear your shoes!

Please check out my other lacing tutorial Here and please share this with your friends!

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6 Discussions


5 years ago on Introduction

Very nice indeed! You are becoming the shoe lace guru :-)


Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

Haha, thanks!

I was motivated to make this one when my other shoe lace 'ible was featured, this one missed the boat and it sort of dropper that motivation off a cliff.

I don't think I will do any more styles, this will be the last one.


Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

Cool, if you post a photo I'll give you a PRO membership :)


5 years ago on Introduction

This is nice. I think I might try it with my Doc Marten's; the green, hemp laces are too long and this might shorten up the tails.


Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

Cool, you have to give it a go!

Please post a photo when you finish them :D