How to Lace Skytops

Written by angela roe
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Skytops are tennis shoes made by Supra Footwear. They're high-top shoes that have an abundance of eyelets, creating confusion in how to best lace the shoes. Lacing the Skytops fully makes the shoes challenging and time consuming to put on and often requires the shoe be partially unlaced. As a result, most Skytop wearers don't lace the shoe fully, but wear the shoes with an abbreviated lacing process. Learning this abbreviated lacing process will save you time and frustration when you want to wear your Skytops.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Push the ends of your shoelace through the bottom eyelets of your Skytops. Adjust the lace so you have equal amounts on either side of the shoe. Make sure the lace is flat across the tongue of the shoe, not twisted.

  2. 2

    Pull the right lace end to the left side of the shoe and come up through the bottom of the next eyelet so the lace is on top of the shoe. Pull the left lace to the right side of the shoe and pull it up through the eyelet on the right side. Both laces should be on the outside of the shoe. Adjust as needed so the laces are flat against the shoe tongue and not twisted.

  3. 3

    Continue lacing the Skytop shoe, drawing the shoelace up from below the eyelets to out the top of the shoe. Make sure the lace is flat after each row. Stop when you reach the spot on your shoe with two holes side by side.

  4. 4

    Pull your lace from below through the hole closest to the tongue of the shoe and thread the lace back down through the hole right beside it, creating a dash mark with your shoe lace. Do this on both sides of the Skytop shoe. Note the laces do not cross over the tongue during this step and the laces are inside the shoe after this step.

  5. 5

    Thread the lace ends up through the top hole farthest away from the tongue. Pull about two inches of lace through the hole and allow it to hang. Tuck the excess lace into the shoe. Do this on both sides. Note the eyelets between the dash mark and the top eyelet are not used.

  6. 6

    Pull the wings of tongue out so they extend over the shoe and they're not tucked into the shoe edges to complete the lacing of your Skytops.

Tips and warnings

  • Feel free to play with the lacing possibilities for your Skytops to create your own look.

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