How To Hide Laces On Sneakers
How To Hide Laces On Sneakers
There are just as many shoes with laces as there are without and most people will generally have a variety of shoes. Laces on shoes are great because they allow the wearer to tighten or loosen their shoes as needed. While there is certainly nothing wrong with laces, there are times when you just don’t want them to be visible.
For those outings when you just don’t want those laces to be obvious, we’ve discovered a few novels tricks on how to hide laces on sneakers so you can change the look of your shoes without really changing anything.
1. Hide The Bow
One of the simplest ways to make the laces less obvious is to hide the bow. You can simply tuck them over the top of the tongue or hide them back through the rest of the lacing. This isn’t really hiding the laces completely but if you hate constantly re-tying your shoes, this will keep your shoes fastened and you won’t be tripping over your laces. This method of hiding laces is often referred to as crisscross lacing with an invisible bow.
2. Hiding The Knot
Hiding shoe laces on sneakers is going to be a lot easier when you lace your sneakers correctly. It involves lacing over the eyelets instead of under them and tying the knot at the top. Once you’ve tied your laces, tuck them over the tongue and inside your sneakers. If this causes you any type of discomfort, reposition the knot to the outer side of your sneakers.
3. Tie At The Back
If you find a knot tucked under the tongue of your sneakers uncomfortable, get longer laces and tie the bow at the back of your heels. This is pretty handy if you’re wearing jeans or pants as the laces will be well hidden but you’ll still have your shoes properly fastened.
4. Don’t Tie Your Laces
If you really want to hide those laces don’t tie them at all. Lace your sneakers using the common crossover method, put your shoes on and pull the laces as tightly or as loosely as you like them and simply tuck the laces inside your sneakers.
5. Use The Bar Lacing Method
Some years ago, skaters were lacing up their sneakers with something called a bar lacing method. This gave sneakers a cutting-edge look that was very appropriate for the skating enthusiasts. The bar lacing method not only looks good, but it can also be used to hide those laces. Tied or untied, you can hide your laces under the tongue of the sneakers or tuck them along the sides of your ankles.
6. Grab Some No-Tie Shoelaces
For those who just don’t feel like fiddling with laces there is a cheaters’ alternative. No-tie shoelaces fit over any sneakers for a neat look. They are usually made of a combination of elastic and silicone so you get all the stretch you need. Not only does these do away with laces, they can also turn any pair of sneakers into comfortable slip-ons. Best of all, these are available in a variety of colors so you can easily match them to the color of your sneakers, or have them stand out by choosing a contrasting color.
7. Go For Bungee Laces
Technically, bungee laces are still shoe laces but there is no knot to look at. Bungee laces are awesome for those who like to put their sneakers on in a hurry and be on their way. You lace these through your sneakers just like you would any other laces but then you place the top ends through a toggle lock and trim off any excess. You can then just slip on your sneakers and pull or loosen bungee laces and stay comfortable no matter how long you need to wear your sneakers throughout the day.
8. Invest In Shoelace Anchors
Hidden laces are becoming increasingly popular so it stands to reason that manufacturers are getting creative with ways to conceal them and coming up with some simple but innovative products. One such product is the shoelace anchor. These are tiny bits of plastic or rubber that you fit to the end of the laces. After you’ve laced up your sneakers in your preferred method. You can then tuck these anchors at the back of your heel or you can even hide them under your sneaker’s insoles.
9. Use Rubber Bands
You can hide the shoelaces on your sneakers or you can get replace them with something else. Rubber bands are a great alternative to shoelaces but you will need a rubber band for each pair of eyelets for a uniform look. If that’s not your thing, then get a longer rubber band or steal a few of your sister’s multi-colored hair bands. If you choose this longer band or some of your sister’s, you will need to lace up somewhat tightly so that your sneakers will remain firmly on your feet while you’re running around. The elasticity of the bands will allow your feet to move naturally and they shouldn’t become uncomfortable after a long day on your feet.
If All Else Fails …
If you really have an aversion to tying the laces on your sneakers every time you put your shoes on, don’t fight it. If all else fails and you really want to stay away from laces, there are sneaker alternatives that don’t include laces. All leading brands of sneakers include Velcro fasteners and some are simply made with elasticized uppers that make pulling sneakers on easy and comfortable. Then we can also explore the endless selection of loafers and espadrilles which are simple, slip-on sneakers or shoes that offer a casual style of sneakers without bothering with laces.
You don’t need to be flashing laces if you really don’t want to and there are some great methods you can implement to keep the laces on your sneakers hidden. Whichever of these methods you choose, the important thing is that your sneakers are still comfortable. If your feet are happy, you’ll be happy too.