How do I lace Vans authentic shoes?

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How do I lace Vans authentic shoes?
Threading your Vans using a criss-cross pattern. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Vans shoes first went on sale in 1966. During the 1970s, they became a popular shoe for skateboarders and are now sold to men and women all over the world. You can purchase Vans in many different colours and styles. If you've just bought a pair of Vans trainers, you might be wondering how to how to lace them correctly. The shoes have permanent eyelets to make lacing easier, but be sure to lace them in a regular pattern.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Take the right end of the lace and pull it through the front two holes at the bottom of the row of eyelets. Pull the lace through until the middle of the lace lies between the left and right holes.

  2. 2

    Cross the right side of the lace over to the left and thread it over the top of the lip and through the eyelet above the bottom row on the left side. Repeat this with the left side of the lace, threading it over and through the right side eyelet. The laces should now be crossed in an "X" pattern.

  3. 3

    Thread the remaining eyelets repeating this pattern. Always cross the lace over to the eyelet on the opposite side to the last hole you threaded and insert the lace over the top of the eyelet, pulling it through. This should form a series of "X"s up the front of the shoe, one "X" for every row of eyelets. Stop threading when you reach the last set of eyelets or when you have laced the shoe as far as you want to.

  4. 4

    Tie the laces in a traditional bow or tuck them into the shoe to avoid tripping on loose laces.

  5. 5

    Repeat the whole process for the second shoe, starting at the bottom and threading in a criss-cross pattern.

Tips and warnings

  • Flatten the laces before you start threading to make sure they aren't twisted or creased when you insert them through the eyelets. This will give the shoes a neater appearance.

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