Since ‘66, Vans has been synonymous with effortlessly wearable skate gear and original street style. Today we’re answering the age-old question, ‘What’s the best way to lace Vans shoes?’ The answer is, of course, whatever way suits your unique style.
Straight-laced, cross-laced, zipper-laced or in an Off the Wall style all of your own, check out our guide to lacing your Vans shoes and getting the most out of your trainers.
Straight out of the box and ready for the street, the cross-lacing method is the standard for our iconic styles like the Vans Authentic and Old Skool. Need to lace a pair yourself? Here’s how to do it:
If you need an extra-snug fit on your shoes, the straight-lacing method will give you a good grip throughout the day (and give your trainers a unique look to boot). Here’s how it’s done:
Can’t decide between cross laces and straight laces? Zipper lacing is the unique middle ground between the two. Follow these steps to zipper lace your
If you’re about the hit the skatepark or bike track, or you’re heading on an outdoor trip, hiding the laces on your Vans trainers is the best way to avoid tripping on them or getting them caught in your wheels. Instead of bringing your laces back up to tie them at the front, tuck the ends into the sides. This works best with the straight-lace and zipper-lace methods.
Give your fave go-to skate shoes a new look with a fresh pair of laces, available in black, white and our iconic Checkerboard print. Our trainer laces are made to fit any pair of Vans shoes, so you can wear them however you like. They’re also designed for the grind with 100% polyester for long-lasting durability.
Looking for style inspo? For a classic aesthetic, team Sk8-Hi trainers with turned-up denim and a t-shirt, or pair an A-line dress with Vans Era trainers for the ultimate in street-first style. Don’t forget that there’s no right or wrong way to wear Vans – it’s all about expressing your own Off the Wall style however it suits you. Choose from hundreds of styles and colours in Vans trainers, clothing and accessories for a look that’s uniquely you and offers all-day comfort and practicality.