There are at least 6 different ways to lace your Vans: Straight lace (bar lace), Diamond lace, Cross lace (Criss-Cross), Over-Under lace, Sawtooth lace and Checker Board lace. Each type of lace will give your shoe a different look. Take your time to learn how to lace Vans in proper way and make your Vans sneakers look different everyday. Generally, most Vans come with 36 inches flat laces but you can buy shorter type from any shoe stores. Instead, you can also buy new shoelaces with any colors you want.
How to Straight Lace (Bar Lace) Vans
Straight lace or bar lace is the most common lacing techniques Vans owners do. This lacing method apply to all Vans regardless of how many eyeplet pairs you have on your shoes. Let’s begin!
Step 1: Insert the shoelace down through the bottom two eyelets. You should be able to see the lace form a bar across the bottom.
Step 2: Feed the right lace underneath and push it up through second eyelet on the right side. Bring it to the opposite side and insert it into the second eyelet on the left.
Step 3: Feed the left lace underneath. Skip second eyelet and push it up though third eyelet on the left side. Bring it over and insert it into the third eyelet on the right.
Step 4: Continue this pattern until all the eyelets are occupied. Knot the end of laces behind the tongue for a slip-on tie. Check out the video here for detail guide.
How to Cross Lace Vans Shoes
This lacing techniques only applicable to Vans with an even number of eyelets. You can’t do cross-laced if the number of eyelet pairs on your shoe is odd number. Whether you have 10 or 12 eyelets, you can cross lace your Vans.
Step 1: Just like straight lace, insert each end of the lace downward through the bottom eyelets.
Step 2: Cross the right lace over to the second eyelet of left side. Insert it into the shoe and pull it out away from the shoe.
Step 3: Cross the left lace over to the second eyelet of right side. Insert it into the shoe and pull it out away from the shoe.
Step 4: Continue this pattern until all the shoe is fully laced. Practice a few more times and you can cross lace Vans in less than a minute for sure.
See also: Design Your Own Vans Shoes
How to Sawtooth Lace Vans
Sawtooth lacing a Vans is a special technique but it isn’t hard to learn. Far away, it looks like straight lace but it gives you a busy look when you see it closely.
Step 1: Insert each end of the lace downward through the bottom eyelets.
Step 2: Cross the left end straight up and out through the second left eyelet. Bring it to the opposite side and insert down through the eyelet.
Step 3: Cross the right end diagonally underneath the horizontal lace above it. Cross it out through the third eyelet of left side. Bring it to the opposite side and insert into the eyelet.
Step 4: Do the same pattern in reverse. Cross the left end diagonally underneath the horizontal lace above it. Cross it out through the fourth eyelet of opposite side. Bring it to the opposite side and insert into the eyelet.
Step 5: Continue this pattern until both ends of the lace out from the top eyelets.
Step 6: Reverse the movements for both ends of the lace for the opposite shoe. You should be able to see a symmetrical pattern emerges when both shoes are put together.