While tying shoelaces seem like a fairly simple task, you'll be surprised to know how many ways there are to tie your shoelaces. Some are easier than others. It's also important to tie your shoelaces properly before practicing your sport to avoid any kind of mishaps or hassles during the game.

If you are looking for a new technique all you need is a pair of your favourite shoes and patient hands.

2 Secs – Tie your Shoelace

Do you think it's even possible to tie your shoelaces in 2seconds? Yes, it is, check out the video below. 

8 Standard Methods to Tie your Shoelaces.

  1. Standard Knot
  2. Bunny ears
  3. Circle Method
  4. Alternative Straight-Lace Method
  5. Lattice Method
  6. Tying the Bow
  7. Straight-Lace Method
  8. "Magic Fingers" or “Ian Knot” Technique

1. Standard Knot: Tying a basic knot

  1. Place the shoes on a flat surface.  Tie a basic knot.
  2. Make a loop with one of the laces 
  3. Use your other hand to wrap the other lace around the loop. 
  4. Pull the shoelace through the hole to form another loop. 
  5. Hold both loops and pull them tight.

2. Bunny ears Technique:

  1. Place the shoes on a flat surface. Tie a basic knot.
  2. Make a “bunny ear” loop with one of the laces. 
  3. Make a “bunny ear” loop with the other lace.
  4. Tie a basic knot with the “bunny ear” loops.
  5. Pull the “bunny ear” loops tight.

3. Using the Circle Technique:

  1. Place the shoes on a flat surface.
  2. Tie a basic knot.
  3. Tie another knot, but don’t tighten it.
  4. Thread one shoelace into the circle. 
  5. Thread the other shoelace into the circle.
  6. Pull the loops tight. 

4. Alternative Straight-Lace Method

  • Put the shoestring's toe end through the upper right opening and the excess end through the base left opening (close to the start of the shoe). There ought to be barely sufficient ribbon staying to tie it toward the end in the left opening.
  • Put it on the contrary opening in an orderly fashion utilizing the right end.
  • It should be removed from the bottom and inserted into the subsequent hole from the bottom up.
  • Until you arrive at the last opening, continue to push it evenly across the openings.
  • Make a bow with the two leftover ends.

5. Lattice Method

  • Beginning straight across, enter through the bottom eyelets on the exterior.
  • Both ends pass through the following higher row of eyelets and rise straight up on the inside.
  • The left end ventures straight up on the all-around through the following higher eyelet. The right end runs slantingly up and right outwardly, taking care of it through the eyelet three lines higher up the shoestring tie (skirt two columns).
  • The now right end enters via the lowest open eyelet at the bottom left, feeds up straight up inside, and exits through the next higher eyelet. It then ventures slantingly down and left outwardly.
  • The now-left end enters via the eyelet that is second from the top right, running diagonally up and right on the exterior.
  • To fill the remaining eyelets, switch to the right end and proceed in the opposite direction of the above course. For a neatly woven outcome, alternate between crossing over and under at each juncture.
  • Lastly, both ends pass straight up on the inside through the top eyelets before exiting.

6. Tying the Bow

  • Start by tying a standard Left-over-Right starting knot.
  • Simply double the right end back on itself to create a "loop."
  • Passing behind the right circle, take the left trim and pass it around to the right.
  • To finish in front, continue the left end around the right circle.
  • The bunch is exactly equivalent to the Standard Shoelace until this point.
  • Contrary to the Standard Shoelace tie, wrap the left lace twice around the right loop.
  • To finish up in front a second time, wrap the left lace around the right loop once more.
  • Pass the left lace through the newly formed loop.
  • The left lace should be fed through repeatedly until a loop forms on the right side.
  • To tighten the knot, just tug on the loops right now. The previous drawing's chaotic, twisted tangle will reform into a tidy, completed knot.

7. Straight-Lace Method

  • A shoestring ought to be embedded into the main shoe's eyelets.
  • The closures of the shoestrings ought to be uniform. Pull the side that is more limited until they are equivalent long. Your most memorable bar is currently accessible.
  • Prepare to bind the following bar. Grasp the ribbon's right end. Bring it up through the second eyelet on the right side in the wake of running it down the underside of the eyelets. Never overlook an eyelet. Between the eyelets, the shoestring ought not to be apparent.
  • Ribbon the accompanying bar. Pull the indistinguishable right bands straight across the left half of the shoe. Haul it out until it is educated and embed it through the second eyelet on the left side.
  • Set the third bar to lace. Skip the second eyelet (which you have already laced) and continue down the bottom of the eyelets on the right side of the shoelace until you reach the third eyelet. Pull it until it is taught after bringing it up through the third eyelet.
  • Maintain lacing up to the final eyelet closest to you.
  • Start by tying a left-over-right knot. The left trim is then folded over the left thumb and pointer, utilizing the excess fingers of the passed available to hold the ribbon rigid. The right trim is then held between the right thumb and pointer.
  • This activity makes two circles, one with the remaining detail toward the back and the other with it toward the front.
  • While the left hand essentially turns forward to swing its circle across to the right, utilize the right hand's centre finger to push the last detail of the right trim behind.

8. "Magic Fingers" or “Ian Knot” Technique

  • Start by knotting left over right. The left lace is then pulled taut with the help of the other fingers on the left hand while the right lace is held between the thumb and forefinger of the right hand.
  • With this manoeuvre, two loops are formed, one with the loose end in the back and the other with the loose end in front.
  • While the left hand merely rotates to swing its loop over to the right, the right hand's middle finger should be used to push the right lace's loose end behind.
  • The following manoeuvre crosses the two loops over one another.
  • While the right centre finger continues to push its remaining detail between the passed-on thumb and pointer to wrap up the left circle, utilize the passed-on thumb to push its remaining detail over to the right.
  • Each hand must do this challenging manoeuvre by grabbing the loose end of the loop with its two fingers within the loop. Snatch the free right end with the left thumb and pointer, then the free left end with the right thumb and centre finger.
  • In this motion, the hands release their loops and pass the free end of the loop on the opposite hand through their own. Make sure you completely draw the ends through so that a "knot" rather than a "bow" forms.
  • By tightening the loops, the knot is simply finished in this final phase.


So, these were all the different techniques of how to tie laces on shoes. Following these shoelaces knot styles, you will attract a wider audience and make a mark in the crowd.


1. What is the easiest way to tie shoelaces?

The straight lace method is the easiest way to tie a shoelace.

2. How to tie shoe laces in the best 3 ways?

Three different ways to tie a shoe knot include:

  • Bunny method
  • Lattice method
  • Straight lace method

3. How to tie laces on shoes step by step?

We have mentioned seven different ways to tie shoelaces. You can follow any of the above as per your likeability.

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