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3 Unexpected and Easy Ways To Tie Your Shoes

Lace up.

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Yeah, like you've never forgotten how to tie your shoe.

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If the old loop-dee-loop trick is feeling a bit stale to you, try out a few of these neat shoelace patterns that are sure to funkify your sneaks.

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So when your friends ask you what kind of shoes you're wearing you can say, "Oh this old thing? It's a lattice."

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1. Snake a lace through the second hole to diagonally cross to reach around the fifth hole on the other side. Reach back to make a parallel line. Repeat this three times.

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2. Weave through the existing diagonals to fill the vacant holes until the top laces match up.

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2. Pull the laces through the top hole and tie.

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It's like buried treasure, but instead it's a knot.

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1. Starting from the second hole, pull bars across every other row of holes.

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2. Pull the same lace through the vacant spaces.

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3. Tie a regular bow and tuck it under the tongue.

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For when you're feeling ~colorful~ but need to keep it subdued.

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1. Weave a shoelace into the second hole and out the third. Make bars that skip alternating rows. Snip the end of the shoelace.

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2. Pull the second color shoe lace through the vacant spaces and cut the end so that it is as long as the first.

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3. Tie both ends with a knot.

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Watch the full tutorial here.

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