How to Lace Fat Laces

by Ashley Garay

Fat laces are extra-wide laces commonly used to tie shoes worn for skateboarding. Fat laces come in a variety of patterns and colors, and people most often lace them in straight lines across the shoe with the knot tucked away. While this look is aesthetically pleasing for wearer, it also allows easy removal of the shoe by cutting the laces straight through in case of an injury during skateboarding.

Step 1

Fold your fat lace in half to find the middle of the lace.

Step 2

Hold the middle of the lace in the center of the bottom two holes of your shoe.

Step 3

Thread the ends of the laces through the bottom left and right eyelets, keeping the ends equal.

Step 4

Pull the left end of the lace up through the third eyelet on the left side of the shoe and pull it across the shoe and down through the the third eyelet from the bottom on the right side.

Step 5

Pull the right end of the lace up through the second eyelet on the right side and down through the second eyelet on the left side.

Step 6

Pull the lace extending from the second eyelet on the left side up through the fourth eyelet on the left side and then down through the fourth eyelet on the right side.

Step 7

Pull the lace up through the top eyelet on the right side and then down through the top eyelet on the left side.

Step 8

Pull the lace extending from the third eyelet on the right side and pull it up through the fifth eyelet on the right side.

Step 9

Push the lace down through the fifth hole on the left side.

Step 10

Tie the ends of the laces together on the inside of the shoe and tuck ends of laces down into the shoe. Adjust as needed for comfort.

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