Cool Ways to Lace Your Shoes

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Many of us rely on one or two good ways to lace up our sneakers. (I must admit, I rarely even re-lace my sneaks once I take them home and out of the box!) So when I came across this new book, Laces: 100s of Ways to Pimp Your Kicks by Ian Fieggen, I was baffled to learn that not only do creative alternatives to your average Criss Cross Lacing exist, but they’ve got cool names like Zipper Lacing and Checkerboard Lacing, which immediately brought me back to my lanyard days at summer camp (ah… the cobra). But Fieggen’s also got an amazing website on which he shares how-tos and other great tips, like how to avoid the "Granny Knot" (a knot that always seems to come undone).

So go on, grab a pair of your kid’s kicks and get to work. Then take some pics and share them with us and Fieggen! PS – I dare you to try the Spider Web!!!
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  1. by Tracy Rizzo

    On October 19, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Hey thanks for the link-I had no idea! i am teaching my specialneeds son to tie his shoes now this will realy help!!!

  2. by vicki

    On October 19, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    My son just learning how to tie his shoes and this would be real helpful. Also a good way to show his 4 year old sister ideas, so she can learn. I love the idea.

  3. by Valerie

    On October 19, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    This is would be a neat itm to own!

  4. by April

    On October 20, 2007 at 7:48 am

    Thanks for the link…I am in need of a way to teach my 4 year old daughter to tie shoes and had no idea how to even start.

  5. by Julie K

    On October 20, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    How fun!

  6. by Janetta Primeux

    On October 20, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    I am for anything that would help childern keep thier shoes tied.

  7. by Lisa Corsi

    On October 20, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    This is great! What a great idea to teach children how to tie their shoes!!

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    On October 20, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    What a neat way to teach my 4 and 5 year-old kids to learn to tie their shoes.

  9. by Elva Denneny

    On October 21, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    It’s a fun way to learn.

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    On October 21, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Grab my kid’s shoes? I think not (his are velcro :P ). I spent some time putting my boots into the paratrooper ladder lace yesterday. It was fun. Thanks.

  11. by Angela

    On October 22, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    This looks like alot of fun!!

  12. by Karen

    On October 22, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Oh my gosh. Some of those designs made me feel like I was back in middle school. lol

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    On September 1, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    its all girly

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