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Lattice Lacing

A Step-by-Step Shoe Lacing Tutorial

About the Lattice Method

The Lattice lacing method takes lacing one’s dress shoes a step farther than the other methods. With its woven look, an attention to detail and careful look at the instructions are imperative for getting this style right. The over-under-over pattern is key. Note: These instructions are written specifically for shoelaces with six eyelet pairs. Follow along with our infographics if your shoe has a different number of eyelet pairs.
DIFFICULTY 5/5

Lattice Instructions

  1. 1. With the toe facing you, slip your shoelace through the bottom eyelet pair. The shoelace should go under the facing and remain unseen.
  2. 2. Take the left shoelace and lace it through the right eyelet three from the bottom. Lace it so that the lace goes from the outside of the facing towards the tongue.
  3. 3. Take the right shoelace and lace it through the left eyelet three from the bottom. This should form an X shape, with the right lace crossing over the left.
  4. 4. Take the left and right shoelaces and lace them through the eyelets above to form a vertical line, under the facing.
  5. 5. Take the left shoelace and lace it through the right eyelet one from the bottom. Lace it so that the lace goes from the outside of the facing towards the tongue.
  6. 6. Take the right shoelace and weave over the top left diagonal and under the bottom left diagonal. Then lace it through the left eyelet one from the bottom.
  7. 7. Take the left and right shoelaces and lace them through the eyelets second from the bottom to form a vertical line, under the facing.
  8. 8. Weave the right shoelace under the bottom right diagonal and over the top right diagonal. Lace it through the left top eyelet, under the facing.
  9. 9. Weave the left shoelace over the bottom left diagonal and under the top left diagonal. Lace it through the right top eyelet, under the facing.

  10. NOTE: These instructions are written specifically for shoelaces with six eyelet pairs. Follow along with our infographics if your shoe has a different number of eyelet pairs.

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