How to Double Lace Vans

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Double lacing is a term used to describe a particular way of lacing shoes. Specifically, it involves the interweaving of two different-coloured laces within a single shoe to produce a multicolour effect. This lacing technique is especially popular among wearers of Vans skate shoes because of the subculture associated with this brand of footwear.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Two pairs of shoelaces (two different colours)
  • Vans shoes

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Lace one colour of shoelaces through one of the shoes. Start the lacing at the pair of lace holes that are nearest to the toe of the shoe. Once the lace has gone through these two lace holes, stop lacing.

  2. 2

    Take your other shoelace of another colour and begin lacing it through the same shoe. Start the lacing at the pair of holes that are second up from the toe of the shoe. Once the lace has gone through these two lace holes, stop lacing. At this point you should have the four lace holes that are closest to the toe of the shoe occupied by the two different laces.

  3. 3

    Return to the first shoelace and continue lacing it through the same shoe. The lace should skip over the pair of lace holes that are occupied by the second lace and continue lacing from the pair of lace holes that are third up from the toe of the shoe. After this third pair of holes is laced, stop lacing.

  4. 4

    Return to the second shoelace and continue lacing it. The lace should skip over the pair of lace holes that are third up from the toe of the shoe and continue from the pair of holes that are fourth up from the toe of the shoe. After this pair of holes is laced, stop lacing.

  5. 5

    Continue alternating the two laces in this pattern until the shoe is entirely laced.

  6. 6

    Repeat steps 1-5 for the second shoe.

Tips and warnings

  • For a helpful illustration of how to double lace your shoes, refer to the Resources section of this article.
  • Be sure to periodically check the remainder of lace on both sides of the shoe while you are lacing. Otherwise, you may end up with too much lace on one side of the shoe.

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