Well done, guys, you got through Monday. Let’s forget the day’s stresses and strains for just a second here and turn our minds to a subject that gets perhaps less exposure than it should: SHOELACES. I’m curious, and I’ve since I’ve been lacing up quite a few new pairs recently, I wanted to turn the vote to the public, so:
What is your favourite style of lacing in general?
We should all be extremely grateful to some guy called Ian who had enough time on his hands (…too much) to make this amazing, and quite frankly, overwhelming, website. Going by Shoelace Sensei Ian’s guide, I think my preferred style is ‘over-under lacing’ or ‘display shoe lacing’. On shoes like Jordans, for example, where I tend to want the laces to be hidden, I’d go with the ‘display’ style, but with any Air Max type silhouette, say, I would go with ‘over-under’, a) because it’s easy and I’m lazy and b) because I love to wear the laces out.
I just grabbed the first two pairs I could find to show you what I mean but here is
which I believe is ‘over-under’, and
which, correct me if I am wrong, are ‘display’ laced
Simpkin likes this style.
My LEAST favourite, in fact it is a dislike so strong it that verges on a hatred, is ‘straight’ or ‘bar’ lacing. It just makes me cringe, I can’t explain why.
Also, does anyone remember back in early high-school (if you are around my age/early 20s) when there was that sudden craze for what Shoelace Sensei Ian calls ‘supernova’ and ‘starburst’ lacing? My friend Tarja showed me how to do that to a pair of Air Max 95s when we were bunking off Physics on the tennis courts or something. We had matching ones except mine were red and hers were blue and we thought it was the coolest thing ever. I might bring that back. C’mon, who’s with me?
Anyway, I’m not on Facebook because I am from prehistoric times, so leave me comments on here and tell me about your lacing loves/hates!
P.S. Based God who? THANK YOU IAN.