How To Lace Up Your Dress Shoes: Bow Tie Lace

Bow Tie Lacing diagram 1


I know you gentlemen know how to tie your tennis shoes, and yesterday you learned how to' Army Lace' your laces. Assuming that some of you own a pair or two of oxfords, I am here to offer you yet another way to lace them.

If you already know this way, great! But just in case you actually want to try it, our friends over at Ian's Shoelace Site helps us diversify our shoe game:

Today's technique:

Lacing Technique 1 (for EVEN numbers of eyelet pairs):
1. The lace is run straight across the bottom (grey section) and the ends are fed in through both bottom eyelets.

2. Both ends are run straight up the inside and emerge through the next set of eyelets up the shoe, thus introducing a "gap".

3. The ends are crossed over on the outside and are fed in through the next set of eyelets up the shoe.

4. Repeat steps (2) and (3), alternating between running straight up on the inside or crossing over on the outside, until both ends reach the top eyelets


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