How to lace Vans

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Vans have a rich catalogue of shoes to suit any personality and style, and wearers can add their own personalised touch with a variety of lacing options. We break down three styles of lacing, so you can modify your Vans and make them uniquely yours.

How to cross lace Vans Sk8 Hi

  • Step 1: Start with a basic single bar across the bottom eyelets.
  • Step 2: Then cross over to the opposite side, moving up one eyelet.
  • Step 3: Continue this method all the way up to the top of the eyelets.
  • Step 4: Mirror this technique on the opposite foot so everything is symmetrical.
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How to diamond lace Vans Authentic

  • Step 1: Start with each end of the lace coming out from behind the bottom eyelets.
  • Step 2: Thread the first lace diagonally to the third eyelet from the bottom.
  • Step 3: Thread through the eyelet below, and cross over diagonally once again.
  • Step 4: Continue this ‘eyelet below, cross over diagonal’ pattern and you’ll end up with a ‘woven effect’.

How to bar lace Vans Old Skool

  • Step 1: Start by lacing one eyelet up on one side, and two eyelets up on the other.
  • Step 2: Then take the lace from eyelet one and cross to the opposite side to make the first bar.
  • Step 3: Continue this process, skipping an eyelet each time you cross over to make a bar.

These styles can be applied to any Vans silhouette you like – the choice is yours. Whether it’s the classic Old Skool, the minimal Authentic or the built-up Skate-Hi, Vans has a shoe – and a lace style – for any taste. size? offers a selection of Vans to complete any fit.

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