Converse tennis shoes were originally made for tennis athletes in 1915. The original All Star line of Converse shoes, introduced in 1918, later became a fashion staple for youths during the 1950s and punk rockers during the 1980s. An original shoe with its own sense of style, Converse shoes soon became a part of everyday fashions from the 1980s on. Lace your Converse shoes with the classic straight-lace style using a shoelace size long enough to tie. Pair Converse shoes with jeans, canvas workpants or khakis any time of the year.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Count the number of eyelets on your Converse shoes to determine the shoelace length needed. Low top Converse generally have six to nine eyelets on each side, depending on the size. Standard high-top Converse have eight to nine eyelets. Extra high Converse have anywhere from 13 to 20 eyelets.
Select shoelaces that are 45 to 63 inches in length for low top and standard high-top Converse shoes. Choose 72-inch shoelaces for extra high-top Converse shoes. Purchase 72-inch shoelaces from the Converse website, or from a local shoe store.
Fold the shoelaces in half, to obtain an even lace measurement for the left and right eyelet rows. Center the shoe's tongue and insert the shoelace ends through the top of the first right and left bottom eyelets. Pull each shoelace end through the bottom of each eyelet. Straighten twisted the shoelaces before proceeding to the next step.
Pull the right shoelace end diagonally under the eyelets and insert the shoelace end under the second left bottom eyelet. Then, pull the shoelace through the eyelet and lay the shoelace across the top of the shoe. Insert the shoelace through the second right shoelace eyelet, creating another straight lace line across the second row.
Place the left end shoelace diagonally under the shoe eyelets, and insert the shoelace end under the third right eyelet. Set the shoelace across the top of the shoe, and insert the shoelace through the top of the third left eyelet. Pull the shoelace through. Continue to repeat steps four and five to lace your Converse shoes. Stop lacing when you reach the eyelets that sit before the top two eyelets.
Insert the last left shoelace end under the right top eyelet and pull the shoelace through. Draw the right shoelace end under the left top eyelet and pull the shoelace through. Place your Converse shoes on and tie the laces.
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