Personalise Your Converse High Top Sneakers With These 6 Shoelace Styles

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While the sneakers trend may come and go, there’s one brand that never stops being cool. Yes, we’re talking about Converse! Iconic for its high top sneakers, Converse is a sneakerhead’s dream come true with its wide selection of shoe styles. From classic off-white sneakers to the latest chunky high tops, there’s always a pair of Converse to suit every outfit. Elevate the look of your Converse by adding a personal touch to your favourite kicks. Many fashionistas do this through doodling, painting or adding iron-on patches to their footwear. However, we’ve got a simpler method to turn your favourite Converse into one that’s uniquely yours — by weaving a shoelace style unique to you! From ribbon bow lacing to ladder lacing, learn how to tie Converse high cut laces in a few simple steps below. 

Get inspired by our favourite shoelace styles

Before we dive into the various shoelace styles that you can match with different Converse high cut sneakers design, take a quick look at our top picks for shoelace designs that will level up your fashion game!

Found something you like? Read on for the detailed step-by-step guide to recreate these amazing lace looks. Otherwise, we also included other shoelace style suggestions that you won’t want to miss!

Easy shoelace styles to tie Converse high cut sneakers

1. For the bold fashionista: Spider web lacing shoelace style

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Chunky shoes are all the rage right now, and the Converse Unisex Run Star Hike Lugged High Top (available on Converse Official Store) has got to be one of the boldest looking ones we’ve seen. Marrying the iconic high top Chuck Taylor silhouette with hiking boots-inspired soles, the Run Star Hike screams ‘swag’ from every angle. Moreover, the two-toned lugged platform sole adds a hint of ruggedness to the overall appeal. Together with the classic Converse star indented into the rubber sole at the heels, these badass sneakers are a must-have in every fashionista’s shoe collection. Psst, you need not worry that the weight of the shoes will make walking uncomfortable in this revolutionary pair as it comes with OrthoLite insoles for extra support and cushioning. 

A unique shoe like the Run Star Hike deserves an extraordinary shoelace style. And we can’t find a more bold lace design than the spider web lacing style which will definitely make a statement. 

How to tie Converse high cut shoelace style:

Step 1 – Position the shoe with the toe cap facing you. Start from the second lowest eyelets. Feed the laces straight across from inside and out.
Step 2 – Insert the right lace into the last eyelet from the outside and pull it through until you are left with a small loop. Do the same on the left lace.
Step 3 – Cross the ends of the lace and run them diagonally through the third lowest eyelets from inside and out
Step 4 – Feed the right lace through the right loop created in step 2 from under and up. Repeat this on the left side. You should end up with a loop on each side connecting the second and third lowest eyelets.
Step 5 – Repeat step 3 again, this time running the laces through the fourth lowest eyelets. Then, pull the lace through the loops created in step 4.
Step 6 – Continue this until you reach the top eyelet. Tie a knot and secure the laces into a finishing bow to complete your stylish Converse Unisex Run Star Hike Lugged High Top spiderweb lacing!

2. For the fuss-free sneakerhead: Ukrainian lacing shoelace style

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Running late and don’t have time to properly lace up your Converse? The Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra Lightweight (available on Converse Official Store) is perfect for sneakerheads who are always rushing out of the door. It’s designed with an internal neoprene bootie, which you can think of as a fitting sock that helps the shoes stay snug and secure on your feet. This genius design renders the laces redundant to a certain extent and allows you to slip in and out of the shoes easily. 

As such, a low-maintenance shoelace style, like the Ukrainian lacing style, will be perfect for the Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra Lightweight! The Ukrainian lacing style is a unique one that features permanently anchored loops and two captive starting knots. Unlike the spider web lacing that’s mainly for decorative purposes, the Ukranian lacing style is functional as it saves you time from tying a fresh knot with every wear. Additionally, since there are no loose ends, there’s absolutely no risk of tripping over unraveled laces, unlike conventional shoelace styles. 

How to tie Converse high cut shoelace style:

Step 1 – Position the shoe with the toe cap facing you. Start from the top eyelet and strap the laces straight across from inside and out
Step 2 – Tie a left-over-right knot
Step 3 – Feed the ends through the next lower eyelets from the outside
Step 4 – Tug at the laces from the top eyelet to create two big and loose loops
Step 5 – Return back to the loose lace ends and cross them before feeding them into the next eyelet from the outside. Repeat this step till  you reach the last eyelet.
Step 6 – At the last eyelet, tie off the ends at each side to stop them from loosening out of the eyelets. At this point you may have to go back to step 4 to widen up your loops so that the rest of the laces are snug across the eyelets.
Step 7 – Since the Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra Lightweight comes with internal neoprene bootie, you can choose to leave the laces as they are right now. If you prefer a more secure fit, simply tie the two big loops at the top eyelet into a finishing bow without having to do a starting knot. Now you can wear your shoes quickly without needing to fuss over your laces!

3. For the skater boy or girl: Gap lacing shoelace style

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You aren’t a skater boy or girl if you don’t own a pair of Converse high tops! High tops shoes such as the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star National Park Patch (available on Converse Official Store) are great for skateboarding as the higher cut provides more support, stability and protection to the ankles. Moreover, the new Chuck Taylor All Star National Park Patch is a guilt-free shoe investment as it boasts a sustainable and eco-friendly design! Most of the shoes are made of recycled PET canvas — even the laces are recycled! We absolutely adore the star ankle patch which features a colour block mountain scape, staying true to its inspiration from the national parks. This awesome pair also comes in black, so you can have matching ones with your skater pals! 

Heading out for a skateboarding session in your new kicks? Go for the gap lacing style. This shoelace style creates a gap in the middle of your shoe tongue, allowing you to flex your ankles without feeling restrained. 

How to tie Converse high cut shoelace style:

Step 1 – Position the shoe with the toe cap facing you. Lace across the bottom eyelet from inside and out
Step 2 – Cross the laces and feed them through the next row of eyelets from the inside
Step 3 – Repeat step 2 until you reach the fourth row of eyelets
Step 4 – Here’s where you will create the gap. Holding the right lace, insert it vertically through the next eyelet above, from the outside. Then, lace it across to the fifth eyelet on the opposite side from inside and out. Repeat this on the left lace.
Step 5 – To end it off, cross the laces and feed them through the top eyelet from inside and out. Then, tie a knot and complete with a finishing bow.

4. For the chic trendsetter: Ribbon bow lacing shoelace style

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Who said high top sneakers must look punky? Add a spring to your step with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Garden Party Print (available on Converse Official Store)! This sweet-looking pair is peppered with colourful poppies that are bound to brighten up your day. It’s also a great pair of women’s sneakers to wear with cute dresses and skirts! While the default shoelace style already looks great on the All Star Garden Party Print, we believe the ribbon bow lacing style will make these sneakers look even more kawaii!

How to tie Converse high cut shoelace style:

Step 1 – Position the shoe with the toe cap facing you.Slot the lace through the bottom eyelets from inside and out
Step 2 – Cross the laces and bring them through the next row of eyelets from the outside. The laces should look like an X now.
Step 3 – Use the right lace to wrap over and under the centre of the X created in step 2. Pull it through the gap formed between the X and the wrap. Then, slot it into the next eyelet above from the outside. Repeat this on the left lace.
Step 4 – Now that you’ve done your first ribbon bow, it’s time to create a gap before the next ribbon bow. Tuck the right lace into the next eyelet above from inside and out. Then, repeat this on the left lace.
Step 5 – Repeat step 2 to 4 again to create a second ribbon bow
Step 6 – Tie a knot at the top eyelet and end with a finishing bow to complete this fun look!

5. For the snappy dresser: Hash lacing shoelace style

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What do you picture when you think of Converse? Plain white canvas shoes with black midsole stripes? Think again! The Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Crater Polyester Canvas Hi (available on Converse Official Store) is here to break all Converse stereotypes. The kicks are colourful but not too over the top with easy-to-match hues like grey, white and fun colours such as chambray blue and neon yellow.

The shoes are also re-designed to keep in line with the Move to Zero initiative — a journey towards zero carbon and waste production. As such, the midsoles of this pair are constructed entirely of crater foam which explains the speckles. We think they make the shoes extra cool! Plus, the recycled soles are just as durable as their rubber counterparts. Aside from the midsoles, the high top is made of recycled morphlon as well as recycled OrthoLite sockliners and laces — you get the drift. Enjoy this environmentally-friendly iteration with hash lacing, a simple-to-lace yet decorative style that will suit these flashy kicks. 

How to tie Converse high cut shoelace style:

Step 1 – Position the shoe with the toe cap facing you. Start from the bottom and thread your laces across the first eyelets from inside and out
Step 2 – Feed your right lace across and into the opposite eyelet two rows above, from the outside and in. Then, pull the right lace directly down into the eyelet one row below from inside and out.
Step 3 – Repeat step 2 on the left lace
Step 4 – Do step 2 and 3 again on both sides until you reach the seventh eyelets. Slot the laces through the highest eyelets from inside and out, then finish up with a knot and a bow. 

6. For the ol’ school hippie: Ladder lacing shoelace style

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Sneakerheads will know the anxiety when they wear a brand new white Converse. Walking through a muddy field is a big no-no. However, there’s no need to be so uptight when you have the retro-looking Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Ivory White (available on Converse Official Store). This classic number is a favourite of many famous artists and musicians. And now, you can make them part of your fashion legacy too! While the off-white hue is widely adored for its low-maintenance, many also appreciate that it adds character to the classic silhouette.

Inject more style into these timeless kicks with the ladder lacing technique. This shoelace style is a distinctive technique worn on military boots and will offer your kicks a more secure fit. We suggest switching out the default laces to other coloured laces to make this shoelace style even more obvious!

How to tie Converse high cut shoelace style:

Step 1 – Position the shoe with the toe cap facing you. Begin at the bottom with the lace horizontally across the first eyelet from the inside
Step 2 – Thread the right lace through the eyelet above, from the outside. Repeat this on the left lace. You should have a vertical lace design on each side of the shoe.
Step 3 – Feed the laces under the vertical design on the opposite sides to form ‘locks’
Step 4 – Repeat step 2 and 3 again on both sides until you reach the top eyelets
Step 5 – With the remaining laces, finish with a knot and bow and you’re good to go!

Inject more personality into your kicks with unique shoelace styles

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