How to Lace Gangster Converse

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How to Lace Gangster Converse
Make your shoes stand out with gangster lacing. (Leonard Mc Lane/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Converse sneakers became a popular choice in the 1990s during the rise of hip hop culture. The hip hop style of lacing gives the Converse shoe a unique look. The laces were usually done in a way so that you do not have to tie or untie your shoes. Different styles of lacing are seen with fat shoelaces and can be done by just about anyone. Create your own personal look with gangster-style lacing in your Converse sneakers.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fold the shoelace evenly and slide one end through the right bottom eyelet from underneath. Slide the opposite end of the lace through the left bottom eyelet. The laces will be sticking out through the top.

  2. 2

    Take the right lace and cross it over to the left side and feed it down into the third eyelet. Feed it up through the eyelet below that and cross it over to the right side. Feed it down into the fifth eyelet and then up through the fourth one. Pull it back over and feed the lace down into the seventh eyelet and up through the sixth eyelet. Continue this same pattern with the right lace until you reach the top of the shoe.

  3. 3

    Cross the left lace over the right lace that is already threaded and feed it down into the third eyelet. Pull it up through the second eyelet and across under the right lace into the fifth eyelet. Pull it up through the fourth eyelet. Cross it over the right lace and down into the seventh eyelet. Feed it up through the sixth eyelet and cross it under the right lace again. Continue this pattern until you reach the top of the shoe. All the eyelets should have laces running through them if this is done correctly.

  4. 4

    Take the end strand and tie them together at the top to make the traditional shoe bow. Slip the bow over the tongue of the shoe to hide the laces. Adjust the shoe accordingly by tying the laces as tight as you need to comfortably slide the shoe on and off without having to tie or untie your shoe.

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