New to Jordans? Check Out These Trending Lace Styles.
Air Jordans hit the market in 1985 as the basketball shoe worn by Michael Jordan himself, and their popularity has only grown with time. Now, generations of young people have worn these shoes. Once seen as a product endorsement from a rookie NBA player, these shoes have seen versatility both on and off the court.
Air Jordan 1’s well-known style comes in many colors, but there’s another way to add a bit of customization yourself.
Learn how to lace Jordan 1s in many different ways to make your shoes stand out.
Get Ready to Lace
Before you start learning different ways to lace your shoes, you’re going to want to prepare a few things. Get your Air Jordans and make sure you have laces that are the right length and style. Typically, shorter laces are better if you will only be lacing the shoe part way, but you’ll need longer laces to lace to the top and tie a bow.
Put your shoes on a flat surface and start all of these techniques like you usually would. Tuck your hand next to the tongue and, from the inside of the shoe, insert the laces into the bottom two eyelets pointing up on both sides. Pull the laces up toward the ceiling and make sure the two sides are even by lining up the tips of the laces.
Then start your usual crisscross pattern. Crisscross the laces and insert them into the next two eyelets. Keep doing this until you get to the fifth set of eyelets. Now, the fun part starts. Get ready to learn how to lace Jordan 1s with some new tricks.
Lace Them the Traditional Way
Let’s start with the basics. You can probably guess how to lace Jordan 1s the traditional way. Crisscross and pull the laces through the eyelets, all the way to the top, and tie a bow. 72-inch laces are best for this style.
How to Lace Jordan 1s Casually
The casual look for Jordan 1s starts with 63-inch laces instead of 72-inch. You’ll keep the laces loose and not pull them snug on any part of the sneaker. You won’t lace to the top. Instead, let the laces dangle from the 6th or 7th eyelet, completely untied. You could also loosely lace all the way to the top and let the laces dangle from the top of the shoe about one inch.
How to Laces Jordan 1s More Securely
For another more secure style, lace the shoe to the 5th or 6th eyelet, leaving the entire upper part of the shoe untied, but this time pull the laces tight. Crisscross the laces and pull them through the tongue holder in the middle of the shoe, then tuck them into the shoe. You could create a similar casual but secure style by knotting the laces after pulling them through the 5th or 6th eyelet.
Have Fun with It
Those are just a few ideas for how to lace Jordan 1s. Try these ideas, combine them, or make your own styles to show your personality through how you tie your shoes.