How to Straight Easy Lace your shoes – Professor Shoelace


G’day everyone, Ian Fieggen here, also known as “Professor Shoelace”. Today’s video is about Straight Easy Lacing. Now this is a simplified version of Straight Bar Lacing, which I’ve shown you previously, in which the laces run two at a time weaving up the shoe like that. It’s a little bit convoluted and complicated, so, Straight Easy Lacing is a much simpler version. Let’s show it to you now. I’ve got us set up here on a simple sneaker, and … I’ve started with the lacing fed straight in through the bottom pair of eyelets. Now the left end I’ve got fairly short, and the right end quite a bit longer, and the reason for that is that the left end begins by simply running straight up the inside and out through the top eyelet. And that remainder is what you’ll be tying your shoelaces with. Now the right end feeds straight up the inside, out through the next higher eyelet, then straight across on the outside, and in through the adjacent eyelet. In fact, that’s what we do the whole time, we just weave this right end all the way up the shoe. So we go straight up the inside once again, straight across the outside, in through the adjacent eyelet. Straight up the inside, straight across the outside. Now the downside of this is that one end travels a much greater distance than the other end, and you’ll find that, over time, because they’re different lengths like that, the different friction means that one end will gradually shift and get shorter than the other end, so, you’ll just have to re-adjust this every now and then. Now, at the top of the shoe, tie it off with your favourite knot. I’m using my Ian Knot, the world’s fastest shoelace knot. And that’s it, Straight (Bar)- Straight EASY Lacing, I keep saying “BAR” because it, again, has a … sequence of horizontal “bars” like … like the Straight Bar Lacing. Now the other thing you’ll notice that the ends are fairly long, just like Straight Bar Lacing. If I compare it to Criss Cross Lacing, you’ll see why, that … with the Criss Cross, you have two segments for every pair of eyelets. Here you only have one segment for every pair of eyelets. And that introduces a third problem, which is the fact that … on shoes with seven [odd] pairs of eyelets, well, here you go, you … run across and back and across and back, and at the top of the shoe, you suddenly find that you’ve ended up with both ends on the same side, and you can’t tie that, can you? So … in fact, I’ve got it on my website, you’ll see … this is Straight Easy Lacing, and I’ll just animate that for you. You can see the blue end sort of runs straight up the left side while the yellow, right end weaves through the eyelets and … finishes the lacing. Now if I whizz down to the “Workarounds” section, you’ll see … here’s a bunch of different workarounds for shoes with an odd number of eyelet pairs. And, I won’t go into any great detail, but you can run a diagonal or a crossover or … you know, run across and back or double it up through the top eyelets, but … Anyway, there are a bunch of workarounds for seven eyelets but, obviously, six eyelet pairs gives you that neat finish. And … so that’s it, Straight Easy Lacing. Hope you enjoyed it! And if you want more information, diagrams, instructions, animations, you name it, you can go to Ian’s Shoelace Site: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace

35 Comments

  • First comment and viee

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  • This one is so cool! I'm glad we are having a new video regularly now 🙂

  • Love your videos! Recommended you to one of my friends and I think he found the magnetic shoe clasps from you! 🙂

  • Is this possible with lug lacing?

  • Can you show how to make your shoelaces hand only about 1 cm down neatly not messy

  • Hang

  • Hello sir. I had purchased a pair of sneakers online and when i tried it i was disappointed as the shoes was very uncomfortable and wouldn't even fit.I was about to return the shoe and just then it clicked that i should try a different lacing style.I followed you and after trying straight bar one the shoe not only fits perfectly but looks even better.Thanks a lot sir!

    P.S. – I learned Ian knot from you ?

  • That was not at all hard!☺ Personally all my shoes look cool…..

  • Professor you helped me a lot that i want to thank you from the kindest
    THANKYOU

  • professor u are great it really helped me

  • can u do a vedio on how to tie on studs

  • video

  • Nice

  • My Shoes Only Have 3 Holes In It
    What Should I Do? ?

  • be ooooooooooooooooooooo

  • nice

  • What to do with that remaining laces now? That bothers so much.

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  • Good

  • Tq

  • how do you manage to explain something so simple so badly?

  • Thank u uncle

  • Thanks professor……,,,

  • How i less in 5 hole shose

  • Good

  • Thank You So Much~?
    Yours was cleaner than my work tho…I had short laces

  • Thanks professor !

  • You helped a lot???

  • Thanks??

  • Im 10 and i dont know how to tie a shoes ?

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  • Thank you professor. You're a credit to your science.

  • Very nice

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