How to Fix the Shoestrings for the Nike Air Max

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How to Fix the Shoestrings for the Nike Air Max
Lacing a pair of your favourite sneakers is a simple process. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Nike Air Max is a line of shoes introduced by Nike in 1987. Since the shoe line was first released, the Nike Air Max line has become one of Nike's most popular shoes, selling millions worldwide. Due to the popularity of nontraditional lacing designs, newly purchased shoes may be sold unlaced. To some, this may create a baffling situation of how to lace the shoestrings. However, lacing the shoestrings on your Nike Air Max is quite simple and only requires a few minutes of your time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Lay your Nike Air Max shoes in front of you on a table or similar structure. Choose one of the shoes to start with. Turn the shoe so that the front of the shoe is facing toward you.

  2. 2

    Grab one of the shoelaces. Stick one end of the lace into the eyelet at the bottom of the tongue of the shoe. Follow the lace through to the eyelet situated opposite to the eyelet you just laced. Pull the lace through the second eyelet. Hold both ends of the shoelace up. Compare the length of the shoe lace to ensure the lace is evenly distributed on both sides of the shoe.

  3. 3

    Thread one end of the shoelace across the tongue of the shoe into the eyelet located just above the eyelet where you started. Do the same for the opposite end of the shoelace. Inspect your work so far. Your shoelace design should now resemble an "X." Compare the length of the shoelace again to ensure that the lace is evenly distributed on both sides of the shoe.

  4. 4

    Follow this pattern until you reach the last eyelets at the top of the tongue of your shoe. You should continue to criss-cross your laces across the tongue of the shoe. Once you are finished lacing this shoe, begin lacing the other shoe using same design.

Tips and warnings

  • Try experimenting with different lacing designs.

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