How to lace up your Vans


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#2

if they’re lo top vans like the eras or the ones pictured in that video, no laces at all is the way to go. its wicked comfortable & theres really no difference in the way the shoe stays to your foot. sometimes you need to give them a couple days before they stop “flip-flopping” against your heel but its worth it. in my opinion anyway. :v:


#3

Oh, I guess I’ve been doing it wrong.


#4

Yes to the ‘what laces’ reaction. The whole point of ‘Vans’ to me is not needing them at all. Simple, comfortable, great for cycling in platform pedals.

(Disclaimer: I am not a skater.)


#5

That system is ridiculous. How does one get their foot in there with all those laces in the way?

Anyway, floppy fitting, flat, non-laced shoes with no support are my least favourite. I prefer narrow, snug, firm fitting shoes with arch support and fairly rigid soles that stay with my foot. Every time I have someone help me with shoe sizing they start by measuring my foot and them putting me in shoes that are 2 sizes bigger than my ultimate preference (and purchase).


#6

I never liked the slipper style vans and felt that without the laces are much too loose. I love the clean look of the bar lacing and I like being able to adjust how tight they are. There were school wide debates about this in elementary and jr high. Also lacing style. Chucks to a lesser extent.


#7

European lacing. http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straighteuropeanlacing.htm Looks about as neat and pulls more evenly. Or ladder lacing http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/ladderlacing.htm if you have a foot that needs uneven tension.


#8

Wrong, wrong, wrong. The knot under the toung like the video would be terribly uncomfortable. That is the whole point of the toung! Maybe its a woman thing where looks trump comfort.


#9

If the shoe stays on, then you’ve done it right.


#11

I used to straight-lace all my shoes and boots, until a friend explained why some people were noticing and acting offended or even belligerent. Apparently it’s a signifier used by some of the most disgusting organized racists. If you’re in the US and a member of the ethnic plurality, you might want to think about the risk of sending unintended messages if you use this technique.


#12

First they ruin the Chaplin moustache for everyone, now this?


#13

Laces? Who uses those anymore? I’m all about the Hickies;
http://vimeo.com/104722553


Teenager dies from hickey
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