If you're one who loves sneakers and wants to show them off to the world every single time you wear them, we have a treat for you. With the rise of the sneaker culture, sneakers aren't a mere sport-based necessity anymore. From red carpets, street style, Indian-wear to the runway, sneakers can be rocked anywhere, anytime.
Being such a versatile shoe, the possibilities of styling a pair of sneakers is endless. If you want to re-vamp your trusted shoe in the easiest way possible, try out some unique shoelace designs. Such a simple move can take your shoe-game to a whole new level. Check these 5 cool shoe-lace patterns out:1. Ladder
Step 1: Start by inserting the two ends A and B into the bottom pair of eyelets from beneath.
Step 2: Pull out both the ends and insert them in the pair of eyelets which are second from the bottom. Now pull the end A from beneath and do the same for the end B. You will see two vertical loops across two eyelets from the bottom.
Step 3: Take each end and weave it in the loop formed on the opposite side. Its best to refer to the illustration for the same. Repeat the same procedure on the successive loops.
This ladder will take you all the way to the promised land, trust us.2. Bars
Step 1: One of the most popular ways to tie shoelaces is the bar pattern. Prefer a single or a double colored lace to get the best look from this pattern.
Step 2: Insert the two ends into the bottom pair of eyelets to form the first bar. Then form a second bar by pulling end B from the second eyelet and inserting it in the eyelet next to it.
Step 3: Now, take end A from the first eyelet on the left, skip the second, and insert it in the third from beneath. Do the same for the B end. Take it from its last position on the left (second), skip one on the same side, and insert it into the next one.
Voila! Now that's the kind of bar hopping we like!3. Checkered
Step 1: This lacing pattern looks super fly. To achieve it, you're gonna need two laces of different colors, preferably white, black, red or yellow.
Step 2: Use one lace and start by forming a simple bar-patterned lacing as shown in the illustration. When you reach the end-point, tie both the ends of the first lace from under it.
Step 3: Take the second lace and start interweaving the first lace starting from the bottom left, going straight up and ending at the bottom right. You can then tuck or knot the loose ends of the bottom pair of eyelets.
Pro tip: This style isn't supposed to be tied up but to style a shoe as a slip-on.4. Zipper
Step 1: From the top-left eyelet, start looping every diagonal eyelet. Continue looping till you reach the bottom-right eyelet of the shoe.
Step 2: Start looping the bottom-right eyelet and pass the end through the eyelet parallel to it. Now, start from the current one and go on looping diagonally till the top as like Step 1.
Step 3: When you reach the top, you're all set. Wear the show and show it off!5. Z shaped
Step 1: As seen in the bar pattern, you'll see the lace forming the alphabet 'Z' on its way. Begin by passing the two ends through the bottom most set of eyelets from above to form a bar. Refer to the bar pattern illustration in point 2 for extra help.
Step 2: Grab end A from under and pass it diagonally through the third eyelet that you see on the right side. Take end B and pass it through the next eyelet (second one from bottom), and then through the eyelet parallel to it to form the second bar.
Step 3: You need to make the bar from each end that comes out of the eyelets on the right hand side, and also the diagonal lines from the ends peeking through the left side. Keep going till the end and your Z-shaped lacing should be done and ready to flaunt.