How to Shoe Shop Lace your shoes – Professor Shoelace


G’day everyone, Ian Fieggen here, also known as “Professor Shoelace”. Today’s video is about Shoe Shop Lacing. Now when I was growing up, you would often see this lacing method in shoe shops because a lot of shoes actually came pre-laced that way from the factory. Don’t see it so much nowadays but the name still stuck. Now I’ll show you this lacing method on my “Ian’s Shoelace Site”. I’ll just zoom up to the diagram and you can see – if I animate it – it’s basically one end running diagonally from bottom to top, the other end zig-zagging through the remaining eyelets and tied off at the top of the shoe. Now let’s look at that on a real shoe. I’ve started with both ends feeding in – – straight across the bottom and feeding in through the bottom eyelets. And the left end I’ve got – fairly short and the right end about twice as long. And the reason for that is that the left end I’m going to run diagonally straight up the inside and out through the top eyelet. So we … don’t need much length there. The other end I’m going to run diagonally up the inside and out through the next higher eyelet. Then we’ll continue straight across the outside and in through the adjacent eyelet. Again – diagonally up the inside and out through the next higher eyelet. Straight across the outside and in through the adjacent eyelet. Now – at the moment, on a shoe like this with a wide spacing, you can see all those underlying bits. But if you have a dress shoe that has … the sides closer together – – all those diagonal underlying bits will be hidden. You have a much neater result. In any case, at the top of the shoe, tie it off – I’m using my “Ian Knot”, the world’s fastest shoelace knot. And it does look a little bit asymmetrical, but if you lace your other shoe in reverse – – as a mirror image – – you’ll end up with a sort of a balanced result on both shoes. Anyway, that’s Shoe Shop Lacing – – hope you enjoyed it! If you want more information – – diagrams, instructions, animations, you name it – – you can go to Ian’s Shoelace Site: www.fieggen.com/shoelace

6 thoughts on “How to Shoe Shop Lace your shoes – Professor Shoelace

  1. Any way to make the top one be a straight bar and then tuck in the laces instead of having them come out and lacing them

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