How to tie Vans shoes

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How to tie Vans shoes
Dress up your shoes with different coloured laces. (shoelaces image by Aleksander from

Vans shoes are popular among almost every age group. One very popular way to tie your Vans is the bar tie. This style will make your laces look like horizontal bars, rather than a crisscross. The bar tie is easy to complete and looks cool on any style of Vans that needs shoelaces.

Things you need

  • Vans shoes
  • shoelaces

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  1. 1

    Insert both ends of the shoelace into the two bottom eyelets of the shoe. Adjust the laces so they are even. Vans shoes typically have four to five eyelets on either side of the shoe. To make it easier, the eyelets on the right will be referred to as R1 (the bottom eyelet) through R5 (the top eyelet). The left side will be referred to as L1 through L5.

  2. 2

    Pull the right side of the lace up through R2, across the shoe and down into L2.

  3. 3

    Continue using the same lace as in Step 2. Pull the lace up through L4, across the shoe and down into R4. If your shoe only has four eyelets, keep the lace where it is. If your shoe has five eyelets, then pull that lace up through R5.

  4. 4

    Switch over to the second lace side (inside of L1's eyelet). Pull that lace up through L3, across the shoe and down into R3.

  5. 5

    Tie the left shoe lace (in R3) with the right shoe lace (in R4) together inside the shoe if the shoe only has four eyelets. If the shoe has five eyelets, continue to Step 6.

  6. 6

    Pull the left lace (currently in R3) across the inside of the shoe and up through L5. Take the right lace (currently in R4) and pull it up through R5. Tie the shoes as normal.

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